PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH & CORE STABILITY
One Dance UK have excellent resources that are relevant to dancing parents - particularly Dance Mama's and their rehabilitation back into the work place.
Whilst we're working on more specific advice here are two pieces information for you to peruse.
The Pregnant Dancer is a research project, led by researcher Chloe Hillyar, and supported by Arts Council England's National Lottery Project Grants. It explores how female dancers can continue working during pregnancy and the postnatal period. The research aims to reverse the notion that dance is only for younger practitioners without family commitments. The main objective is to develop a current contemporary dance pedagogy to ensure safe physiological practice for mother dancers.
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.
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
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.
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.