Pregnancy

Should Pregnant Clients Do High-Impact Exercise?
I remember it like it was yesterday: I was 18 weeks into my first pregnancy. A little slower, but still bound and determined to run through all of it. As I headed out on my first mile towards the Potomac...
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How to Train a Pregnant Client Who's New to Exercise
What do you do if your new client is not only pregnant, but has never really been an “exerciser?” This can be a challenging situation for a fitness professional, especially if you are new to training pregnant women. You will...
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How to Help Your Active Client Set Training Goals During Pregnancy
Imagine this: your client is training consistently five to six times a week; they meet with you as their coach, diligently note their workouts in their training log, and send your their weekly updates. They never (OK, almost never) skip...
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Our Top 10 GGS Articles of 2018
At Girls Gone Strong, we are committed to bringing you insightful and relevant articles touching on all aspects of women’s health, from fitness and nutrition to mental and sexual health, pregnancy, mindset and much more, all from a feminist and...
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The Truth About Alcohol and Breastfeeding
There’s a lot of confusing and conflicting information around mothers drinking alcohol and breastfeeding. Advice ranges from “Don’t drink at all; no amount of alcohol is safe for your baby!” to “Just follow the general guidelines that everyone should follow;...
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How to Build a Referral Network to Support Your Pre- and Postnatal Clients
Health professionals who care deeply about their clients or patients look for professionals in other areas of practice who they can trust and to whom they can guide their clients or patients needing services beyond their scope of practice. To...
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Your C-Section Scar: A User's Guide
Birth is this amazing, complex journey that might have brought along a few souvenirs after nine months. When I talk my kids about their births, we briefly highlight a couple of things that catch their attention, one being the lovely...
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Common Concerns Affecting Exercise in the Third Trimester
Things happen quickly in the third trimester, and if you’re working with a client through her pregnancy, you may sense her growing excitement — and a healthy dose of anxiety — keeping pace with her growing belly as the big...
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When to Refer Your Pregnant or Postpartum Client to Another Professional
When working with pregnant and postpartum clients, remember that you are just one member of their healthcare team. Your clients will be working with several health professionals throughout their pre- and postnatal experience including some or all of the following:...
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