A message from PregActive
During this time when we are dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I know that you will likely have more questions than answers. I’d like to reassure you of our commitment to your health and wellbeing. Now more than ever.
Our team of postnatal fitness and health professionals has been constantly monitoring developments as they unfold, and we want you to have the most accurate information available to you at this time. Our focus is on you, the mother.
We know you are busy doing all you can to look after your baby. Staying healthy, fit and active throughout your recovery is vital to your health and your wellbeing.
I want your focus to be on yourself and to enjoy your beautiful little baby. The excitement and arrival of your baby is what will bring daily happiness to you.
I urge you to continue with your healthy living plan that includes healthy eating, participating in appropriate workouts, making the right lifestyle choices and especially looking after your mental health.
If you have decided to not attend your in-studio postpartum exercise classes or to avoid the gym all together, then my at-home workouts are ideal for you to continue looking after your health and wellbeing. You can workout in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Now is the time to avoid close contact through the now common term we are all being confronted with called ‘social distancing.’ It’s a difficult concept for all of us to implement especially when we need friends and family close by for help and support.
Our PregActive Facebook support group takes on more importance right now as we welcome all pregnant women and new mamas to join together and provide that support during this time. If you haven’t joined us, then please do as I want you to feel a part of our supportive tribe of inspirational women.
Let’s remain strong, supportive, inspired and look forward to that life-changing moment when you get to wake up with your beautiful little baby.
What to do if you become unwell
There’s been much written about the symptoms of coronavirus. In short, they can include fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, please contact a health clinic or your doctor, and they will advise next steps, including if you need to be tested.
At this time testing is being prioritised for those that have had recent overseas travel or contact with a confirmed case, and also for health care workers.
Most importantly, if you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call for urgent medical help.
How to protect yourself and each other
Practising good hygiene is one of the most effective ways to protect against infection and prevent the spread of coronavirus. All of us have a role to play in maintaining high standards to protect our own health and the health of each other.
These measures include:
• covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue.
• disposing of tissues properly.
• washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet.
• using alcohol-based hand sanitisers.
• cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.
Another way to protect the community is social distancing, which is essentially reducing the contact you have with other people.
• staying at home if you are unwell, and avoiding close contact with anyone who is unwell.
• avoiding large public gatherings if they’re not essential.
• keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people whenever possible.
• minimising physical contact, especially with people at higher risk such as older people and people with existing health conditions .
With love and support, Your PregActive Team
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