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Understand how a fit pregnancy helps with delivery and postpartum shape-up
From yoga and swimming to weight training and aerobics, you'll see how to get started with a fun, step-by-step fitness routine. Plus, you get expert advice on activities to avoid as well as staying motivated during and after your pregnancy.
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Chapter 1: Making Your Pregnancy a Fit Pregnancy.
What Does “Fit Pregnancy” Mean?
Weighing In on the Benefits.
Finding the Right Activities for You.
Working Out throughout Your Trimesters.
Turning Your Fit Pregnancy into Fit Motherhood.
Chapter 2: Recognizing the Benefits of a Fit Pregnancy.
Coping with the Changes Your Body Is Experiencing.
Preparing Your Body for Labor and Delivery.
Passing the Benefits to Your Baby.
Bouncing Back after Your Baby Is Born.
Chapter 3: Knowing Which Activities Are Best (and Which to Avoid).
Discovering the Best Ways to Stay Fit While Pregnant.
Considering Additional Activities, Depending on Your Background.
Steering Clear of Certain Activities.
Finding Activities Even When You’re on Bed Rest.
Chapter 4: Never Exercised Before? No Problem!
Finding Fun Ways to Work Out.
Establishing Reasonable Expectations for Yourself. The Basics: Warming Up, Cooling Down, Stretching, and Hydrating.
Debunking “No Pain, No Gain."