Pregnancy adverse effects vary among women and between pregnancies. For some, adverse effects are severe; for others, they are barely noticeable. It is important for dietitians and other healthcare professionals on the team to be aware of the adverse effects a woman may experience in pregnancy because they can interfere with her ability to get the necessary nutrition. These adverse effects include constipation, heartburn, leg cramps, nausea and vomiting. The RD’s recommendations for specific foods and supplements and appropriate exercise can help alleviate adverse effects and sustain a healthy pregnancy. Exercise also helps prepare the mother’s body for labor and postpartum recovery.
The goal of this pregnancy continuing education program is to provide dietitians, dietary managers, fitness professionals, health educators, and physical therapists with adequate information on the nutritional implications of common adverse effects experienced during pregnancy, as well as the role of exercise in pregnancy.
After studying the information presented here, the learner will be able to:
- Discuss various symptoms from the adverse effects of pregnancy and how they might be alleviated
- Explain the benefits of exercise during pregnancy
- Describe the precautions that should be taken when a woman exercises while pregnant
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, and physical therapists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3020, 3100, 4000, 4130, 5000, 5310 and performance indicators of 8.3.6, 8.3.7, 10.2.7.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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