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

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with 10 Chapters, and 

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Ease Your Worries and Fears of Working with Pre & Postnatal Women 

with this easy reference guide 

Including a special section on Diastasis Recti

What you get:

1. A Clickable, Printable PDF E-Book with lecture material and mat work.

2. The Equipment Exercise Manual with exercises on the Reformer and Trapeze Table/Cadillac-emailed to you after purchase. (Bonus 1)

3. Lifetime Access to our private Facebook group. You will be able to communicate with other like-minded Pilates instructors, and be a part of a community of our alumni from our teacher training. AND have access to tons of mat and equipent videos. (Bonus 2-byfar the most valuable resource we have to offer)

What's Inside

Complete with 10 Chapters of pre and postnatal nuggets of information, This clickable PDF easy reference guide is designed to give Pilates instructors the tools they need to work with pre and postnatal women, safely and 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!

A sneak peak into the preconception and 1st trimester exercises.


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

  • Importance of Pilates in Preconception 
  •  In Praise of Exercise During Pregnancy  
  • Why Pilates During Pregnancy 
  • When is it safe for pregnant women to practice the Pilates method? 
  • What should I be aware of when teaching my client during pregnancy? 
  •  What are the warning signs that my client should stop exercising? 
  •  Contraindications in Mid and Late Pregnancy 
  • Program Design 
  • Liability and Teaching Pregnant Women 


Pregnancy 101 -Terms and Definitions 

  • The Female Reproductive System
  •  Pregnancy terms and definitions.


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


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 


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.” 


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 


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  


Postnatal Anatomy, And Recovery 

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


The Mat 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  


References and Resources

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

! BONUS 1 !

Private Facebook Group Community -Lifetime Access

  • Lifetime access to our Your Pregnant Core Private Facebook Group, exclusively for students who have taken the teacher training.
  • Access to OBGYN Nurse Paige Cook
  • Access to Holistic Nutrition expert Delphine Perroud
  • Access to Alison Marsh, Founder of Your Pregnant Core

! BONUS 2 !

The Pre and Postnatal Equipment Exercises

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

Not sure if this is right for you?

 Check out Chapter 1 for Free -If You Don't Know Anything Else, Know This. 

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. 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.”

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