"Current Guidelines for Prenatal Fitness” will provide an overview that covers
the effects of exercise on the physiological changes of pregnancy and fetal
response. The American Congress of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines and research in the field of
maternal fitness will be discussed, as well as the contraindications for exercise. Innovative techniques for modifying each
component of a fitness program and guidelines for strength and flexibility
training will be described.
Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to:
the principal effects exercise has on the physiological changes of pregnancy.
how exercise impacts fetal stress response.
ACOG absolute and relative contraindications to exercise during pregnancy.
prenatal warning signs and symptoms to terminate exercise.
the four components of a prenatal exercise design.
how to develop a safe and effective strength and flexibility exercise program.
Catherine Cram is an
exercise physiologist and specialist in the field of maternal fitness. Her
consulting company, "Comprehensive Fitness Consulting, LLC” (www.ppfconsulting.com) specializes in
providing the most current pre-and postnatal exercise information and
certificate trainings to medical, fitness and military healthcare providers. Catherine
has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and serves as the maternal fitness
consultant for www.babyfit.com.
She co-authored the
2012-revised edition of "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy” with Dr. James
Clapp. She was a contributing author of the text "Women’s Health Care in
Physical Therapy: Principles and Practices for Rehabilitation Specialists”, and
the author of the book, "Fit Pregnancy for Dummies”.
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