The Royal College of Midwives shares advice for Slimming World’s mums-to-be during the coronavirus outbreak
Slimming World’s partner the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has provided new resources for expectant mums to help them navigate their pregnancy during the coronavirus outbreak.
Along with useful infographics, the RCM has put together a coronavirus Q&A for pregnant women and their families, addressing a number of key questions, including the potential effect of the virus on mums-to-be and their babies, attending appointments, birth arrangements, working while pregnant and many more.
Find the advice and resources here: https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/mums/expectant-mums/coronavirus-advice-during-pregnancy
Slimming World works in partnership with the RCM to raise awareness in supporting pregnant women and breastfeeding mums in managing their weight. We are the only national weight management organisation that supports pregnant and breastfeeding women and, with the backing and ongoing recommendation of their midwife or GP, actively support mums-to-be and new mums to make healthy changes to their diet and activity and to manage their weight healthily during this time.
We have a site specifically designed for women before, during and after their pregnancy: www.slimmingworld.co.uk/mums/
Read Slimming World’s pregnancy policy here: https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/health/policies/pregnancy.aspx
About Slimming World
Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969. There are now more than 19,000 weekly groups supporting 900,000 members across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Groups are run by a network of 5,000 community-based Slimming World Consultants, who receive specific training in the role of diet and physical activity in weight management, as well as sophisticated behaviour-change techniques. Following the suspension of weekly groups as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Slimming World has launched a temporary virtual service so members can continue to enjoy – in a virtual environment – the vital weight-loss support, but also friendship and community spirit they find in their local group each week. Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the science of satiety and energy density. Our phased activity programme, Body Magic, eases members into activity until it becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. The principles behind Slimming World’s philosophy are based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by people who are overweight and recognition that those who struggle with weight carry a double burden, the weight itself and a burden of guilt and shame about their weight. Slimming World’s programme integrates practical, up-to-date advice with a highly developed support system based on care and compassion, and Consultant training focuses on facilitating, encouraging and empowering members to make changes in a supportive, warm and friendly group environment. Consultant training is delivered through the Slimming World Academy. Slimming World also invests in a comprehensive research programme to develop its support for long-term weight management. The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.
For more information about Slimming World’s approach visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000. Follow Slimming World on Twitter at www.twitter.com/slimmingworld or become a Slimming World fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/slimmingworld
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