- Continuing Education
Exercise During and After Pregnancy: Understanding ACOG Guidelines
|Provider:||ACE - American Council On Exercise|
|CEC Credits:||ACE 0.1 CECs , NBHWC 1.0 Contact Hours, ACSM 1.0 CECs|
The Latest American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Guidelines: What You Need to Know
For many health and fitness professionals, helping prenatal and postnatal clients feel healthy, strong and equipped for motherhood is a fulfilling professional experience. It is also one that requires special knowledge and skills. To safely and effectively train prenatal and postnatal clients, you need to follow guidelines set forth by the ACOG, which advises on the highest standards of practice in women’s health.
The current ACOG guidelines reflect more than a decade of research on perinatal exercise, as well as advice on core work during pregnancy and recommendations on exercising after birth.
In this video training, noted perinatal training expert and co-owner of Oh Baby! Fitness Kathleen Donahoe will guide you through the latest guidelines and explain what they mean to you and your clients. After completing this course, you will be able to safely and effectively work with pregnant and postpartum women and inspire confidence as they journey into motherhood.
You will learn:
- Specific ACOG recommendations for duration, frequency and intensity of exercise for healthy pregnant women
- Two common exercises for pregnant women that are now NOT recommended by ACOG
- The most important core exercises for pregnant women, and which ones to avoid
- How and when women can return to exercise after birth, including exercises they should resume shortly after giving birth
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