It’s in a trainer’s best interest to have a sound knowledge base in order to develop, establish, and be able to modify an excellent postnatal program. The aim of the program is to maintain the mother’s optimal health after the birth of her baby. Once the baby is born, a mother is usually keen to regain her shape, strengthen her abdominal, back and deep core muscles to help deal with the increased physical activity related to the care of her new baby, and also prepare for any subsequent pregnancies. A thorough understanding of the changes that have occurred to a woman’s body and mind, during pregnancy, and after the delivery of her baby is essential. These changes, which are specific to every woman, guide the trainer in developing an optimal personalised exercise program and manage not only the straightforward client but the more complex one as well.
NOTE: This unit is not available as an elective in any programs, it is a short stand-alone course only.