What you need to know
Being active during pregnancy has many physical and mental health benefits and is generally safe for most women. But knowing whether it is safe for YOU personally, still leaves many women confused and even scared.
Pre-screening is an important first step in ensuring safe and enjoyable engagement with physical activities. The Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy UK (GAQ-P) has been designed to identify the small number of women who need to consult with a healthcare professional before they begin or continue to be physically active, and to help the majority of healthy pregnant women overcome any concerns they might have about getting or staying active. Ultimately, this self-administered pre-screening tool helps to empower women to take ownership of their health and wellbeing during their pregnancy.
Using the Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy – UK Version
The GAQ-P consists of four questions to help you decide whether you should consult with a healthcare professional before becoming or continuing to be physically active during your pregnancy. You may complete this form for your own reassurance, or you may be asked to complete the form by fitness professional, qualified exercise professional, or leisure operator.
Download and complete the Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy – UK Version.
If you’ve answered “YES” to any question, you should consult with a healthcare professional before beginning or continuing to be physically active. The form below has been developed to facilitate a conversation between you and your healthcare professional.
Download the Healthcare Professional Consultation Form for Prenatal Physical Activity – UK Version and take it to your appointment.