Physical activity and exercise are essential to a healthy lifestyle. This is especially true when a woman is pregnant. Mild to moderate intensity exercise can improve your quality of life, lessen many discomforts associated with pregnancy, and provide a better labor and postpartum experience. This course is designed to help women better understand the changes their bodies undergo during pregnancy, common discomforts, and exercise techniques to prepare their body for labor and a favorable recovery.
Additionally, from physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, you will understand basic aspects of the prenatal period that can influence the physical and mental wellness of pregnant women, as well as the generalities of the gestation process, habits and routines in the prenatal stage, the self-care and the cognitive and emotional changes that can be experienced during this period of time.
Dr. Katrina Wahlström has earned her Doctorate of Management degree from Colorado Technical University, and her Master of Business Administration degree from North Park University. Previously, she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from American Intercontinental University.
In addition, she attended doctoral programs in business psychology at Chicago School of Professional Psychology and in business administration at Argosy University. She is currently completing her Master of Sports Sciences degree in sports exercise science at United States Sports Academy. Dr. Wahlström is an experienced professor and higher education administration. She is also an owner of a fitness company, Iron Confidence, and President of a consulting firm, Otavala Inc. Due to her diverse studies she is well versed in economics and psychology, as well as health sciences. As a mother of two and an amateur bodybuilder, she is experienced in maternity wellness.
Once the course is completed, the participants will be able to understand the common changes and affectations during pregnancy. In the same way, you can select and apply an exercise program aimed at preparing the body for labor and a successful recovery.