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The Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Fitness

Author : Morc Coulson
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The Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Fitness is an invaluable reference manual for anyone involved in prescribing exercise programmes for pregnant women. Packed with practical tips on designing activity programmes, as well as how to apply the correct techniques to over 40 exercises, aided by full colour photos. This is an up-to-date practical guide to the underpinning theory and includes comprehensive recommended reading for each chapter. Learn about the physiological changes during pregnancy and how this affects exercise programmes, including contra-indications to be considered when working with pregnant clients. Also covered are the required legal and insurance elements.

Pregnancy Fitness

Author : Julia Di Paolo
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Your journey through a comfortable, safe, and confident pregnancy begins with Pregnancy Fitness. This practical guide answers your questions and delivers the information, exercises, and workouts you need to maintain your personal fitness and enjoy the best possible experience in welcoming your baby to the world. Written by three experts in prenatal and postpartum fitness, pelvic floor exercise, and core restoration, Pregnancy Fitness covers all physical and physiological aspects of pregnancy, birth, and recovery so you can enjoy peace of mind throughout your pregnancy and long after delivery. You’ll get complete need-to-know information about hormones, body and posture changes, and common pregnancy aches and pains, along with critical information on diastasis recti and pelvic floor health, which aims to support and protect your body from core dysfunction. A full spectrum of stretching, strengthening, and functional exercises provides the focus, description, safety tips, and variations that allow you to progress safely through your pregnancy and to be physically prepared for birth and optimal recovery. The sample workout programs guide you through each phase of pregnancy, including postpartum, to help you establish and meet your personal fitness goals with comfort and confidence. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Pregnancy Fitness Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Pregnancy Fitness With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.

Pregnancy and Fitness

Author : Cherry Baker
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Pregnancy Fitness

Author : Fitness Magazine
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Recommends sets of exercises appropriate for each trimester of pregnancy, plus tips on regaining fitness after the baby is born

Exercise and Sporting Activity During Pregnancy

Author : Rita Santos-Rocha
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This clinically and practice oriented, multidisciplinary book is intended to fill the gap between evidence-based knowledge on the benefits of physical activity and exercise during pregnancy and the implementation of exercise programmes and related health promotion measures in pregnant women. It will provide medical, sports, and fitness professionals both with the knowledge needed to allay undue fears regarding the consequences of exercising during pregnancy and with the practical expertise to offer optimal guidance on exercising to pregnant exercisers and athletes. Readers will find up-to-date evidence on the psychological, social, physiological, body composition, musculoskeletal, and biomechanical changes that occur during pregnancy and their implications for physical activity and exercise. Detailed descriptions are provided of the components of exercise testing and prescription for pregnant women, the current evidence-based and practice-oriented guidelines, and exercise selection and adaptation during pregnancy. Exercises specifically targeting musculoskeletal health are discussed separately, and a concluding chapter explains the nutritional requirements in pregnant women who exercise.

Aquatic Exercise for Pregnancy

Author : Susan Baines
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Aimed at midwives and health and fitness professionals, this practical, illustrated resource book covers every aspect of one of the most beneficial forms of exercise for pregnant mothers. Aquanatal exercise combines the therapeutic properties of warm water with suitably chosen music, to create a unique method of exercising. Unlike dry land exercise, which tends to work specific parts of the body, aquanatal exercise gently works the whole body.Written by two specialist coaches for the Register of Exercise Professionals (UK), who have developed the UKOCOs first level3 Pregnancy Aquatics, Nutrition and Health module at the University of Salford, this book is the culmination of over ten yearsOCO passionate interest and work in the field of aquanatal exercise.Contents include: Water generally OCo aquanatal specifically The anatomy of movement and the main muscles OCo Pool safety OCo risk assessment and management OCo Getting the best out of your classes OCo Aquanatal choreography OCo Practical tips for more fun and interesting classes OCo Contraindicated aquanatal exercises OCo The pelvic floor and aquanatal exercise OCo Ethical considerations OCo Public health, physical activity and aquanatal exercise OCo quanatal exercise and parent education Nutrition during pregnancy and for physical exercise OCo The law and aquanatal exercise OCo Voice care for the aquanatal exercise coach OCo Marketing within the NHS OCo Sample screening and risk assessment forms OCo Sample sessions plans and client information sheets"

Health related Fitness During Pregnancy

Author : Sylvia Baddeley
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This work provides general guidelines on physical activity during pregnancy, and the implications that pregnancy has on the pregnant woman and her baby. Safety issues and guidelines to teaching form the basis of the text, and should be of interest to students, midwives, and exercise teachers.

Lisa Curry s Pregnancy Fitness

Author : Lisa Curry
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Fit Pregnancy For Dummies

Author : Catherine Cram
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Are you intrigued by the idea of working out during pregnancy, but think it can’t be safe? Are you unsure how the words fit and pregnancy actually make sense in the same sentence? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This easy-to-follow guide shows you how you can be fit and pregnant, whether you’re new to exercise or have been working out for years, and whether you’re in your second week of pregnancy or your 32nd. Fit Pregnancy For Dummies is for you if you’re pregnant, if you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, and You want to be as fit and healthy as you can be — whatever your current fitness level — without in any way jeopardizing your health or the health of your baby. This guide gives you the straight facts on: Staying safe when you exercise Developing a plan with your health provider Choosing the right equipment Modifying your routine for each trimester Eating well for nine months and beyond From yoga and swimming to weight training, aerobics, and much more, you’ll see how to get started with a fun, step-by-step fitness routine that will make your entire pregnancy easier to manage. Postpartum expert and prenatal fitness class instructor Catherine Cram and fitness expert Tere Stouffer Drenth give you the scoop on the activities that work best for pregnant women and how to set up a routine that works best for you. You’ll understand how a fit pregnancy helps you with delivery and postpartum shape-up. Plus, you get expert advice on activities to avoid, eating well, and staying motivated during and after your pregnancy, as well as: Dressing comfortably for your workout Warming up and stretching to increase flexibility and avoid injury Modifying your exercise routine Staying fit after giving birth Finding the time for exercise and motherhood Complete with special tips on exercising indoors, staying motivated, getting your family hooked on fitness, and helping your child grow up healthy and fit, Fit Pregnancy For Dummies is the key to exercising safely and staying fit throughout your pregnancy and beyond!

Exercising Through Your Pregnancy

Author : James F. Clapp, III
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Explains the effects of regular exercise on all phases of pregnancy and offers guidelines for developing an exercise program.

Delivering Fitness

Author : Erinn Mikeska
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Delivering Fitness, Your Guide to Health and Strength Training During Pregnancy contains: ? Information on how to get back in shape after delivery ? Guidelines and workouts for each trimester ? Medical truths about pregnancy and exercise ? Nutrient chart and weight gain chart ? Exercise and strength training benefits ? Information about exercise equipment ? Exercise precautions to prevent injury ? Nutritional guidelines ? Benefits of healthy eating ? Caloric needs Delivering Fitness also contains important information about nutrition and provides useful tips about exercise benefits, the precautions you need to take, and the right foods to eat. Authors Erinn Mikeska & Dr. Christine Quatro have devised a unique fitness program incorporating key strength training exercises specifically designed for each trimester and for the postpartum period. The exercises are beautifully illustrated on four large posters, perforated so that they can be easily pulled out and displayed on the wall of your exercise area. The instructions are clearly written and easy to follow.

Exercising Through Your Pregnancy

Author : James F. Clapp
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Exercise is good for pregnant women! In addition to the regular benefits of exercise, pregnant women who exercise are likely to return to their pre-pregnancy shapes sooner, feel increased energy, and fend of stress more readily. According to James F. Clapp, M.D., author of Exercising Through Your Pregnancy women can exercise before, during, after their pregnancies. "Some women fear that exercise will increase the risk of miscarriage, malformations, pre-term labor, brain damage to the baby, or material injury, but this is not the case.” However, according to Dr. Clapp’s research, women who exercise feel better, perform better, and have babies that are be stronger physiologically and perhaps better developed neurologically.” Among the questions he answers: � How does exercise benefit the mother? � How does exercise affect growth of the fetus? � What is the effect of exercise on milk production? � Does exercise limit weight gain during pregnancy? � What is the right amount of exercise? � What are the dos and don’ts of exercising when pregnant? � When should exercise be avoided? � How late into pregnancy can you exercise? � What should be the exercise regimen after giving birth? Dr. Clapp provides guidelines for exercise plans that safely fulfill a mother’s needs during different phases of pregnancy. Common Myths About Exercising and Pregnancy 1. Pregnant women should keep their heart rates under 140 beats per minute. 2. Exercise during lactation makes the milk taste sour. 3. Women should avoid abdominal exercises in mid and late pregnancy. 4. Pregnant women should not lift weights. 5. The bouncing and jarring which occur during running and high-impact aerobics increase the risk for the baby getting tangled up in the umbilical cord. 6. Exercise causes premature labor. 7. Exercise will cause the fetus to detach from the wall of the womb. 8. Exercise right after a pregnancy will cause hernias and loss of vaginal and pelvic support.

Fit Pregnant

Author : Joan Marie Butler
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Active women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy know that staying fit is good for them and their baby. This book will help them understand the tremendous changes that their body is experiencing and how they can continue to safely exercise before, during, and after their pregnancy. They will hear from women like themselves how they maintained their fitness during pregnancy and how they stayed fit after the baby. Joan Marie Butler is an experienced nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner, a mother of three, and formerly a nationally-ranked Masters athlete. Active women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy know that staying fit is good for them and their baby. This book will help them understand the tremendous changes that their body is experiencing and how they can continue to safely exercise before, during, and after their pregnancy. They will hear from women like themselves how they maintained their fitness during pregnancy and how they stayed fit after the baby. Joan Marie Butler is an experienced nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner, a mother of three, and formerly a nationally-ranked Masters athlete.

Pilates for Pregnancy

Author : Anya Hayes
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Pilates for Pregnancy covers the fundamentals of Pilates and includes a progressive Pilates programme tailored for each trimester – focusing on pelvic floor and abdominal strength, posture and health & fitness. Anya Hayes' insightful exercise guide will help you conquer the physical and mental stresses of pregnancy and improve your pregnancy health, mood and energy. This is a straight talking, woman-to-woman pregnancy fitness guide with a difference. Showing you: · how to optimize the position of your baby for a better birth experience; · how to avoid succumbing to the 'pregnancy waddle' and protect your back as your bump grows; · how to deal with second pregnancy posture while knackered and running after/constantly lifting a toddler; · how to minimize the trials of pregnancy on your abdominals, pelvic floor and mind; · how to get into the right mindset for a positive labour, and release tension postnatally; · exactly what cardio exercise is safe and beneficial to you and your bump, and what you should avoid.

Primetime Pregnancy

Author : Kathy Kaehler
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Demonstrates exercises for pregnant women, from the early stages of pregnancy to getting back in shape during the five months after childbirth

Pregnant Fit and Fabulous

Author : Mary Bacon
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Pregnant Fit and Fabulous is a fresh, therapeutic yet energizing tool to help women feel fit and fabulous during pregnancy. It is written for women who are both new to exercise and to experienced athletes who want safe and effective programs for before, during and after pregnancy. In Pregnant, Fit and Fabulous, Mary has taken all the guesswork out of how to safely combine fitness and pregnancy. Inside you’ll find: How celebrities get back into shape after baby so quickly. Expert pre and post baby advice. Detailed fitness and training techniques. Step-by-step exercises with photos tailored to your level of fitness and individual needs. Safe stretching. Resistance training. Self-Myofascial release during pregnancy. Dangerous exercises to avoid. An extraordinary fitness and nutrition expert with over 20 years experience, Mary Bacon’s advice is sought after by Olympic medalists, the athletic elite as well as everyday people. In Pregnant, Fit and Fabulous, Mary Bacon has just revealed her wealth of proven health and fitness secrets for you. Based in Sydney, Australia, Mary works with some of Australia’s leading health professionals. She is a qualified and registered Personal Fitness trainer, Pregnancy-qualified specialist, Trigger Point Therapist, Sports Level 2 trainer.

Water Fitness During Your Pregnancy

Author : Jane Katz
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This book discusses the benefits of water exercises and swimming during pregnancy and provides sample water fitness programs for each trimester. Forty-four easy-to-follow workouts (with 43 exercises described in detail) show women of all fitness levels how to use water exercises to stretch, tone, and strengthen their bodies. Includes a 12-week postpartum program. Illustrations.

The Everything Pregnancy Fitness

Author : Robin Elise Weiss
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Now you can regain control of your body and prepare for the rigors of childbirth with The Everything Pregnancy Fitness Book. Recent studies indicate that exercise during pregnancy can alleviate discomfort, increase energy levels, speed labor, and reduce the risk of complications. The Everything Pregnancy Fitness Book walks you through specially tailored exercises for toning and strengthening legs, arms, abdominal muscles, and the lower back-the parts of the body most affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Also included are tips and expert advice for creating a safe fitness plan for each trimester, dealing with the strains of pregnancy, and relieving stress. The Everything Pregnancy Fitness Book shows you how to: Assess your exercise needs and abilities Exercise safely and avoid injury Establish a routine for walking, swimming, yoga, and aerobic activity Create a program that enables you to lose weight quickly after your baby is born The Everything Pregnancy Fitness Book provides risk-free workouts to promote good health and well-being before, during, and after delivery.

Pregnancy Exercise

Author : Judy DiFiore
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This book contains a safe and specially devised keep-fit programme for the nine months of pregnancy. Everything a pregnant women needs to do to achieve increased body awareness, improved posture, greater energy, emotional serenity and the strength and endurance necessary for birth and beyond is here, along with how to tailor the exercises to fit individual lifestyles and particular needs. The attractively designed full-colour pages portray pregnant models in specially shot step-by-step photographic sequences accompanied by easy-to-read captions and, where appropriate, annotation, tip boxes and variations. The programme can be followed with confidence by all pregnant women - even those who have never exercised before. Varied programme formulated to help pregnant women achieve the strength and endurance to manage pregnancy more easily and to keep vital supporting muscles toned and flexible. Benefits include feeling better during pregnancy, minimizing side effects, being able to manage work and daily tasks more easily, and to return to one's pre-pregnant shape sooner. Guidance given on tailoring exercises to suit stage of pregnancy, locale, and available time. Devised by a pregnancy exercise specialist with years of experience teaching fitness to pregnant women at all stages

Preventing and Managing Back Pain During Pregnancy

Author : Alicia M. Silva
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Preventing and Managing Back Pain During Pregnancy is a book written for the 80% of pregnant women who will experience back pain. It is a comprehensive guide that explains the causes of pregnancy-related back pain, and provides clear, illustrated strategies, exercises and stretches to relieve acute pain and prepare for childbirth.