M9P3 - MINUS NINE PLUS THREE is a project Co-funded by the Eramsus+ programme of the European Union, promoted by the Italian sports association "Concetto Danza".
Welcome to M9P3, a revolutionary project dedicated to creating open and inclusive environments for young mothers, pregnant women, and single fathers. In the face of isolation and postpartum depression, M9P3 introduces a groundbreaking training program that spans the gestation period and the crucial first three years of a child's life.
M9P3 is a sport for pregnant women and mothers. The M9P3 training program goes beyond traditional approaches by forming class groups with a dual purpose. Firstly, it advocates the benefits of sports during pregnancy and postpartum, and secondly, it serves a vital supportive social role. Our overarching goal is to promote inclusion and facilitate physical activity for pregnant women, contributing significantly to the well-being of those dealing with postpartum depression.
The general objective of the project is:
Promote inclusion and practice for pregnant sportswomen, thus contributing to the project's overall benefits for women with postpartum depression.
1) Educate on the benefits of the sport during pregnancy and postpartum.
2) Provide tools for sports associations to promote education on the benefits of sports for women during pregnancy and post-pregnancy and to enable them to offer recreational sports activities suitable for combating postpartum depression.
The M9P3 training is a sport for pregnant women and mothers, a program that goes beyond traditional approaches by forming class groups with a dual purpose. Firstly, it advocates the benefits of sports during pregnancy and postpartum, and secondly, it serves a vital supportive social role. Our overarching goal is to promote inclusion and facilitate physical activity for pregnant women, contributing significantly to the well-being of those dealing with postpartum depression.
Post Partum Depression in Europe:
In Europe, the prevalence of Postpartum Depression (DPP) is a pressing issue, ranging from 8% to 16.7%. Approximately 10-15% of women in Europe and globally suffer from postpartum depression, impacting both the individuals and their families significantly.
Why Sport During Pregnancy is a European Priority:
Encouraging sports during pregnancy is imperative due to evolving socio-cultural dynamics in Europe. As more women delay pregnancy until later in life, managing pregnancies in older age poses greater risks to both mother and child. The transformation of a young body during motherhood is more controllable and reversible than that of a more mature body.
The average percentage of European women with children aged 35 or older has risen to 20.8%. Italy stands at 36.3%, emphasizing the need for targeted interventions. Maternal overweight is also on the rise in several European countries, demanding a proactive approach to ensure the well-being of mothers and children.
Join M9P3 in revolutionizing the approach to pregnancy and postpartum well-being through the power of sports. By focusing on education, empowerment, and inclusivity, we aim to make a positive impact on the lives of mothers, pregnant women, and their families. Together, let's build a healthier and happier future.