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Cert Blog: Fit Pregnancy Guidelines| A Simple Guide

Aug 13, 2019

By: Katie Hake RD, ACSM-CPT


Learning Objectives:

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.

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Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
The flagship title of the certification suite from the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription is a handbook that delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student.

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ACSM Guidelines 10th Ed

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ACSM's flagship monthly journal, is the leading multidisciplinary original research journal for members.

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ACSM Introduction Exercise Science

 The new title provides exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients.

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