PREGNANCY & THE DANCER,
ONE DANCE UK FACTSHEET 19
Francesca McCoid, Sue Harris & Rachel Rafiefar
The original resource that inspired Dance Mama to be created.
Join as a member to One Dance UK to gain access to this fantastic resource amongst many other benefits
SAFE DANCE PRACTICE
CHAPTER 10, pages 219 -225
Edel Quin, Sonia Rafferty & Charlotte Tomlinson
The 'bible' of dance science-based advice for all aspects of dance experience contains a precious few pages on dancing through pregnancy, and some advice for return to work
PREGNANCY & PARENTHOOD
THE DANCER'S PERSPECTIVE
Charlotte Vincent & Helen Laws
Vincent Dance Theatre, One Dance UK & Creative and Cultural Skills 2009 report covering a variety of aspects of dancing and parenthood for the employee and employer
QUEENS UNIVERISTY BELFAST
Dr Aoife McGrath, Senior Lecturer of The School of Arts, English and Languages heads up Dance and The Maternal, delivering research and performance projects on this subject.
QUB has a group of PhD students researching this topic including, researcher Chloe Hillyar who's The Pregnant Dancer 2021 project, supported by Arts Council England's National Lottery Project Grants explores how female dancers can continue working during pregnancy and the postnatal period. Chloe has contributed to the Maternity & Midwifery Forum with thsi article below.
The Active Pregnancy Foundation has a variety of information on it's Insight page and throughout it's site including the UK government CMO approved guidelines of activity in pre and postnatal women (below) as well as top tips for support in lockdown. They are a fantastic organisation, championing womens' health, research and education encouraging all to be active.
Dance Mama Founder, Lucy McCrudden is proud to be the Secretariat to the charity's Scientific Advisory Board.
Bump start needed: linking guidelines, policy and practice in promoting physical activity during and beyond pregnancy
Hayley Mills, Lou Atkinson,
Ellinor Olander, Debbie Smith, Louise Hayes, Sinead Currie, James Newham, Charlie Foster, Marlize De Vivo
Article in British Journal of Sports Medicine from experts at the UK's leading universities
“They turn to you first for everything”: insights into midwives’ perspectives of providing physical activity advice and guidance to pregnant women.
Marlize De Vivo & Hayley Mills
An insight into how midwives promote physical activity during pregnancy from professors from the Perinatal Physical Activity Research Group, University of Canterbury
University of Canterbury
This multidisciplinary group designs, conducts and communicates high quality research focusing on physical activity during pre-conception, pregnancy and post-natal periods. PPARG work both in collaboration, and offers consultation with, a large range of stakeholders to maximise benefit and impact of their research and expertise.
Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) Female Health & Performance in Sport Virtual Conference
Dr Amal Hassan Co-Chairs the 2022 Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) Female Health & Performance in Sport Virtual Conference in this replay.
All the presentations are excellent, but do head to 1 hour 11 mins in to hear Dr Amal Hassan's presentation Pregnancy, Exercise and The Athlete.
Parents in Performing Arts Campaign has produced a number of important research reports with various partners, revealing the huge challenges that parents face across dance, theatre and music industries.
Their latest report highlights the severity of the impact of COVID19 on these sectors and can be access on the link below.