Provider: Oh Baby! Fitness Prenatal and Postpartum Training
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 1.0 CECs

Empower New and Expectant Mothers to Build Strength and Confidence

Pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood are incredible—and can sometimes be incredibly difficult. The physical, mental and emotional changes that new and expectant mothers experience is nothing short of life-changing. Each pregnancy is unique and beautiful, but many women struggle with pain, discomfort, and physical and emotional stress, both during and after pregnancy. The power of exercise and movement can make a monumental difference in their lives.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year—with 4 million new and expectant mothers struggling to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies, energy and confidence. For these mothers, a little movement can go a long way.

Regular exercise during and after pregnancy can alleviate pain, improve posture, build the stamina needed for labor and delivery, and relieve stress. There’s even evidence that physical activity may prevent gestational diabetes. Exercise is good for everyone—and especially beneficial to new mothers. That’s why doctors are increasingly encouraging women to exercise regularly both during and after their pregnancies.

Despite growing demand, there is a dearth of qualified health and fitness professionals who possess the specific knowledge and skill set to lead these crucial pre-and postnatal exercise programs.

The Oh Baby! Fitness® Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise Instructor Training opens countless opportunities for those who want to help new and expectant mothers regain strength and confidence, overcome postpartum depression, and forge a stronger bond with their child through the power of physical activity. The course is taught by Oh Baby! Fitness owners Kathleen Donahoe, a leading perinatal fitness instructor who has trained thousands of new and expectant moms, and Clare Schexnyder, a former CNN producer for Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who was inspired to found Oh Baby! Fitness after the birth of her child —and her own experience with post-partum depression.

Completing this training will allow you to reach a growing and untapped market, and gain lifelong clients in the process.

You will learn:

  • The science behind how pregnancy affects women’s bodies during and after pregnancy, and how these changes relate to exercise programs and physical activity.
  • A variety of exercise modalities and modifications designed specifically for pregnant and postpartum women.
  • To develop safe, effective and fun exercise programs that can be customized to meet the physiological and psychological needs of each individual client.
  • How to effectively communicate with clients to describe the physical changes pre-and postnatal women undergo, and offer exercises that foster a healthier pregnancy and ease recovery.
  • How to assess each client’s needs based on pregnancy trimester and/or fitness level, and how to modify exercises to correspond with their physical needs throughout pregnancy and beyond.


I was pretty disappointed with the depth of this course. It felt shallow and outdated. I would take an outside approved course instead if I were to do it again.

Somewhat informational, but mostly outdated. The guidance on exercise during pregnancy has changed and improved drastically since this course was published.

Honestly, I feel like I wasted my money. I wish I would have went with a different school. This course wasn't very in depth. Especially, after having kids...even, 21 years ago. Not only, was the course a waste of time, but the test has grammatical and spelling errors. This is probably going to be the last course I take through ACE. You seem to be more concerned with "inclusive", than you are with teaching.