Expecting Fitness: How to Modify and Enjoy Your Exercise Program Throughout Your Pregnancy

Expecting Fitness: How to Modify and Enjoy Your Exercise Program Throughout Your Pregnancy

by Birgitta Gallo, Sheryl Ross
     
 

Current research has proven that it is not only safe for pregnant women to exercise, it is absolutely beneficial. Even if you are considered a high-risk pregnancy or are restricted to bed rest, you can and should exercise during this crucial time. This book includes specially designed exercises just for you.

Among the benefits of exercise and proper nutrition

Overview

Current research has proven that it is not only safe for pregnant women to exercise, it is absolutely beneficial. Even if you are considered a high-risk pregnancy or are restricted to bed rest, you can and should exercise during this crucial time. This book includes specially designed exercises just for you.

Among the benefits of exercise and proper nutrition during pregnancy:
-Shorter, less painful labor
-Fewer birth defects
-Less excess weight gain
-Ease of regaining pre-pregnancy figure
-Healthier, calmer, and more intelligent babies

Birgitta Gallo's Expecting Fitness doesn't lead you through some leg lifts. It shows you how to modify your current sports activities-including tennis, golf, aerobics, swimming, even kickboxing-safely throughout your pregnancy. It also includes nutritional guidelines, relaxation and breathing techniques, and an illustrated guide to the changes the pregnant body goes through. It is a unique and comprehensive guide for any woman who wants to give her baby the best possible start in life.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Birgitta always encouraged me to work to my capacity during my twin pregnancy. This included listening to my body and resting when necessary. Exercise during pregnancy is a metaphor for life. It can be difficult at times, but you learn to just keep going. When my boys were born, the purpose was clear. The exercise had been for their health as well as mine. This book is full of Birgitta's knowledge and help. You won't find one like it anywhere else!” —Jane Seymour, Actress and mother

“...[Birgitta] provides a fresh, new insight into pregnancy fitness, which has been generally lacking from a conventional medical and overly paternalistic approach to pregnancy care.” —John F. Kerin, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, and past director of the Reproductive Medicine Program, Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

“This book is an excellent, balanced source of information that should find its way to each pregnant woman who desires to remain active in pregnancy.” —Raul Artal, M.D., Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American College of Sports Medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580630641
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
7.92(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Birgitta Gallo is a personal trainer specializing in pre- and postnatal fitness. A former national body-building champion, Birgitta is a consultant on maternal fitness for the March of Dimes and conducts maternal wellness seminars for multinational corporations. She has been featured in Fit Pregnancy and Baby Talk magazines and has appeared on several radio and television programs, including Entertainment Tonight. She resides in Beverly Hills, California.

Sheryl Ross, M.D., is an OB/GYN whose clients include Jane Seymour. She received her OB/GYN training at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and won two teaching awards as a senior medical resident. She resides and practices in Santa Monica, California.

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