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Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Manual

Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Manual
4th Edition 2016

By Catherine Cram, Gwen Hyatt

A continuing education course for personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and health/fitness professionals working with pregnant and postpartum women.

$55 (plus $7.00 shipping)

Description

Chapter 1. Benefits of Exercise During and After Pregnancy
Effect of Prenatal Exercise on Maternal Health
Effect of Exercise on Fetal Health
Effect of Postpartum Exercise on Maternal Health and Infant Growth
Self-Check Quiz

Chapter 2. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
Cardiovascular and Circulatory Changes During Pregnancy
Respiratory Changes During Pregnancy
Metabolic and Thermal Changes During Pregnancy
Anatomical Changes During Pregnancy
Self-Check Quiz

Chapter 3. Prenatal Exercise Prescription
COG Guidelines Reaffirmed 2009
International Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Prenatal Exercise Design
Prenatal Exercises
The Pregnant Competitive Athlete
Self-Check Quiz

Chapter 4. Postnatal Exercise Prescription
Postnatal Expectations
Vaginal Birth Recovery Program
Cesarean Delivery Recovery Program
Scar Mobilization
Core Strengthening Exercises After Cesarean Delivery
Postpartum Exercise Prescription
Abdominal Rehabilitation
Strength Training
Proper Body Mechanics and Ergonomics
Exercise and Breastfeeding
Check Points
Self-Check Quiz

Chapter 5. Maternal Exercise Program Design
Instructor Responsibilities
Safety
Program Goals
Fitness Components
Exercise Session Format
Choreography
Mainstreaming the Pregnant Student
Self-Check Quiz

Chapter 6. Complications and Common Conditions of Pregnancy and Postpartum
Obstetrical Complications
Common Conditions
Bed Rest
Self-Check Quiz

Chapter 7. Professional Responsibilities
Health Screening for Physical Activity
Monitoring Exercise
Record Keeping
Scope of Practice
Emergency Procedures
Self-Check Quiz
Self-Check Quizzes Answer Key
Client Handouts
Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy
Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Essential Nutrients During Pregnancy
Common Complaints and Problems During Pregnancy
Exercise Dos and Don’ts for Prenatal Women
Nutritional Needs Postpartum and When Breastfeeding
Weight Loss While Breastfeeding
Lifting and Carrying Safely
Proper Body Mechanics When Lifting Your Baby
Forms
Health History Questionnaire
Status of Current Pregnancy
Physician Consent Form
Maternal Fitness Class Record

Glossary
References
Resources

“In the absence of a Service-wide conditioning/reconditioning program for Airmen who are pre/post-partum, the Air Force relied on the education/training outlined in the Catherine Cram’s hand-outs and online resources. The materials provided by Ms. Cram provided standardized and evidence-based information, which was essential in the program development of the AF programs.”
Dr. Nita Hawk, Ed.D. CHES/ACSM
Health Promotion Program Manager/Fitness Analyst Defense Health Headquarters/AFMSA
“I had the amazing opportunity to not only attend, but to host Catherine's training for her comprehensive course, Prenatal & Postpartum Exercise Design. Attendees left feeling prepared to dispel the common myths and misconceptions regarding exercise during pregnancy and postpartum, prepared to modify for common aches/pains and well aware of their professional responsibilities. I have implemented so much of what we learned into practice and continue to rely on the course to guide me in my practice. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to truly fortify their knowledge base and confidence level!”
Maura Shirey, RN, CPFE
Owners, Bodies for BirthTM
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