Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design, 4th Edition

Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design, 4th Edition
Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design, 4th Edition
SKU: 905

by Catherine Cram, MS, and Gwen Hyatt, MS

Now Also Available as an Electronic Download Course!

Discover what every fitness professional working with pre- and postnatal women should know about designing safe and appropriate exercise routines with the Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design, Fourth Edition CE Course. Learn the effect of exercise on maternal and fetal health and how to set intensity levels and modify exercise based on guidelines from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG), and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOCG). This course covers the latest research; demonstrates appropriate core strengthening and pelvic floor exercises; and includes suspended body-weight, flexibility, relaxation, and breathing exercises. It also suggests guidelines for strength training, water exercise, and competitive sports during pregnancy. The DVD included in this package demonstrates self-care techniques for postpartum women and shows a home care visit from a therapist instructing a new mother in the techniques and exercises. 189 pages & DVD.

Course Length: 8.0 contact hours

Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate


This package contain the DVD and the reading and testing materials for the course


Prenatal & Postpartum Exercise Design, 4th Edition

Course Goals:

This course is intended to instruct the student, through self-paced study, on guidelines and precautions for prenatal and postpartum exercise design.

Student Objectives:

At the end of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify the current research and the effects of exercise on maternal and fetal health.
2. Identify anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy
3. Outline the current American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and international guidelines for exercise during pregnancy and postpartum.
4. Outline safe and appropriate exercise design for prenatal and postpartum women and identify considerations for training during pregnancy and postpartum.
5. Identify specific and appropriate exercises and activities for prenatal and postpartum women.
6. Recognize the benefits and guidelines of water exercises for pregnant clients.
7. Identify postpartum exercise goals and program design considerations for recovery from both vaginal birth and cesarean delivery.
8. Recognize contraindications to aerobic exercise during pregnancy
9. Recognize warning signs to discontinue exercise while pregnant.
10. Outline suggestions for initiating or enhancing a prenatal and postpartum exercise program.
11. Identify complications and common conditions of pregnancy and postpartum and management strategies.
12. Identify professional responsibilities, including health screening, monitoring exercise, record keeping and emergency procedures.

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