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Walking and Talking group for pregnant women and new mum's with baby's

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Verulamium park - Westminster lodge car park

Hollywell Hill

St Albans

AL1 2DL

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PBB events walking and talking group welcomes pregnant women and mum's with baby's up to 3 months old to join us on a local walk each week.

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It is well documented that exercise in pregnancy and after birth is beneficial for physical fitness and mental health and well being.

So, it really was a no brainer as to why we needed to set these up and get them running. Our aim is to get pregnant women out in the fresh air talking to other pregnant women and new mums whilst getting some gentle exercise and some support whilst chatting. The evidence is out there about how good exercise is in pregnancy for mental health benefits, releasing endorphins making you feel brighter, happier etc and walking is a good way of keeping fit and helping to keep the weight gain under control.

Our new mums also need the networks as it can feel really isolating with a new baby indoors all the time. It offers a chance to talk to other new mums and know that you are not the only one experiencing that feeling or worrying about something and that alone can be such a relief.

There are lots of walking groups out there, as we found out whilst researching, but not specifically for pregnant women and new mums only. Yes we can join groups with other members of the public for a ramble or go for walks with our families, which we strongly advocate by the way, but having a chat whilst walking, talking to other women in a similar boat to you, we feel, will have an amazing effect on your well-being. Help to set up support and friendships for the future.

The walks will be about an hour long and at a pace suitable for all as we anticipate heavily pregnant women joining us and we can’t chat if we are power walking. For new mums, as keen as you might be to get out and join us try shorter walks to start with maybe 15 – 20 mins see how you feel and when you feel ready for an hour’s walk come along.

We encourage you to bring a drink and a snack and possibly a blanket to sit on as we can have a rest after the walk when, again 6 can gather 2 m apart. until the restrictions are eased.

We will vary the locations, days and times depending on our shifts. Location wise we are looking at – Watford, Hemel, St Albans, London Colney and possibly Ashridge. We will be sorting out venues with parking and hopefully toilets. The walks will all be pram/buggy friendly for our new mums.

• To walk with us you need to book on Eventbrite so we can control the numbers and we have the info for track and trace.

• It is a free event.

• The walk will only be cancelled if icy or if there is snow on the ground.

• The groups will be 1 of us and 5 walkers as there is a max of 6 in a gathering at the moment.

• Depending on how many of us can make each date– me, Hayley, Emma and Maisie – that will decide the amount of groups walking that day 15 mins apart.

• Once booked on Eventbrite walkers will be sent a disclaimer to sign basically saying you walk at your own risk. We are not qualified walking people and we will be the same as a group of friends going for a walk. Walkers will give this form to me, Hayley, Emma or Maisie on arrival and you don’t then have to fill another one in.

• Each walker will be sent a medical form as well which will contain details of any conditions and medication and an emergency contact person. This is to be put in a sealed envelope in the walkers bag etc with ICE in big letters so that it can be retrieved quickly in case of any accidents etc. Pregnant women must have their hand-held notes with them.

• We suggest babies in slings or prams/buggies for our new mums.

• Other children are welcome in buggies if possible whilst we are walking. This is a walking and talking group for adults. Once the walk is over whilst having a drink or snack of course other children can have a run around at that point.

• New mums are welcome to walk and talk with us until babies are 3 months old by which time it is hoped that walkers will have made some friends and can start to plan their own adventures. This will allow space for new walkers to join us.

PBB are very protective of our women and this group could be seen by some businesses’ as a great opportunity to let you know about their products and services whilst walking and talking. This is another reason why we need you to book to attend so that we are the gate keepers as to who joins us.

We are not saying that once restrictions are over that we won’t have other health professionals etc joining us for a walk and talk to explain about their services but at our invitation only and if it is of interest to the group.

We are really excited about this and cant wait to walk and talk with you as well.

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Verulamium park - Westminster lodge car park

Hollywell Hill

St Albans

AL1 2DL

United Kingdom

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