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Personal Trainer and Mom
I would definitely recommend this course. As someone who has a large DR myself, I have been searching for answers for a long time as to how to actually heal. There is very little information out there and even programs like the Tupler Technique don’t work for everyone because each individual person is different. I look forward to a world with more individuals certified in healing DR because it is obvious that there are many people out there looking for answers.
I feel so empowered after taking the course – before taking it, the little research about DR that I could find basically consisted of a long list of things not to do (push ups, planks, don’t even sit up normally when you get out of bed).
I feel a really strong connection to my core right now and that is something I haven’t felt since my daughter was born a year and a half ago, so thank you again!! I am sure that there are so many people out there that will benefit from this course as much as I did. Thank you for recognizing the need to educate people about this and for putting this course together!
The course exceeded my expectations. I learned so much and loved that we had the opportunity to work with real postpartum ladies to practice our assessments.
I loved having the physical therapist come and do a live evaluation with us. It was really helpful to hear all the things she looks at when evaluating a patient, including alignment, posture, how they stand, etc. There are so many factors that can play into creating/healing a DR and I like that she brought up alignment/posture since that isn’t always something people think of. Also, having a visual of what the DR surgery looks like was really powerful. It shows what a major surgery it is and it’s easy to see how one could take months to fully recover from it.
Diastasis is a big word in the Pre & Post Natal Industry and as a wellness or fitness professional, you have a chance to give women struggling with Diastasis Recti knowledge and empowerment to heal.
Also known as a separation in the abdominal wall, many women (and trainers!) don't realize that improper exercise can actually lead to diastasis recti.
And what we know is this:
It is better to prevent Diastasis Recti than to have to repair it. But there is hope for healing!
More than ever before, women are seeking professionals and programs that help them solve challenges related to core stability and strength. This course gives you the technical, anatomical, and professional tools needed to address these challenges so that you can give freedom and ease back to the life of a new mom.
The Pre & Post Natal Diastasis and Core Consultant Course is for those wellness professionals who are looking to be the top of the pre and postnatal field.
THE CURRENT SITUATION
Diastasis recti affects about two-thirds of pregnant women, and various programs around the world have risen to address the problem: Tupler Technique®, MUTU System, Birth2FitMum, The Tummy Team, and more. A Fit For Birth professional must understand them all.
The Pre & Post Natal Diastasis and Core Consultant™ course empowers you to understand the conflicting science and exercises for solving diastasis, so that you can empower your clients to the fastest success. You choose the methods that work best for your clients. In many cases, this means giving women control over their healing.
Now you can be the definitive resource for these women.
Brooke is known for her strong desire to empower women through movement before, during & after their pregnancies. Her passion for empowering pregnant women through body awareness and movement techniques has earned her an international following from both perinatal women who are seeking her services and fitness professionals who desire to be trained in her methods. Her work with prenatal and postpartum women is pushing the fitness industry’s boundaries, and leading the way for the expansion that is so desperately needed. Brooke is excited to share her knowledge and experience as she joins with Fit For Birth for this special course on Diastasis Recti!
PPDCC is the abbreviation for Fit For Birth's Pre & Post Natal Diastasis and Core Consultant Course
The ONLINE PPDCC is currently $797. Pricing for LIVE courses varies and Can Be Viewed Here.
You can purchase your PPDCC here. One time payments or payment plan options are available.
It's usually simple and works like this:
The short answer is yes. Our courses are available in the U.K. and currently Fit For Birth has students and graduates in more than 30 countries around the world. And we are “transferable” in that our course is recognized and even Pre-Approved by organizations who have jurisdiction in countries all over the world. For example, AFAA & NASM qualify fitness professionals in dozens of countries around the world, spanning multiple continents. ACE, NCSF and ACSM have a presence in Europe, and REPSSA is present in South Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, U.A.E. and Canada.
Our courses are also transferrable in that quality education helps any fitness professional anywhere to perform their skills better. Even so, the most direct way to confirm for sure is to ask your employer, your clients, and/or your governing fitness body if they will accept a Fit For Birth course as part of your continuing education program. If so, then the answer is clearly yes.
The more involved answer may also be of interest to you. It takes time for official regulations to pass and international standards to be set. For example, the fitness industry has risen only in the last several decades and still is not regulated in most U.S. states. International regulation won’t likely occur until individual states and countries set their own internal regulations, perhaps over the next few decades.
Finally, the Pre & Postnatal Fitness Professional has not yet been identified as a unique profession, so specific regulation in this realm is not likely to begin until all of the above has been set prior or at least in conjunction. (This process is the same way that medical doctors, physical therapists, and massage therapists, for example, have gone from unregulated to regulated within states/countries and later to governed and accepted between countries.)
For Prenatal Professionals, companies like Fit For Birth are likely to be the trend setters who ultimately forge the paths to regulation – first nationally, then internationally. And this is our clear intention. We’re a great team to be a part of, growing every day, and intending to provide the most solid scientific progressive evidence wrapped into a fun education. We also aim to be fully transparent along the way, so we are happy to answer all your questions regarding this somewhat tricky topic.
Please visit here for live course information. Interested in having Fit For Birth come to your town? Please email Becca@getifitforbirth.com with your contact information and city where you would like us to have a live workshop.
Don’t want to wait for us to come to your city? Check out our online course, which includes coverage of a live course!
After registering, you will be able to login and start taking the course immediately. You will also have access to the PPDCC Private Facebook Page, as well as support from the Fit For Birth "Inner Unit" team.
It’s completely up to you on how fast you finish the program. We have had people complete it in a week or two, other people take months, to a year (and sometimes more)! Here is an approximate breakdown on what to expect from the PPCES online course material:
Fit For Birth Team Members are here to help and assist you with anything that you need. We are known for our thorough support and follow-through. Just call or email!
You will also find support from your PPDCC colleagues, Fit For Birth founder James Goodlatte, and The Bloom Method founder Brooke Cate via access to your Private Facebook Group. This group is reserved only for participants and graduates of the PPDCC, to give space to the more advanced conversations that may rise as part of the therapy methods presented in this course.
"Absolutely! The course can be taken in any location, and we currently have instructors from thirty countries around the world.
The Course has already been pre-approved by multiple organizations who certify professionals globally. If you live in a country outside of the United States, and would like us to seek approval to your fitness or health organization, please let us know! We add to our pre-approvals frequently."
Thank you for the important work you do. The modern world really needs birth professionals who have deep access to the natural solutions that can enhance your prenatal clients’ chances for smooth and successful natural births, without the need for medical interventions.
Midwives and Doulas have been participating in Fit For Birth courses since the inception of the PPCES. And there is no need for you to become a trainer "officially" in any other manner! As you learn from our courses, you will understand how to advise your clients on exercise, health and life coaching within the setting of your clinic, easily streamlining with your current practice. In addition, in most cases around the world and within the U.S., if you desire, you will be able to coach very specific exercises that can offer immediate relief for a variety of pregnancy and postpartum issues.
As a birth professional, you are in a great position to educate and help pregnant women and this course will put you at an even greater advantage!
The PPDCC is currently not "pre-approved" but it is common practice that your certifying body will award you CEU's so long as you submit a petition. It is common practice, but keep in mind that it is not necessarily guaranteed. If this is an important consideration for you, please contact your certifying body to confirm in advance of joining our program. The process commonly looks something like this:
Yes, the course is designed for participation entirely online, at any location that is convenient to you. You will need a computer with internet access. If you do not have online access, please contact
email@example.com and we will happily help you find another way to participate.
There is no “final exam” and our educational process is purposefully designed for learning rather than pass/fail testing. Our educational belief is focused in helping you improve your skills from whatever level you are currently. We require you to complete the quizzes and participate in a Final Project that includes you posting your experience into the PPDCC Facebook group, as well as a short video of you working with a client.
There are six quizzes that highlight the main ideas from the course work, and help solidify your understanding. Most of them are taken directly form the PPDCC manual, and some are directed from the videos of the Women's Physical Therapist as well as The Bloom Method's discussions. They are designed to highlight important areas of information.
Upon completion, you will be able to add this title to your credentials: “Fit For Birth Pre & Post Natal Diastasis and Core Consultant.”
Essentially, you can say, “I have completed Fit For Birth’s Certificate of Advanced Qualification Continuing Education Credit: Pre & Post Natal Diastasis and Core Consultant Course.”
No, there is no recertification necessary. Once you have completed the course, you are considered a “Fit For Birth Pre & Post Natal Diastasis and Core Consultant” and remain part of our elite practitioners for no additional cost.
Upon submitting the video of you working with a client onto the PPDCC Private Facebook group, your certificate of completion will be emailed to you.
1. Immediate access to PPDCC Online:
1. Immediate access to PPCES Online
2. Immediate access to PPDCC Online:
I loved James’ and Brooke’s energy and passion for this course. I have left with a new set of tools to help women prevent (or heal) diastasis recti, and other core challenges.
I loved learning about everything, from the linea alba, to reading about what so many postpartum women are going through, to the different methods/techniques, to assessing and rehabbing the core with proper breathing patterns to get stronger.
The most interesting part for me was learning about the Notable 9 Perinatal Core Challenges. This is because a lot of these challenges affect more people than just the pregnant population. The great thing about this course, that yes, it focuses on perinatal women, but a lot of these solutions can help men and women with lower back pain, hip pain, sciatica, and general tightnesses in the area.
I would definitely recommend this course to other fitness professionals. It is comprehensive and you leave confident that you can assist future moms.
This course exceeded my expectations.
Holistic Health Practitioner
What I found to be especially profound was emphasizing the importance of a properly functioning inner unit in its entirety. We learned that many other postpartum issues (pelvic floor incontinence, prolapse, hernia, hip pain, back pain) are the result of a dysfunctional inner unit. We learned how to assess and address these issues to bring relief and healing to the new mother.
I also found it interesting that the degree of abdominal separation isn’t as big an issue as the woman knowing how to properly use her inner unit and control her intra-abdominal pressure. I was also amazed to find that the linea alba is made of more collagen fibers than elastin. Meaning it’s more of a supportive unit than I originally understood.
I would absolutely recommend this course! I think this information is needed in order to stop the cycle of postnatal symptoms from DR. In addition, learning how to properly train the core empowers women to not be afraid to continue the exercises she loves because she has the tools to do them safely and effectively.
I learned more than I thought I would, and I especially loved how deeply the course went into the anatomy of the inner unit.
I enjoyed how Brooke and James each brought a different perspective/personality to the course. I also enjoyed hear from a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist as well for another point of view.
Personal Trainer, Dance Therapist, Massage Therapist
The whole course was fascinating! It was so incredibly thorough and comprehensive. There’s so much excellent material to continue to study.
I found the most interesting part of the course to be the juxtaposition of the severity of the struggle with the solutions from the corrective exercise/fitness and physical therapy worlds that is working to help change this health and fitness epidemic…Overall, the power of presenting effective, compassionate solutions in the face of such a dire women’s health/fitness epidemic. I feel called more to postpartum work and finding the women who have “fallen through the cracks”, especially years later.
The heart-wrenching testimonials of women struggling with diastasis recti and its various complications were difficult to witness but served as information and inspiration to take more effective action.
We were given a solid foundation of many corrective exercise tools and approaches to address specific issues and challenges. The systematic progression of the breath work exercises to bring awareness and correction to the pelvic floor, diaphragm, and TVA were incredible along with the clear understanding of the importance of working with both the inner and outer core units.
It was awesome to have postnatal mothers as guests as well as the physical therapist. The mini breaks with breath work, visualization, and gentle movement really helped me to stay balanced and keep up with the pace and length of the workshop. I came away feeling better equipped and more confident to support my clients and create more effective outreach for bringing in new clients. Sharing business strategies and practices was also very helpful.
I would definitely recommend this course to others! It gave me a sense of community and camaraderie with other like-minded fitness professionals, which is very uplifting.
1. Immediate access to PPCES Online
2. Immediate access to PPDCC Online:
Are you seeking an online experience that has additional guidance?
Do you learn better with structure and instructor feedback?
Our bundle mentorship program is a great opportunity for anyone looking for:
Fit For Birth is introducing a new way to take our bundle course experience that comes with ongoing support from both Joanie Johnson co-founder of the Fit Pregnancy Club in NYC and James Goodlatte, Founder of Fit For Birth.
For a limited time you can take our bundle course offering with the added bonus of additional mentorship from two of the industry leaders in pre & postnatal fitness.
In order to make sure you have the most impactful learning experience on the market we have pumped up our regular bundle offering with these extra perks.
For a limited time we are offering open admission to this unique course experience.
There are a limited number of spots available for this program so be sure to sign up well before the January 7th deadline!