The Wise Woman’s Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth combines the expertise of top-tier physical therapist Patricia Ladis—who works with superstar athletes, professional dancers, and celebrities—with Dr. Anita Sadaty, a highly regarded holistic ob-gyn with a celebrity clientele. Together, they have devised a six-step protocol beginning the six months before conception continuing forty days post-birth and beyond, incorporating holistic principles that encourage optimal wellness for mother, partner, and baby. Whether they are in their 20’s, 30’s or 40’s, this book empowers readers to be in tune with their bodies during all stages of pregnancy, and is the first book by a functional medicine dream-team aligning medical and structural body issues to avoid such potential pregnancy outcomes as osteoporosis, sciatica, pelvic prolapse, structural weakness, and postpartum depression.
Each of the six stages organizes Ladis and Sadaty’s holistic principles into five easy-to-follow aspects: Body, Movement, Breathing, Nourishment, and Wisdom. They include practical applications such as foods to help reduce internal inflammation, specific exercises—with instructive photos—in each stage, breathing techniques to lower stress, and “pearls of wisdom” backed by science exploring a multicultural history of this special time in a woman’s life. For the first time, a pregnancy guide considers the importance of choices you make six months prior to conception, and the effect on genes. When both members of a couple are calm, fit, and well-nourished, the latest science suggests that together they are less likely to pass on negative genes to a child.
|Publisher:||Health Communications, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Anita Sadaty, MD, is a holistic practitioner and founder of Redefining Health Medical, a women-focused medical practice that combines conventional medical training with an integrative functional medicine approach. A graduate of Cornell Medical and a board-certified ob-gyn, Dr. Sadaty is also recognized as a Certified Medical Practitioner by the Institution for Functional Medicine. She was a founding member of the Kresser Institute ADAPT Functional Medicine Training program in 2016. In addition to maintaining a full-time private practice, Dr. Sadaty is involved in residency training education at Northwell Hospital and is a clinical assistant professor at Hofstra Medical School. She serves as an expert reviewer for women’s reproductive health articles featured in Verywellhealth.com and was recently named as one of the best obstetrics and gynecology physicians on Long Island, New York, in Best of Long Island. She has appeared in numerous newspaper articles, magazines, and professional publications to discuss various topics in women’s health. Visit her website at www.drsadaty.com.
Table of Contents
Part I Preconception: A Six-Month Head Start 11
Part II The First Trimester: Three Months of New Beginnings 89
Part III The Second Trimester: Three Months to Get Fit and Strong 167
Part IV The Third Trimester: Three Months to Get Ready to Deliver 229
Part V Labor and Delivery 305
Part VI The First Forty Days: A Rest and Recovery Protocol 329
Part VII Beyond Forty Days: Getting Your Body Back 377
About the Authors 437