Fit & Healthy Pregnancy: How to Stay Strong and in Shape for You and Your Baby
  • Fit & Healthy Pregnancy: How to Stay Strong and in Shape for You and Your Baby
  • Fit & Healthy Pregnancy: How to Stay Strong and in Shape for You and Your Baby

Fit & Healthy Pregnancy: How to Stay Strong and in Shape for You and Your Baby

by Kristina Pinto
     
 

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Health & Fitness: Pregnancy & Childbirth

The active pregnancy guide for athletes, by athletes!

Pregnancy doesn’t mean an end to exercise and fitness. Despite old wives’ tales, exercise during pregnancy isn’t just safe—it’s also ideal for the health and wellness of mother and baby.

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Health & Fitness: Pregnancy & Childbirth

The active pregnancy guide for athletes, by athletes!

Pregnancy doesn’t mean an end to exercise and fitness. Despite old wives’ tales, exercise during pregnancy isn’t just safe—it’s also ideal for the health and wellness of mother and baby.

In Fit & Healthy Pregnancy, coach Kristina Pinto and obstetrician Rachel Kramer steer active women through each trimester and the first months of motherhood. With sound medical advice, pregnancy-friendly workouts, and tips and motivation from women who have walked—and worked out—in your shoes, this comprehensive guide explains the ins and outs of exercise and pregnancy, including:

•    Advice for keeping your body and mind fit through the nine months of pregnancy and beyond
•    Nutritional information to properly fuel your growing baby and your workouts
•    Sport-specific guidelines for every trimester, including tips and training advice for running, swimming, and cycling
•    Beautifully illustrated exercises, appropriate to each stage of your pregnancy
•    The best advice for breast-feeding, child care, and workouts for moms on the go

Celebrate each new milestone of motherhood with this modern guide. Filled with detailed guidance, tested medical information, and the wise counsel of experience, Fit & Healthy Pregnancy is a trusted resource for pregnant athletes and active mothers.

Dr. Kristina Pinto, EdD, is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A specialist in women’s health and psychology, she is also a runner, a coach, and mom to son Henry.

Dr. Rachel Kramer, MD, completed her ob-gyn training at Yale University. She has two sons and competes in triathlon and distance running events.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Mothers-to-be hoping to stay fit during pregnancy will gain new allies in Pinto and Kramer. The authors' bold approach not only normalizes a highly physically active pregnancy, it makes exercise (even strenuous exercise, if desired) an imperative throughout the trimesters. These two marathoning mothers wrote the book out of necessity: too many pregnant women hear the antiquated (and no longer ACOG-supported) view from doctors that any exercise raising heart rate to over 140 beats per minute is unhealthy, and they suggest using the Borg scale instead, a numbered scale of perceived exertion (Additionally, the authors invoke a golden rule of exercise intensity: "If it doesn't feel good, don't do it."). Pinto and Kramer include comprehensive fitness and safety guidelines for all four "trimesters": the pregnancy itself and the first three postpartum months. Readers are offered accessible, modern medical knowledge of healthy nutrition for pregnant athletes, pregnancy itself, labor, and post-partum questions, beyond the somewhat unconventional attitude expressed toward high fitness goals. Inspirational mom-athlete stories—such as Emily Baer's nursing breaks at 2007's Hardrock 100 Endurance Run (she finished eighth overall)—prove that goals of athleticism and parenting can be achieved simultaneously. (June)
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“A compelling and uplifting guide about how to remain fit during pregnancy…Fit & Healthy Pregnancy sensibly guides mothers-to-be through each trimester. Written in an encouraging tone, this comprehensive primer offers realistic workout suggestions and helpful wellness tips for every step of the way.” — Competitor magazine

“Designed for everyone from veteran competitive athletes to recent fitness enthusiasts, Fit & Healthy Pregnancy is the go-to guide for expectant women who want to stay active throughout pregnancy.” — Triathlete magazine

Fit & Healthy Pregnancy is knowledgeable and accessible, full of information that will arm readers when dealing with doubting doctors and relatives as well as providing the motivation to maintain (or even improve) their fitness throughout the nine months of pregnancy and beyond. This book is an invaluable addition to the reading list of every expecting mama.” — San Francisco Book Review

“A superb resource…Amazing scope…Applicable for women at all fitness levels. Recommended reading for any mom who wants to learn more about staying active, sane, and healthy as a mom.” — BreakingMuscle.com

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934030967
Publisher:
Velo Press
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
331,179
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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