First Steps to Post Natal Fitness

Introduction

Some new mothers will be desperate to get back to physical activity and their exercise regime after pregnancy for others formal exercise may be a new thing but body image has suddenly become important.

Formal exercise following birth has known benefits for many aspects of the physical and psychological welfare of the mother - but also for the baby in areas such as ease of Lactation etc.    But when should a new mother start exercise and what type of exercise - when.  

In this module Heather King-Smith looks at the Research evidence and sets Instructors going with a clear plan of of What, Why and When.

 

Objectives

At the end of this course Students will recognise:

  • The benefits and risks of post-natal exercise
  • Influences that  affect the ability of the new mother to exercise
  • The changes in physiology of the new mother
  • The anatomy of the female pelvis and the transition of the pelvis following the trauma of vaginal birth.
  • The effects of Caesarian delivery on the body and considerations for exercise following Caesarian Section.
  • The power of Breath and breathing int he Post Natal client
  • The forces at work on Posture in the postnatal body
  • A structured plan from birth to 16 weeks  following biorth to bring the client back to their pre preganancy exercise regime
  • Post-natal exercise guidelines

Prerequisites

This course is designed with exercises chosen, discussed and taught with a contemporary Pilates methodology.    The course is therefore Ideal for Fitness Professionals of all persuasions who have an understanding of Pilates basic principles.

Duration

7 hour course