Third Trimester: Training for Labour

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Third Trimester: Training for Labour


Third Trimester: Training for Labour is targeted towards Fitness Professionals (encompassing Gym Instructors, Personal Trainers and Group Exercise Instructors) who want to enhance their clients training experience by assisting them with labour and birth preparation tools, as a part of their fitness program and assist them in planning for their post-natal recovery.

Learning outcomes:

  • Strategies for preparing clients for labour and birth in the fitness setting
  • Aerobic conditioning tools for mental preparation for labour
  • Overview of the three stages of Labour
  • Strength training strategies that can be used in the third trimester to prepare for labour
  • Stretches which enable specific preparation for labour and birth positions
  • Ways to prepare the pelvic floor for birth and postnatal recovery
  • Using training intensity changes for labour training
  • Modifying resistance exercises to protect the pelvic floor during pregnancy
  • Teaching clients relaxation and breathing awareness strategies to use in labour
  • Application of relaxation principles to using in the postnatal period to assist the adjustment from pregnancy to motherhood
  • Preparing and equipping clients with a postnatal recovery plan
  • Referring clients for postnatal physiotherapy or medical follow up when required

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