Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , NBHWC 1.0 CECs, YMCA of the USA 0.1 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

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

1.0 CECs
YMCA of the USA
0.1 CECs


Yet another great course where I learned more than I expected to. I think it's so important to have great instructors for these courses and this one absolutely nails it. You can tell she has a passion for this and I found the information to be so valuable.

I honestly wish it was longer - it was a great overview, but I still need to research a LOT more before I feel comfortable with the info.

Highly recommended. Offers visual and practical examples to use with pregnant and postpartum clients.