Active Mom Postpartum

2023 Top 5: # 4 MEGAN JAMES: Returning to Run After Childbirth

December 08, 2023 Season 2 Episode 49
Active Mom Postpartum
2023 Top 5: # 4 MEGAN JAMES: Returning to Run After Childbirth
Show Notes

Coming in at #4 of our top episodes of 2023 is my conversation with Megan James. 

She is a  PhD Student at Cardiff Metropolitan University. In her studies, she is exploring returning to running after childbirth. Her goal is to help bridge the gap between clinicians and research, and has collaborated with other researchers and clinicians on recent publications. We look at all of the different factors that can play into a mom’s experience in returning to run after having a baby. 

Megan shares insight from her research and how it can help clinicians better serve their patients. This interview is full of great takeaways! 

Her e-survey is currently open and she would appreciate responses to help us in this under-researched area! Criteria is over 18, have given birth in the last 2 years and ran for at least 30 minutes per week prior to most recent pregnancy:


We talk about:

-choosing PhD area of study

-uplifting others in pelvic health

-rehabing after childbirth

-fear of injury

-personalized care within the guidelines

-educating sooner

Time Stamps

1:00 choosing postpartum women & running for PhD studies

6:44 biggest impacts on moms returning to run

12:20 the role running plays in a mom’s life 

18:10 biggest gaps between research and patient care






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