The Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification was developed by 21 world-leading women’s health experts for anyone who wants to help women have safer, healthier, stronger pregnancies and postpartum recoveries.
These 21 experts span 12 fields of study, and include:
• Physiotherapists who specialize in pelvic health
• PhDs in exercise science, psychology, molecular biology, rehabilitation science, and gender studies
• Pre- and postnatal fitness experts
• Registered Dietitians
• Exercise Physiologists
These women come from five different countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the UK, and currently work (or have worked) at Johns Hopkins, Baylor Medical, University of Florida, Georgetown University, and Precision Nutrition.
(In fact, the three female co-authors of the PN Certification helped develop this Cert making it the perfect complement to PN-1.)
And what's even more special is our *process* for creating the curriculum.
Every single chapter was written, reviewed, and edited by as many as 6–10 of the experts listed above.
We asked each expert to challenge one another's ideas and methods and help integrate the best available evidence and research with their professional experience so we could create the world’s-first and only truly interdisciplinary, evidence-based, practical coaching Certification.
In other words, the women behind this certification weren’t just “kind of involved” — they dedicated hundreds of hours of wisdom and passion to this project…
...and the result is a one-of-a-kind Certification that stands alone at the top of the industry.
Not only that, but in creating this Certification, we’ve helped revolutionize communication between industry professionals, resulting in a truly holistic approach to pre- and postnatal care.
Rather than working independently of each other (as is generally the case), our experts worked together, learning how each of their specialties overlaps with one another's to create a new standard of support for pre- and postnatal care.
Bringing these experts together allowed us to create the most comprehensive, trusted, and globally-relevant Certification in the industry.
Most Certifications related to pregnancy or postpartum cover one, maybe two topics.
No other Certification dives deep into coaching and psychology, nutrition, female anatomy and physiology and how it changes during and after pregnancy, the birth process, rest, recovery, and exercise programming with 21 experts spanning 12 fields of study.
We package all this information in a beautifully-designed, one-of-a-kind 518-page textbook you can keep and reference for years to come.
You’ll also get our revamped 100+ page workbook with questions designed to highlight key takeaways and practice the application of what you’re learning in each chapter.
Plus, you’ll have lifetime access to our brand-new online learning platform complete with dozens of coaching and demonstration videos, movement screens, time-saving forms, workout templates, questionnaires, and assessment tools you can use with your clients immediately.
You’ll learn every aspect of successfully coaching pre- and postnatal women step-by-step, from start to finish — and you’ll develop the confidence and skills to troubleshoot any coaching or training problem your clients may have.
Our Evidence-Based Approach:
Our Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification has just been updated to include all of the latest research, and currently contains more relevant references than any other Certification of its kind. (There are over 600 references throughout our 518-page textbook!)
But when we say our Certification is "evidence-based" it doesn't mean it's simply based on the research. It means that our experts review all the best available evidence and integrate it with their 10–20+ years (each) of practical and clinical experience, while also considering client and patient values.
All references are listed at the end of each chapter so they’re super easy to find if you want to do further research, and even more references are included in our online portal materials.
All of these factors — our experts, our curriculum, our evidence-based approach — come together to make this Certification the most reputable and trusted of its kind.
The experts at Girls Gone Strong have consulted with, collaborated with, and been featured by organizations like Johns Hopkins, Baylor Medical, Precision Nutrition, and Yale University.
That’s why it’s recommended by industry legends like Dr. John Berardi, Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, Greg Nuckols, renowned Olympic Sprint Coach Stu McMillan, and many others.
And why organizations like NSCA, Perform Better, and IDEA Fit trust our experts to educate their coaches and trainers on working with pre- and postnatal women.
Our Focus On Psychology:
Giving birth is a life-changing experience for women. As wonderful as the highlights can be, we can’t ignore the struggles that many women face throughout their pregnancy and postpartum experience.
Our Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification dives deep into the often-overlooked psychological aspects that affect a woman’s mental health, wellbeing, and mindset such as:
• Feelings of shame, guilt, and self-judgment
• Body image struggles around weight gain
• A loss of identity around motherhood
• Pregnancy and birth complications
• The pressures of wanting their “pre-baby body back”
• Postpartum depression and mood disorders
• Miscarriage and loss
As a coach, you'll want to be prepared to have conversations around these challenging topics to help your clients feel seen, heard, and supported — and our Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification will show you how.