It's the world's only comprehensive, evidence-based, interdisciplinary Certification focused on coaching & training women during pregnancy and postpartum.
When you enroll you'll get everything you need to set yourself apart, become the go-to expert for pregnant and postpartum women, and build a thriving business—all in one place.
By the time you graduate, you’ll be among the most knowledgeable in the world for coaching women during and after pregnancy.Our Experts:
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
• PhDs in Psychology
• PhDs in Molecular biology
• PhDs in Rehabilitation science
• PhDs in 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 it, 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.
This comprehensive Certification will help you master the art and science of pre- & postnatal coaching and psychology, female anatomy and physiology, mental health and well-being, nutrition, exercise, exercise programing, sleep, rest, and recovery through an interdisciplinary, globally relevant lens.
You'll learn to help women with issues related to diastasis recti, pelvic floor, pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, breastfeeding nutrition and alcohol, c-section, c-section recovery, c-section scar tissue care, birth trauma, pregnancy complications, ectopic pregnancy, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, sexual health, fatigue and lack of energy, irregular sleep, body image issues, baby blues, postpartum depression, anxiety, the birth process and "birth preferences", safe exercise during all trimesters, safe pregnancy and postpartum nutrition, safe pregnancy and postpartum supplementation education, miscarriage and infant loss, identity loss around motherhood, mental health struggles, body image struggles around weight gain, the pressures of wanting their "pre-baby body back", and so much more!
Bringing all our experts together allowed us to create the industry's most comprehensive, trusted, and globally-relevant Certification.
Most Certifications related to pregnancy or postpartum cover one, maybe two topics.
No other Certification in the world dives deep into coaching and psychology, nutrition, female anatomy and physiology, and how it changes during and after pregnancy, the birth process, nutrition, sleep, mental health and well-being, 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 500-page textbook you can keep on your bookshelf and reference it whenever you need it.
You'll also get our 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 coaching and training pregnant and postpartum women step-by-step, from start to finish—and you'll develop the confidence and skills to troubleshoot any pre- & postnatal issues your clients may have.=> Download the Certification Overview and get a sneak peek at our textbook
Our Evidence-Based Approach:
No other Certification dives deep into pre- & postnatal coaching and psychology, nutrition, female anatomy and physiology (and how the body changes), sleep, mental health & well-being, rest, recovery, and exercise programming or was developed by 21 world-class women's health experts spanning 12 fields of study.
You'll get all the latest pregnancy and postpartum research — including over 1000 references in our 500-page textbook!
And when we say this Certification is "evidence-based," it doesn't mean it's simply based on research. It means that our experts review all the best available evidence and integrate it with their 425+ years 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 learning platform materials.
All of these factors — our experts, our curriculum, our evidence-based approach — come together to make this Certification the most reputable and trusted.
The experts at Girls Gone Strong have consulted with, collaborated with, worked at, and been featured by organizations like Johns Hopkins, Baylor Medical, Precision Nutrition, Yale University, Women's Health, Men's Health, Oxygen, Time, People, Target, ABC, NBC, Fox, The Today Show, and more.
That’s why it’s recommended by industry legends like Dr. John Berardi, Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, Greg Nuckols, Dr. John Rusin, renowned Olympic Sprint Coach Stu McMillan, Sohee Carpenter, World Champion Dr. Stefi Cohen, and many others.
And why organizations like NSCA, Perform Better, Kabuki Strength, GoodLife Fitness, and IDEA Fit trust our experts to educate their coaches and trainers on working with pre- and postnatal women.
Not to mention, GGS Academy Founder Molly Galbraith is a speaker and consultant for NIKE and where she is asked to give powerful talks at NIKE World Headquarters to the NIKE coaches and trainers.
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
• Mental health struggles
• Birth trauma
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.
*Why this matters SO much for women*
Given that 67–75% of all people who hire a coach or trainer are women — and that 85% of women will have a baby at some point in their life — you have the unique opportunity to do something special for women…
In an industry where comprehensive, interdisciplinary pregnancy and postpartum health and fitness information is nearly impossible to find (except GGS), YOU can be a beacon of hope for women during this time.
You can help them understand why their bodies are changing, help them navigate the physical and emotional changes, and empower them to thrive during this time in their lives.
Because women deserve better.
That’s why GGS pulled together 21 trailblazing women from 12 fields of study to create a resource that will forever change the health & fitness industry for pre- & postnatal women.
GGS is the world leader in evidence-based, interdisciplinary, women-specific coaching & training education. We invite you to join us in our mission of raising the standard of coaching and care for pregnant and postpartum women.