How DO YOU FEEL ABOUT WORKING WITH 

PRE AND POSTNATAL WOMEN?

Fear Of Hurting Mom and/or Baby?

Not Sure How To Modify Exercises?

Unsure of how hard to push mom-to-be?

Or Maybe you already know how to work with pre & postnatal women, and you want the latest, research-based information.

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The Pilates Instructor's Easy Reference Guide to Teaching Pre & Postnatal Women


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What's Inside

  • Complete with 10 Chapters of pre and postnatal nuggets of information, This clickable PDF easy reference guide is designed to give you, the intelligent Pilates instructor, the tools YOU need to work with pre and postnatal women, SAFELY & CONFIDENTLY!
  • In just over 150 pages, I have organized this guide to be easy to digest, with the most important issues up-front.
  • This full-color guide is packed with pertinent information that you need to know NOW to safely work with pre and postnatal women. 
  • This guide has been a die-hard work-in-progress since 2014 written under the guidance of OBGYN Nurse Paige Cook to ensure all concepts, information, and exercises are safe and effective. 
  • Please e-mail me with any questions about the conent! AlisonB.Marsh@YourPregnantCore.com

CHAPTER 1

If You Don’t Know Anything Else, Know This (Free Chapter)

  • Importance of Pilates in Preconception 
  • Why Pilates During Pregnancy 
  • Contraindications in Mid and Late Pregnancy 
  • Program Design 
  • Liability and Teaching Pregnant Women 

CHAPTER 2

Pregnancy 101 -Terms and Definitions 

  • The Female Reproductive System
  •  Pregnancy terms and definitions.


CHAPTER 3

Anatomy, Physiology, and Hormones 

  • Anatomy of the Core - Key Points to Remember
  • Physiology and Pregnancy - Key Points to Remember 
  • Hormones and Pregnancy- Key Points to Remember

CHAPTER 4

MUST-TEACH Fundamental Concepts 

  • Breathing During Pregnancy: Lateral Thoracic Breathing 
  • Optimal Core Function: Hug the Baby – Free the Baby -Instructor Copy Client Copy
  • A statement from Nurse Paige Cook regarding the importance of teaching Hug the Baby
  • 7 Consequences of Slouching 

CHAPTER 5

Common Problems, Complaints and Health Concerns & How Pilates Can Help

  •  3 Most Common Problems and Complaints 
  • Other Problems, Complaints, and Health Concerns listed in alphabetical order for easy reference.
  • The Cesearean Section Guide-Preparation and Recovery



Included in Chapter 5: !Special Section on Diastasis Recti! 

The Diastasis Recti guide includes the following:

  • The “Rec” Check – Checking for DR 
  • 3 Must-Teach Exercises for Prevention and Recovery 
  • Client Recovery Protocol Guide Overview organized in your client's own words:
  • Prevention - “I am trying to avoid it.” 
  • Prenatal Restoration - “I’m pregnant and I have it.” 
  • Postnatal Recovery - “I already had my baby and I have the split.” 


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CHAPTER 6

Pre & Postnatal Exercise Goals, Focus and Overview 

  • Preconception & Early Pregnancy
  • First, Second and Third Trimester
  • First 6 Weeks After Birth 
  • 6 Weeks After Giving Birth and Beyond 

CHAPTER 7

Other Considerations in Pre and Postnatal Clients 

  • Breastfeeding
  • Incorporating Cardio 
  • Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression  
  • Weight-Gain: Psychological Affects and How to Encourage Your Clients  

CHAPTER 8

Postnatal Anatomy, And Recovery 

  • Deep Core Muscles
  • Postpartum Conditioning 
  • Recovery: Core and Posture 
  • Recovery: Pubic Symphysis 
  • Key Points to Remember 

CHAPTER 9

The Mat, Prop and Big Ball Exercises

  •  Pre-Pilates-Foundations Preconception and First Trimester  
  •  Roller Exercises, Resistance Band,Rotator Cuff Exercises 
  •  2nd & 3rd Trimester Mat 
  • Cesarean Section Preparation Exercises 
  • Postnatal Early Recovery 2-6 Weeks 
  • Exercises to Prepare the Body How to Carry the Car Seat 
  • Postnatal 6 Weeks – 6 Months Core Recovery with Baby  

CHAPTER 10

References and Resources

  • Recommended Reading
  • Resources 
  • References 
  • Meet the Team 
  • Alison B. Marsh, Founder 

! BONUS !

The Pre and Postnatal Equipment Exercises

  • 2nd Trimester Reformer and Trapeze/Cadillac 
  • 3rd Trimester Reformer and Trapeze/Cadillac
  • Postnatal Reformer and Trapeze/Cadillac

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About the Author

Alison and her son Zechariah

Alison B. Marsh

Alison is the CEO and founder of Your Pregnant Core LLC and has numerous accolades under her belt including a Bachelors in Dace Education, and a Bachelors in Social Work. 

She has been working with pre and postnatal women since 2002, and has been teaching Pilates instructors to do the same since 2012.

“Teaching pregnant women and new mommies is the most humbling experience. You have the opportunity to change 2 lives in one session. A happy, healthy mommy makes for a happy healthy baby. 

Many instructors are unsure about teaching pregnant and postpartum women, and feel a lot of fear as they do not want to hurt mom or baby.  

I wrote this reference guide for instructors who want CONFIDENCE in working with this amazing population.”



Meet Our Your Pregnant Core Team of Experts

SHARON CHAPMAN

Operations Manager

Education Specialist

BASI Certified Pilates Instructor

OBGYN NURSE PRACTITIONER PAIGE COOK 

FNP-C, APRN 

Your Pregnant Core Pilates Medical Consultant

DELPHINE PERROUD

CHHC, AADP

Certified Nutritionist

Certified Pilates Instructor

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