By: Katie Hake RD, ACSM-CPT
1. Identify the physiological demands of exercise for endurance training in pregnancy.
2. Identify and address any contraindications to endurance training in pregnancy.
3. Discover ways to empower women to exercise during pregnancy.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as well as the US Department of Health and Human Services encourage the participation of exercise during pregnancy. By following evidence-based guidelines, we can ensure a beneficial and safe training plan for our pregnant clients. We know physical activity is important, but how can we gain trust with our pregnant clients to help them best understand their bodies during this time of change? By understanding the physiological demands of endurance training during pregnancy, the better we can serve this population.