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fitness professional in a training session with a pregnant woman

CER559 Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness

Time limit: 112 days
4 credits

$200 Enroll

Full course description

Physical activity is essential to leading a healthy life and reducing the risk of developing chronic disease and unhealthy weight gain.  This is especially true for women during pregnancy.  Physical activity can have long-term benefits for the mother and child. It can improve quality of life, lessen many discomforts associated with pregnancy, and provide strength and endurance for a better labor and delivery experience.  This course is designed to assist the fitness professional in developing an introductory understanding of a special fitness population, pregnant clients, and to consider the implications that pregnancy has for exercise and physical activity.