About Us

Contact details: thepregnancycentre@westnet.com.au

The Pregnancy Centre aims to support women through their pregnancy and postnatal journey as your body changes and adjusts and provides information for health and fitness professionals also.

It has been created by Dianne Edmonds, who is a physiotherapist working at Peel Maternity and Family Practice in Mandurah WA. Dianne has written online fitness professional courses for those who work in pregnancy, postnatal and women's health and these are available through Australian Fitness Network.



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Dianne Edmonds is an Australian physiotherapist with a passion for the development of national standards for pregnant and postnatal women’s health and fitness .

 

Through her business The Pregnancy Centre, Dianne provides women and health and fitness professionals with resources on improving pelvic floor awareness during pregnancy and on returning to sport and exercise safely after birth. Her resources include the creation of online courses in pregnancy, postnatal, and women’s core fitness for fitness professionals, and for the Australian Fitness Network .

 

She worked with The Continence Foundation of Australia to design the Pregnancy Pelvic Floor App and The Pregnancy Guide, distributed and available free from the CFA. She was the Project Officer for The Pelvic Floor First campaign and collaborated with, some of Australia’s leading women’s health physiotherapists and fitness professionals to develop resources for pregnant and postnatal women related to exercise levels, safety, and risk reduction, of common problems such as stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

 

Dianne has been an Ambassador for the Pelvic Floor First campaign, since 2011. She is also a Women’s Health Ambassador for the Australian Fitness Network.

 

She lives in Mandurah, Western Australia, and works at an Obstetric GP practice seeing clients.

 

 

Pregnancy, Postnatal and Core Conditioning CEC Courses for Fitness Professionals


Available at Australian Fitness Network

 

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Antenatal Core Training



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Third Trimester Training for Labour


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Early Postnatal Programming

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Advanced Postnatal Programming

 

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100 Steps to Plank: Building Abdominal Strength for Every Female Client: Part 1

100 Steps to Plank: Building Abdominal Strength for Every Female Client: Part 2

 

 
National Pre and Postnatal Exercise Guidelines for Fitness Professionals

 

Dianne was a member of the Expert Reference Group involved in the development of Fitness Australia's Pre & Post-Natal Exercise Guidelines published in September 2013.

These are available at on the Fitness Australia Website.

 

Resources

These resources, created in conjunction with The Pregnancy Centre are available free of charge from

The Continence Foundation of Australia:

The Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy and Exercise Factsheet

Returning to sport or exercise after the birth


 

Articles  - For More Information

 

Australian Fitness Network

Building ab strength for every female client

Skilled core assessments for female clients

Is postnatal recovery like recovery from a sporting injury?


Fitpro UK

Pregnancy Priorities

 


Fitness Australia

Contributor and Expert Reviewer for the article Pre and Postnatal Training published in Fitness Australia's Autumn 2015 e journal.


Pelvic Floor First

Exercise modifications during pregnancy

Pelvic Floor friendly postnatal exercise: A case study

Using babies as weights while exercising

 




The Pregnancy Centre was created and has been online since 1999, developed by the Director and Founder, Dianne Edmonds from Australia.