Credible sources of information for training Pre & Post Natal clients

It is ethically responsible for you as a trainer to use credible sources of information to refer back to in regard to training pre/post-natal clients.

There are a lot of myths which circulate and trainers who pass on information like Chinese whispers which soon become nonsense. The pre/post-natal training guides can be minefields if you don’t use credible resources, especially when implementing them into your clients training.

Below is a list of several credible resources which you should look to be suing regularly-

– Materials published in the last 10 years from credible sources (Dr’s for example, not Wikipedia)

– Research published in registered governmental or educational institutions, these can include

– American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG)

– Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

– National Health Service (NHS)

– The National Centre of Biotechnology (NCBI)

– Materials from Google Scholar

– Academic Databases

Although these resources will be heavily referenced, they can often be confusing to the client if you referred them their way to share a topic. Other resources which are credible and more user friendly include –

– Babycentre.co.uk

– NCT.org.uk (National Childbirth trust)

– Fit Pregnancy for Dummies

– The Complete Guide to Pregnancy & Fitness

There is always information to be learnt, and new guidelines to follow in terms of training a pre/post-natal client, therefore always look to be researching and never believe you know enough.

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