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Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Prescription™
Course Objectives

  1. Identify the current research and the effects of exercise on maternal and fetal health.

  2. Describe anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy.

  3. Discuss 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 discuss considerations for training during pregnancy and postpartum.

  5. Identify specific and appropriate exercises and activities for prenatal and postpartum women.

  6. Explain the benefits and guidelines of water exercises for pregnant clients.

  7. Outline suggestions for initiating or enhancing a prenatal and postpartum exercise program.

  8. Identify postnatal exercise goals and program design considerations for recovery from both vaginal birth and cesarean delivery.

  9. Identify complications and common conditions of pregnancy and postpartum and management strategies.

  10. Discuss fitness practitioners' professional responsibilities, including health screening, monitoring exercise, record keeping, and emergency procedures.

  11. Identify available resources that can be used in prenatal and postpartum exercise instruction and programming.

 
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