Let's be honest: Women's coaching in the postpartum period requires one unique a set of knowledge and skills.
Postpartum women have not only "raised" a man, but have been born to that man and thrown into the demanding role of motherhood.
They can fight with …
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Diastasis recti
- Postpartum Depression
- Recovery of Section C
- Lack of sleep
… except for the fact that they just passed one huge and now they are facing the normal, emotional, spiritual, lifestyle and social changes that come with the transition to motherhood!
Since the majority of women will be pregnant or postpartum at some point in their lives, it is quite safe to assume that working with adult women is not an issue. if you will work with clients after childbirth – it is a matter never.
So with that said, how prepared are you to handle curves like these when working with your clients after childbirth?
Are you sure about your knowledge of postnatal anatomy and physiology?
Are you ready to navigate difficult and sensitive conversations with your clients, such as in the case of postpartum depression or infant loss?
Are you eager to test your knowledge to find out where you are already prepared – and where you still have more to learn?
When it comes to coaching Women after childbirth: Are you ready?
There are eight key issues that health, fitness and nutrition professionals need to be well-experienced when it comes to coaching women after childbirth. Developing your skills in these areas and preparing to work specifically with a destined client base will not only give you more confidence, but will make a huge positive difference to your clients' lives.
Our quiz gives you the opportunity to evaluate your skills on each of these eight topics so you can make an objective appearance and see where you are already prepared – and where there is room for improvement.
Quick Tip: When you answer, be honest with yourself. Are there areas you are unfamiliar with and you know what? This is exciting! It's an opportunity to learn more.
In addition, at the end of the quiz, you'll find a great selection of resources so you can find out more about the topics covered here.
And if you're still hungry for more, if you want to find out exactly how to answer customer questions, gain an even better understanding of what they are going through and have hundreds of pages of evidence-based information in your hands, we recommend checking it out Our GGS Pre- and postnatal coaching certification.
Our team of experts (including doctoral, pelvic physiology, OB / GYNs, and prenatal and postnatal experts) created this comprehensive curriculum to teach health and fitness professionals how to train and postpartum women are safe, healthy and strong – both during and after pregnancy. So if you have more learning to do, we're here to help.
Before we begin, it is important to note that the questions in this quiz focus solely on specific situations that women may encounter or experience after childbirth, which means that we are not Testing you on the key coaching skills that someone working with clients should have. For example, you won't see questions about:
- Basic communication skills and listening skills.
- How to write educational programs for different goals.
- General anatomy and physiology.
- The industrial differences between men and women clients.
- The similarities and differences in coaching psychology when working with male and female clients.
- Build a relationship and trust with your customers.
- Aerobic capacity, blood pressure or fat distribution.
- Modify, progress, or relinquish any exercise during a meeting.
- Helping clients set behavior-based goals.
- And many, many more basic coaching skills.
Probably you I will see questions on topics such as post-mortem anatomy and physiology, postpartum nutrition, and your professionalism when working with this client. Note, however, that anatomy and experience vary among women and that not all questions are relevant to every woman.
For each of the questions, give an honest assessment of your knowledge on a 0-5 scale, where 0 means you know nothing about the subject and 5 means you are an expert.