Information for participants
The Babi Actif project is managed by Snowdonia Active, a consultancy delivering projects linked to outdoor recreation. Snowdonia Active is responsible for the provision, organisation and advertising of Babi Actif activities, but session content and delivery are the responsibility of contracted session leaders. Reasonable care is taken in session planning to ensure safe delivery and session leaders take reasonable care to ensure both the suitability of the locations used and the safety of participants during sessions. However, it should be noted that, as with any physical activity in the outdoors, sessions may include an element of risk and as session leaders are not in loco parentis, parents/guardians are responsible for safeguarding their children during all activities.
Disclaimer / Guidance Notes
If you are living with a medically diagnosed and / or controlled health condition, please consult your doctor before undertaking any exercise and confirm that they are happy for you to exercise. It is not recommended that you restart exercise without direction from your doctor after the birth of your baby. Typically, there is a six to eight-week check after a vaginal delivery. This is when you will be advised about restarting appropriate exercise. Not all surgeries offer this check so you may have to make a specific appointment to discuss with your health professional.
After a Caesarean, the safest guidance is to wait until 12 weeks have passed and only start if you are feeling 100% recovered and your Caesarean section is healed with no history of infection on the wound site.
Do you have any postpartum or postnatal considerations that might affect your ability to participate in exercise?
a womb infection?
a wound infection?
extended postpartum bleeding?
extended postpartum haemorrhage?
unhealed and concerning abdominal separation?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above, DO NOT start today. Please wait until you are feeling well enough and have been given the go-ahead from your doctor or health professional.
When you register to attend a buggy active session you will be issued with a Post-natal Health Screening Form by the session leader. When you first attend, your session leader will be able to discuss any concerns you may have.
All pregnancies are unique and therefore all postnatal journeys are unique. Each experience is different, and it is so important to allow yourself ample time to adjust and take care of yourself as a mother, even more so if you have more than one child, to avoid exhaustion.