Antenatal Core Training


    AU $199


    Dianne Edmonds




    7.5 HOURS

    Course Type

    Licensed Course

    Course Overview

    Antenatal Core Training is targeted towards fitness professionals (encompassing Gym Instructors, Personal Trainers and Group Exercise Instructors) who want to train women during their pregnancy. It will assist them with providing specific attention to the abdominal wall, the pelvic floor and back and posture changes which occur during pregnancy, as a part of a whole training program.

    Content covered in the course will help fitness professionals apply principles to minimise injury and maximise the performance of their clients who are pregnant.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, course participants will:

    • Understand the basic physical changes of pregnancy that impact the pregnant core
    • Have an understanding of postural changes that occur during pregnancy
    • Be able to include safe and effective postural and back care exercises when training pregnant clients
    • Learn how the pelvic floor is affected by pregnancy and birth
    • Know how to include pelvic floor exercises into a pregnancy fitness program
    • Understand how to protect the pelvic floor during pregnancy exercise prescription
    • Understand how to teach pregnancy abdominal bracing in different positions
    • Have an understanding of what an abdominal muscle diastasis is and how to screen for it during pregnancy
    • Understand how to modify exercises during pregnancy to reduce strain on an abdominal muscle diastasis
    • Have ideas on how to prepare your pregnant client for the early postnatal weeks
    • Be aware of your role in helping your pregnant clients understand why some exercises need modifying to reduce their risk of developing longer term problems
    • Be aware of risk factors and physical problems which require referral to a pelvic health physiotherapist or medical professional.

    About the Author

    Dianne Edmonds is a physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience with pregnancy, postnatal and pelvic floor education, treatment and fitness programs. She contributed to the development of the AusActive Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Guidelines as a member of the expert reference group.Dianne was the lead physiotherapist and project officer for the Pelvic Floor First project campaign, run by the Continence Foundation of Australia and is a Pelvic Floor First Ambassador. Dianne is the Director and founder of The Pregnancy Centre, and hosts The Running to the Core Podcast, which explores areas affecting women’s return to fitness and running postnatally. She currently works in an Obstetric GP practice in Mandurah, Western Australia.


    All attendees should hold a personal training qualification. 

    Access Period

    CEC Expiry Date: 31/08/2025. Lifetime access to course content. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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