Postnatal recovery Course for new mums
From Bump Back to You is a postnatal recovery course based in Basildon, which provides new mums with the support and information they need, on how to get active after having their baby when struggling to find help elsewhere.
The course aims to help new mums with babies from 6 weeks to 1 year, who share the goal of wanting to get active again after giving birth. All the mums were nervous and unsure on what was safe to do, and wanted advice and guidance on these worries. Being a new mum can also be an isolating period so this course helps to bring women together providing mental health benefits.
Anna Meggitt, the brain behind MummyMOT led the sessions and helped attendees return to weight training and impact exercise such as running and HIIT. The course concludes with a postnatal-safe Pilates class that brings together lots of the exercises, which have been learnt over the six-week period.
All attendees are now taking part in 150+ minutes of activity each week with 6 of the participants currently working their way through the Couch to 5k challenge. 10 of the attendees before starting the course admitted to doing less than 30 mins of exercise a week
The sessions are held at Animated Physio at Watch House Farm in Basildon and focus on topics including posture, breathing and abdominal strength, as well as other types of pain in various parts of the body. To ensure the sessions were delivered properly and the most beneficially to attendees, Anna extended the length of each session from 45 minutes to an hour due to the sessions often over running.