Are you ready to become the most trusted trainer in perinatal health?  

Fit For Birth's Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist (PPCES) Certification will help you train your pre & postnatal clientele responsibly and with confidence.

Go beyond a simple list of 'Do's & Don'ts' and delve into the latest research to become a highly sought-after authority for pre & postnatal women.

Now 20% off for a limited time to course participants. 

Women are demanding that fitness professionals step up their pre & postnatal education and become trusted members of their pregnancy and recovery team.

Fit For Birth has matched the demand with highly researched and innovative content to help you step into this role with confidence.

Fit For Birth has been featured in:


Birthing in the Modern World
  • The History of Childbirth
  • Benefits of Exercise In Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Considerations
Highly Progressive Holistic Methods
  • Responsible Perinatal Fitness
  • Corrective Exercise Assessment
  • Pre & Postnatal Program Design
A Live Video Call Assessment
  • Instantly Improve Skills
  • Practice 1-on-1 With a Client
  • Implement What You Learn

“Never base your programming on "trimester-safe" exercises and limitations when your clients can gain the corrective-exercise advantage! Show them exactly how to enjoy the most of their pregnancy, while actively prepping their bodies for recovery while baby is in the belly!”

James Goodlatte, Founder Fit For Birth

Gain the edge you are looking for with Fit For Birth's highly progressive and holistic methods.

Thousands of pre & postnatal clients are not getting the holistic pregnancy and recovery guidance they need from medical professionals making Fit For Birth uniquely positioned to help you become a competent professional.

Responsible Training
Fit For Birth Corrective Exercise
Learn on Your
Own Schedule
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Anywhere Globally
Evaluation Through
Online Quizzes
Ongoing Support 
Community and Team Benefits
Brand New
Fit For Birth Video Exercise Library

What Professionals In Our Industry Are Saying about the Fit For Birth PPCES:

I've always wanted to provide something deeper than simply fitness for mamas. Your training is giving me the knowledge to do just that!

- Brooke Cates, The Bloom Method

This course far exceeded my highest expectations… changed my approach to training ALL clients, not just pre-post natal.

- Joanie Johnson, FPC New York

The Current Situation

Startling trends for moms to be.. Game-changing news for trainers who are properly trained.

Often, mothers-to-be do not experience an empowered pregnancy, birthing, or postpartum experience.  

Many pregnant moms are still being taught that white crackers and soda are appropriate solutions for morning sickness, and that discontinuing exercise is the first response for preventing pregnancy complications. 

Modern nations are experiencing high rates of mechanized births (requiring medications and surgeries ranging 30-80% ).

The US, UK, and Canada are experiencing infertility rates nearly as high as one in six couples.

At the same time, there is a growing trend of women seeking Complementary & Alternative Medicine.

That is great news for trainers who are properly trained in pre & postnatal corrective exercises.

It translates into huge potential for increasing your income by meeting  and exceeding the needs of women.   

The #1 Holistic Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist Course

Confidently provide your clients with:

  • Healthier Pregnancies with Fewer Discomforts
  • Healthy Weight Gain 
  • Fewer Labor & Delivery Interventions
  • Faster & More Complete Recovery
  • Healthier & Better Adapted Babies

Learn far more than just how to physically train pre and postnatal clients.

With our course, you’ll give your clients tools, techniques, and experiences unique to Fit For Birth that they can also use to prepare mentally and emotionally for their pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum.

Course Creator: About James Goodlatte


James Goodlatte is a Holistic Health Coach, a father, corrective exercise practitioner, speaker, author, and professional educator. His passion is to heal families by inspiring the use of natural methods and by building a global team of fitness & health professionals to reduce infertility, avoid mechanized childbirth, and reduce chronic disease in our infants. 

As the founder of Fit For Birth, Inc, he is a driving force for providing Continuing Education Credits for the pre and postnatal world. As a writer, his articles have been published in a dozen languages and have inspired contact from pre and postnatal women, as well as health professionals in over 150 countries.

This course keeps one central question in mind:


  • Rising infertility
  • Increase in C-sections
  • Rising chronic disease in infants



Here is Exactly What You Get When You Join:

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Once you login you'll have instant access to all course materials.

  • After logging into your account, you will have access to footage of a live course, while following along with a Powerpoint presentation.
  • Video lessons - dive deeply into the revolutionary principals of Fit For Birth, methodologies and  techniques.
  • Downloadable PDF Manuals - to expand many concepts and give further insights and clarification.
  • Detailed Program Design instructions.
  • Quizzes to assess your comprehension.
  • Continuing Education Credits - vary upon approving organizations: ACE-2.6, NASM-1.9, ACSM-28 , AFAA-15, NCSF-7, and more...
  • Certificate of completion that reads "Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist."
  • Re-certification requirements: none!

Why Choose Fit For Birth Over Other Leading Certifications?


Research shows rising rates in mechanized childbirth, infertility, and chronic childhood disease. Fit For Birth teaches the History of Childbirth and Birthing in the Modern World to help you fully understand how past practices can help inform the choices now available to women and teaches you how the medical system works so you can empower your clients to achieve the birth they want through education and understanding. This is a real advantage over your peers.



Other courses provide 'safe exercises by trimester' while Fit For Birth teaches you exactly how to train your expecting and postpartum moms through corrective exercise and the game-changing Core Breathing Belly Pump™ - which once mastered, opens up almost limitless programming opportunities. Learn a revolutionary corrective exercise coaching assessment that you can use with any client and a simple yet powerful format to create pre & postnatal exercise programming. Discover exactly why corrective exercise is the new form of responsible fitness and take the guess work out of 'Do's & Don'ts' of pregnancy and postpartum exercise.


Fit For Birth takes a holistic approach by teaching the Five Foundations - a complete mind-body approach to perinatal health to empower mothers with a solid mental, emotional, and spiritual foundation. Learn to use visualization techniques to build moms confidence and an amazing connection to body to help moms understand post-pregnancy weight loss and begin to "recover" while baby is still in the belly! To ensure you fully understand how to put the course material into practice, you'll have the opportunity to work with a client on a two-hour video call with a Fit For Birth Head Coach - and invaluable bonus that is life-changing for both the student and the client!

Be A Leader 
In The World of Perinatal Fitness

Take the guesswork out of your training practices.  

Create easier pregnancy experiences.

Build your business with a cutting edge set of skills to increase revenue, influence, and loyalty.

 Choose our highly-reviewed 5-star rated course to make this a reality with CEUs from: 

The PPCES Was Created to Fill A Void in Holistic Pregnancy and Recovery Health.

The Fit For Birth PPCES curriculum is the most comprehensive and researched holistic science available. 

It covers the history of childbirth trends, prenatal, labour training, postnatal, coaching assessments, periodization, holistic nutrition, and mental and emotional health.

What's Inside the Manual:

Section 1

Birthing in the Modern World

Section 2

Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

Section 3

Common Pregnancy Considerations

Section 4

Musculoskeletal and Physiological Considerations

Section 5

Corrective Exercise Coaching Assessment and Skills

Section 6

Prenatal Program Design

Section 7

Postpartum in the Modern World

Section 8

Postnatal Program Design


Video Exercise Library - 70 Corrective Exercises!

Unique to Fit For Birth

2 Hour Live Personal Coaching Call - $250 FREE

The objective of the Video Call (VC) is for you, the new Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist, to improve upon your level of practical knowledge and application.

Who Is This Course Designed For?

Take the PPCES if:

  • You are a personal trainer, yoga teacher, pilates instructor, health professional (therapist, nurse, widwife, doula, and more!) who is tired of boring, incomplete education.
  • You want to empower your clients with the most revolutionary fitness system.
  • You want to provide a holistic approach to health and fitness for your clients.

Not For You If:

  • You only want the bare basics in training pregnant women and don't require an in-depth course.

I've always wanted to provide something deeper than simply fitness for mamas. Your training is giving me the knowledge to do just that!

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for providing this amazing education & certification for people who are wanting to change the way women see birth!! Since deciding to take this career path, I've always wanted to provide something deeper than simply fitness for mamas. Your training is giving me the knowledge to do just that! I'm so blown away by how thorough this training is and I am beyond excited to share it with my future clients!! You are not only giving me the knowledge I need to change the lives of other women but my pregnancies will be even more special now that I hold this wisdom!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I REALLY enjoyed the history of childbirth segment. I felt that starting with that information on childbirth really set the stage for the rest of the course. I don't know another pre/postnatal fitness specialist that gained that thorough of an understanding of its history, where it came from and what happened along the way. I talk to my clients often about certain aspects of what we learned during that time and they are completely fascinated. I LOVED everything about the Fit for Birth training and could give you several more examples but this one always sticks out in my mind.

I found the breathing assessment and exercises to be most useful.  I always taught patients to avoid valsalva maneuver through nose and mouth breathing, but never how to strengthen the core through the diaphragm, as I was too focused on the transverse abdominis and pelvic floor.  However, having clients perform active exercises with the “belly pumping” technique along with diaphragmatic breathing is a great way to strengthen the core.  James coached me through the most effective way to teach this skill and it is something that I will be applying to all my patients in my practice going forward.

Rise Above The Rest! 

Enroll Today And Become

A Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist

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$797 $637.60!

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Here Is What Others Who’ve Joined This Course Have To Say:

I absolutely loved the Fit For Birth course! After having taken the course, I have changed my entire thought process regarding preparation for birth in terms of fitness and the birthing process itself. Even though I would consider myself an informed and healthy individual, I can say that I was unaware of a lot of the information that I received from this course. I found this course invaluable, not only as a personal trainer, but as someone that is in the process of preparing for starting a family.

“This course far exceeded my highest expectations…changed my approach to training ALL clients, not just pre-post natal. I am a holistic health coach and wanted a course that was going to approach pre-post natal pregnancy training with a comprehensive understanding of the body. Other certifications seemed to have an out of date, rigid approach to training. Fit for Birth’s approach is constantly staying current, aware that the science is always being updated and training women in a way that is suitable for their body type and lifestyle. My specific goal was to learn how to safely train a pre-post natal body. This course far exceeded my highest expectations. The content from this course has changed my approach to training ALL clients, not just pre-post natal. The concepts taught in the course are transferable to everyone.”

“Midway through this course I was able to help my parents improve their breathing and deep squat, all from a course dedicated to the pregnant client!

“This course has really been an amazing experience! The amount of detail and resources provided is amazing. I have so many books to read to help me expand my knowledge on various subjects from pregnant women to water intake to corrective exercise. Midway through this course I was able to help my parents improve their breathing and deep squat, all from a course dedicated to the pregnant client! The ability to apply these concepts to a wide array of clients is valuable beyond belief. This course is a must for all trainers because it goes so much deeper than the pregnant client, it’s for ALL human beings! THANK YOU”

The best part of the course was being able to watch the pregnant women go through the assessment. Before this course, I didn't know the extent in which pregnant women could exercise safely. I also find it extremely helpful to have the program design breakdown. Most other courses I've taken don't help you design your workouts - it’s nice to not only see the design but also learn the 'why' behind it.

I found the Fit For Birth model to be the most interesting. I like the approach and find it applicable to what pregnant women really need to prepare themselves for their ideal birthing experience. I specifically found the Belly Training and LABOR TRAINING SM with Mental Imagery most unique. Definitely sets a trainer apart from the rest with this type of "know how.”

The most interesting part of the course was learning about the history of pregnancy and how it relates to where we are today- in a state of emergency. I am forever changed by the invaluable lessons I've learned taking this course. I'm telling everyone I know: I walked into this to simply learn what exercises to give to a pregnant woman and I did learn that- But I also learned so so much more. I learned that because we don't know that we are in a state of emergency, we don't know the options that are available, we don't know that as women, we are not even in control of our own birthing method! We don't know that we can take control by treating and training our bodies right. And now that I'm amongst the few who DO know, it's my responsibility to help spread the knowledge the best that I can.

I appreciated that each of the assessment areas was broken down into novice and more experienced so that those of us who have no to little experience looking for muscle imbalances do not have to place the same expectations on ourselves as those who are more nuanced in what they are able to see.

Frequently Asked Questions


What does PPCES Stand for?

What does the PPCES cost?

What's included in the PPCES?

What are my options for payment?

This CES course for how many CEU credits?

Can this course count for my training re-certification if I hold a certification other than the ones listed?

Are FFB courses transferable or accepted INTERNATIONALLY?

When and where is your next LIVE Course presentation for PPCES?

What should I expect after registering for the PPCES?

How long does it take to complete the PPCES ONLINE course?

How Much Support Will be Available?


Who is the PPCES intended for?

I live in another country, can I take this course?

I am a BIRTH PROFESSIONAL. Can I take this course? Do I have to become a trainer? How can I implement Fit For Birth into my profession?

I am NOT a Fitness Professional. Can I still receive “credit” for continuing education for my particular profession?

I am a PILATES Instructor. Can I receive CEC's?

I am NOT A PERSONAL TRAINER, can I still take this course?

Is the course completely online? What tools will need to be accessible in order to take this course?


What is the PPCES Final Exam?

Can I have more information about the Quizzes?

Can I have more information about the Video Conference (VC) session?

I am NOT a Fitness Professional and am Wondering the Relevance for my Video Conferencing (VC) Session?

How do I schedule my Video Conference (VC) session?

Is there any way to Have More Than One Video Conference session with a Fit For Birth Head Coach?

What if I Do Not Have Easy Access to Video Conferencing?

What to Expect After Completing the PPCES Course

After completing the PPCES course, what will be my title?

Do I need to Re-certify through Fit For Birth in order to maintain my Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist (PPCES) title?

How will I receive my certificate of completion?

Step up your pre & postnatal education and become a trusted member of your clients' pregnancy and recovery team.

Enroll Today And Become

A Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist

for 20% off our regular pricing!

 One time payment

$797 $637.60!

For your security, all orders are processed on a secured server.

We've got your back - Excellent Customer Support

As Fit For Birth's customer support manger, it's my goal to make sure you have full support when ever needed. I can be reached directly via email at any time. 

Also you can rest assured with our Triple Happiness Satisfaction Guarantee:

  • Results - our course has been carefully created and tested after many years of live trials to ensure you give the best results to your clients. 
  • Quality - this course was created with you in mind. It was crafted in a way to give you the tools you need to become a leader in this field in a very short amount of time.  
  • You're safe - This means you get to test drive our course for 7 days risk free. If at any time during those first 7 days you aren't getting value from our course, you can receive a full refund by simply sending us an email.

Enroll Today And Become

A Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist

for 20% off our regular pricing!

 One time payment

$797 $637.60!

For your security, all orders are processed on a secured server.