We invite you to the NEPPE webinar: Physical activity in pregnancy and postpartum on different continents…

Date: 11th of January, 2023

Time: 4 – 5.20 PM CET (80 minutes)

Register here:

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Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that exercise during and after pregnancy is beneficial for the health of mothers and babies, a significant proportion of women in the perinatal period are not active enough. Statistics are worse in countries where women’s activities are limited by cultural aspects and stereotypes. Beliefs and traditions are often stronger than science-based knowledge. How to fight them…? What skills should an instructor or trainer have to safely and effectively conduct classes for pregnant or postpartum clients and at the same time face many taboos in this area?

In this webinar, eminent experts from different countries will share their experiences. We have invited internationally recognized scientists and practitioners in the field of exercise during pregnancy and after childbirth. Based on their many years of research, we hope to encourage pregnant and postpartum women to systematic physical activity. We also want to inspire exercise professionals to update their competences.

This webinar is aimed in particular at fitness instructors, personal trainers, yoga and Pilates teachers, exercise specialists, physiotherapists, as well as training providers, health professionals, obstetric care providers and pregnant and postpartum exercisers.

Our experts:

prof. Lene Haakstadt, Norwegian School of Sport Science, Norway

prof. Mireille van Poppel, University of Graz, Austria 

assoc. prof. Sarah J. Moss, North-West University, South African Repaublic  

assist. prof. Najmeh Shojaeian, Islamic Azad University, Iran 

assoc. prof. Xian Guo, Beijing Sport University, China 


assoc. prof. Anna Szumilewicz – the NEPPE project coordinator, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Poland

Event organizer: Super Mama Birth School and Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, Poland