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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.




Want to learn how to be a leading expert in pre & postnatal fitness?

We can help.

Our Pre & Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification has helped trainers all around the world elevate their positive impact on moms and babies. 


Now you can gain the edge you are looking for as we share our highly progressive and holistic methods with you!

With thousands of pre & postnatal clients seeking the full picture of holistic pregnancy and recovery health not getting the guidance they need from medical professionals, we are uniquely positioned to help you become a competent professional.




What Professionals In Our Industry Are Saying about the FFB CES:




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


Often, mothers-to-be do not experience an empowered pregnancy, birthing, or post-partum experience. Fit For Birth believes healthier babies come from healthier moms.  

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 often ranging 30-80% depending which country). Regions like the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada are experiencing infertility in 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. This translates into huge potential for increasing your income and meeting the needs for women.   

Fix the most common pregnancy and postpartum complaints and discomforts with our holistic corrective approach.


Introducing the #1 Holistic Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist Course

When you join our one-of-kind specialist course, you will confidently be able to provide your clients with:

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

Our course teaches you far more than just how to train pre and postnatal clients. With our course, you’ll also give your clients tools and techniques they can use to prepare for their pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum experience, including mental-emotional health.


What Makes Fit For Birth More Complete Than Others

Our course teaches you far more than just how to train pre and postnatal clients. 

With our course, you’ll also give your clients tools and techniques they can use to prepare for their pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum experience, including mental-emotional health.

  • Learn how the medical system works in order to empower your clients to achieve the birth that they want. 
  • Learn the Five Foundations - a complete mind body approach to perinatal health empower mothers with a solid mental, emotional, and spiritual foundation.
  • Learn revolutionary corrective exercise coaching assessment skills that you can use with any client, not just prenatal clients.
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    Learn the facts regarding the role of exercise in pain relief, hormones, and need for medications.
  • Discover WHY corrective exercise is the new form of responsible fitness.
  • Learn a simple yet powerful format for creating pre/postnatal corrective exercise programming.
  • Learn the Core Breathing Belly Pump™ and make a huge impact on clients from session 1.
  • Understand post-pregnancy weight loss.
  • ONLINE STUDENTS: Conclude your studies with a Live Video Call Practical Assessment with the guidance of a Fit For Birth Head Coach.


This course keeps one central question in mind:

HOW CAN WE ADDRESS WHAT WE CALL "THE THREE TRENDS"?

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


This Course Is For You If:

  • Are a personal trainer, yoga teacher, pilates instructor, health professional 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.

It Is Not For You If:

  • You only want the bare basics in training pregnant women and don't require an in-depth course.
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Course Creator: About James Goodlatte

JAMES GOODLATTE, FOUNDER FIT FOR BIRTH

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.

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: 



Rise Above The Rest


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What You'll Learn Inside Our Course
(course curriculum)

Section 1 - Birthing in the Modern World



Experience the past and the present so that you can empower the future. 

The Past
Experience the wildest ride through history, from politics to experiments. Gain a distinct awareness of ancient birthing practices compared with contemporary practices.

The Impending Future
Birth Process Overview gives you a reality check of what the average birth experience is like in many modernized nations. You’ll receive an introduction to the escalating “Three Trends” in birthing: Infertility, Mechanized Childbirth, and Chronic Disease.

The Solution
Empower your understanding of how the medical system works, as well as how to help your client navigate it effectively. Eye opening to say the least, you will be able to counsel your clients to achieve the birth that they want. You’ll also be introduced to the Five Foundations – a complete mind­ body approach to perinatal health.

Critical Nutrition
Introduce yourself to the grave implications of processed foods on pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Take a succinct look at the difference between what our ancestors ate and what we eat today, and how it is affecting our birth outcomes and the health of our unborn children.

Program Design #1
Learn through experience, starting ASAP.


Section 2 - Benefits of Exercise 
During Pregnancy


Enlighten yourself to the astounding research-proven results of exercising while pregnant. 

Possibilities and Preparation
Understand the possibility of pregnancy in a whole new way. Learn how the average mom “trains” for the most important event of her life.


Research Proven Benefits
Know the facts regarding exercise’s role in pain relief, medical interventions, duration, disease, other complications, and some surprising opportunities.


Slippery Slope of C-­section
Understand specifically what your client can expect in the hospital setting. Help your natural-minded clients break the cycle.

Section 3 - Common Pregnancy Considerations


Understand pregnancy and what your clients may experience.
 
Hormones
Take a first look at the immediate effects of pregnancy hormones like relaxin and progesterone. Introduction to topics like: diastasis recti, pelvic girdle pain, ballistic movements, and lying supine.

Cardiorespiratory
Take a unique look at the ACOG exercise guidelines, along with varicose veins.

Metabolism and Nutrition
Discover what the most important nutrient of the unborn child really is. Check out the current research on thermoregulation and fetal health. Dive deeper into “Foods for Pregnancy.” Get an immersion into the natural world of our ancestors and evolutionary biology. You will see documentation of how changing foods drastically affected the physical structure, robustness, and vitality of the newborn, as well as the capacity for the mother to birth.

Section 4 - Musculoskeletal and Physiological Considerations


Discover exactly why Corrective Exercise is the new form of responsible fitness.

Diaphragm, Breathing and Stress
Understand what lies at the cause of nearly all muscle imbalances, including prenatally. Encounter the current fitness doctrine on breathing and reconsider how you train. Receive a new look at “good” versus “bad” stress and how it affects the fetus.

Transverse Abdominis
Understand how the common fitness instructions on core and functional training are often incomplete and sometimes causing imbalance. Find out how pregnancy affects TVA and how to prevent dysfunction.

Pelvic Floor
Learn how the pelvic floor muscles are supposed to act during the birth process, and exactly how important the pelvic floor is for prenatal alignment and function.


Section 5 - Corrective Exercise Coaching Assessment and Skills


Experience a refreshingly simple assessment process that grows with you.

Written and Movement Assessments
Learn the simplicity of the “Big 4 Imbalances and Corrections.” Receive easy to use forms for all assessments:Fit For Birth Client Intake, Fit For Birth Physician’s Consent, Movement Assessment, Cardio Assessment.

Program Design #2
Learn through experience, second time around.

Movement Assessments Detailed
Choose to learn the novice, the master, or both methods of assessing human movement prenatally. Receive both the simplified and the detailed movement assessment charts.

Breathing Assessment
Assess breathing accurately, and why upright and supine breathing skills can display inconsistently in the prenatal client.

Primal Movements Assessment
Assess your clients in the patterns that really matter. There are only six unique movement patterns that your client can select in order to retrieve her soon-to-be crawling baby from the floor. Find simplicity in breaking each movement into one easy-to-use assessment that compliments your current assessment.

Cardio Assessment
Learn how to take a simple step riser or cardio machine to record simple notes that help your prenatal client see her rate of progression improve with your training


Section 6 - Prenatal Program Design


Discover a simple format for creating a prenatal corrective exercise program.

Program Design Fundamentals
Apply periodization and sport-specific protocols to guide your choice in exercise selection, progression, and variables. Learn what not to do with your prenatal clients! Compare functional to machine-based training. Decide how much and what kind of the more controversial modalities (like abdominal, flexibility and cardio training) are right for you and your clients.

Pregnancy Periodization
Learn the Fit For Birth Method, including specific protocols for conducting a personal or group exercise session. Understand exactly how to coach Belly training™, Functional Training and
Birth Labor Training™ with Mental Imagery.

Prenatal Program Design in Practice
Gain insight by comparing programming variables for both non-pregnant and pregnant populations. Understand how to transition new prenatal clients compared to existing clients who become pregnant.

Preventing and Correcting
How to prevent or correct the following perinatal challenges: diastasis recti, pelvic girdle pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, round ligament pain, stretch marks, varicose veins, sciatica. Understand concepts behind pregnancy exercise restrictions.

Program Design #3
Learn through experience, now that your awareness is expanding.


Section 7 - Postpartum in the Modern World


Set a solid mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual foundation for your new moms. 

Postpartum Expectations
Understand the delicate postpartum period. Set the stage for discussing your clients’ mental emotional wellbeing using an emotional guidance scale. Understand the benefits of exercise postnatally.

Endocrine System
Understand specific hormonal roles during pregnancy and the changes that occur after delivery, including progesterone, estrogen, prolactin, oxytocin, cortisol, thyroid, vasopressin, and relaxin.

Postpartum Depression
Discover an entirely new way of looking at Postpartum Depression after clearing up the current debates.

Misalignments and Rehabilitations 
Address postpartum postural misalignments, including pelvic bones and inner unit rehabilitation. Diagnose diastasis recti. Learn rehabilitation protocols for C­-section, episiotomy, diastasis recti, over stretched TVA, and traumatized pelvic floor.

Post Pregnancy Weight Loss
Compare suggested weight gain guidelines of the past and present, as well as within and outside the United States. Gain a new awareness regarding the emerging trends in modern nations, as well as what is truly possible for today’s women.


Section 8 - Postnatal Program Design


Design solid postnatal programs and convey the message of whole and balanced health and mindset for your clients.

Postpartum Dysfunction
Understand how to differentiate between your client’s wants and needs. Review the average client’s mindset and physical limitations and how to avoid the “postpartum nightmare.”


Postnatal Periodization
Design programs that are appropriate for two postnatal phases: the immediate 6 weeks as well as beyond the first 6 weeks. Learn the Fit For Birth Method – Postnatal, including specific protocols for conducting a personal or group exercise session. Understand how to coach Super-Mom Training and lead Mental Imagery techniques.


Postnatal Program Design
Learn the difference between the postpartum “reconnection” phase and the “initial adaptation” phase, and further discussions on bouncing back to a better body.


Conclusion
Come full circle on the Five Foundation’s complete mind body approach to health. Learn how to see the “bigger picture” and convey postnatal expectations confidently to your client. Connect with your client’s often radical shift and new role in life, and envision a new standard of pre and postnatal wellness for both you and your client.
Program Design #4


* FREE BONUS * ($250 Value)
Course Completion - Live Video Call Assessment


Join With A Fit For Birth Coach To Practice Assessing Your Prenatal Client.

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.

The session is not pass/fail! There are three intentions of this VC:

1. To help you improve your skills as a qualified pre and postnatal professional.
2. To join with a Fit For Birth (FFB) Head Coach in finding the primary misalignments or less than optimal function in your client, and help her understand and feel the solution through corrective exercise.
3. To have fun and enjoy the process.

The session is designed to have you practice assessing, training, and inspiring your prenatal or postnatal clients to understand the importance of training with you. This is a great opportunity for you to practice “selling” the impact of your services as a pre and postnatal professional.

Not only will you experience how a Fit For Birth Head Coach performs an assessment, but the client will be gently coached as to how  your corrective exercise awareness makes you the obvious candidate to perform this service. Please expect for you and your client to spend two hours during this VC session. Typically, the client is needed about 15 minutes after the session begins.

Plus 
You'll also receive CEU's for top certifying organizations.


Here is Exactly What You Get When You Join:


The #1 Holistic Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist Course - $797


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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!


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.

The session is not pass/fail! There are three intentions of this VC:

  1. To help you improve your skills as a qualified pre and postnatal professional.
  2. To join with a Fit For Birth (FFB) Head Coach in finding the primary misalignments or less than optimal function in your client, and help her understand and feel the solution through corrective exercise.
  3. To have fun and enjoy the process.

The session is designed to have you practice assessing, training, and inspiring your prenatal or postnatal clients to understand the importance of training with you. This is a great opportunity for you to practice “selling” the impact of your services as a pre and postnatal professional.

Not only will you experience how a Fit For Birth Head Coach performs an assessment, but the client will be gently coached in corrective exercise awareness.. This is an opportunity for you to begin training with a new client!

  • Quickly improve your skills as a qualified Pre & Post Natal Specialist with personal one on one coaching.
  • Get coached in finding the primary misalignment in your clients and help them understand and feel the solution through corrective exercise.
  • Learn to enjoy and have fun in the process.

Plus: FREE BONUS!


NEW Exercise Video Library - ($100 value) FREE


Our Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist (PPCES) Course now comes with our NEW Exercise Video Library. 

This library is filled with Corrective Exercises to help you take your assessments with clients to the next level. This narrated video library comes with more than 70 exercises for your Pre & Post Natal toolbox. 

A $100 value, for FREE when you join our ONLINE PPCES.

Enroll Today And Become

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

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 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”

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.

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 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.


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CAN ANYONE TAKE THIS COURSE?

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?

COMPLETING THE COURSE/EXAM

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 “Final Exam” 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?

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