Fitness for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Course Description:

This mini-course equips you with the knowledge and tools to design safe and effective fitness programs for pregnant and postpartum women. Explore the benefits of exercise throughout pregnancy and postpartum recovery, discover modifications for common exercises to ensure safety and effectiveness, and learn strategies to keep women motivated and engaged in their fitness journey.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the physiological changes associated with pregnancy and their impact on exercise.
  • Identify the benefits of exercise for pregnant and postpartum women.
  • Learn safe and effective exercise techniques for each trimester of pregnancy and postpartum recovery.
  • Apply modifications to common exercises to make them suitable for different stages of pregnancy and postpartum recovery.
  • Develop strategies to motivate and support pregnant and postpartum women in their fitness journey.

Course Completion:

This mini-course is designed for self-paced learning. There are no formal assessments or quizzes. Utilize the provided resources and course documents to gain a foundational knowledge of designing safe and inclusive fitness programs for pregnant and postpartum women.

Additional Notes:

  • The course leverages high-quality YouTube videos from certified professionals like prenatal fitness specialists, registered dietitians, and physical therapists.
  • The course provides detailed information within the modules themselves, along with downloadable documents to solidify your understanding of the concepts presented.