Postnatal Depression

Exercise reduces the risk of Post-natal depression

Exercise reduces the risk of Post-natal depression

Postnatal depression is a common mental health condition affecting between 13-20% of mothers following childbirth. Exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of developing postnatal depression by up to 50%. This blog aims to discuss the signs and symptoms of PND and discuss the research around the efficacy of 'mums & babies' supervised group-exercise classes. To finish there are 10 exercises that can be done at home after pregnancy to strengthen your upper body, lower body, pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.