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 –
– 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.