Episode 89

Exercise And Pregnancy: Why It's Important And How To Do It Safely


December 13th, 2021

22 mins 48 secs

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About this Episode

In episode 89, Victoria Forsdick, Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctor at the Australian Institute of Sport, joins us.

Specifically you will learn:

  • Underpinning physiology of pregnancy in sport
  • Special considerations when returning to sport
  • How to support new mums in sport and exercise

About Victoria

"Dr Victoria Forsdick is a sport and exercise medicine doctor based at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Australia. Before joining the AIS for 2021 she has worked within women’s sport for the past couple of years as a team doctor for a Women’s Australian Rules Football Club. Victoria is passionate about women’s sport, health and equality and is undertaking research at the AIS in this area. Her research - The Mum-Alete project - is looking at women returning to elite sport after having a baby and the facilitators and barriers that contribute to a successful or unsuccessful return."

Twitter: @drvforsdick

Here is the link to our research website for Australian athletes to complete: https://www.ais.gov.au/health-wellbeing/the-mum-alete-project
Here is the link to the AIS Female Performance Health Initiative page which has great resources for coaches, athletes etc. https://www.ais.gov.au/fphi


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