Your Best Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide to Easing the Aches, Pains, and Uncomfortable Side Effects During Each Stage of Your Pregnancy

Your Best Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide to Easing the Aches, Pains, and Uncomfortable Side Effects During Each Stage of Your Pregnancy

by Jill Hoefs, Denise Jagroo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936303618
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.13(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author


Denise Jagroo, DPT, MTC, WCS treats pelvic, obstetric, and orthopedic dysfunctions at her practice in New York City. Jagroo lectures nationally and offers workshops on pregnancy, postpartum, and pelvic health. www.Drjagroo.com



Jill Hoefs, MPT is a certified physical therapist and owner of Body Align Physical Therapy with locations in New York City and Summit, NJ. She is a licensed instructor in the Tupler Technique® and specializes in treating diastasis recti. In addition to treating patients, Hoefs teaches classes on child birth preparation and postpartum recovery. www.bodyalignpt.com


Table of Contents

"; Contents;

Introduction

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1. Ouch! What Is Happening to My Body? Help!

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bull; Back Pain

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• Lower Back Pain

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• Upper Back and Shoulder Pain

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bull; Bladder Issues

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bull; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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bull; Constipation

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bull; Heel and Bottom of Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

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bull; Lightheadedness

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bull; Lower Abdominal/Groin Pain (Round Ligament Pain)

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bull; Night Cramps

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bull; Pelvic Pain

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bull; Pubic Symphysis Pain/Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

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bull; Sacroiliac Pain

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bull; Sciatica

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bull; Separated Abdominal Muscles (Diastasis Recti)

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bull; Shortness of Breath

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bull; Sleeping Pains

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bull; Swelling

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bull; Tailbone Pain (Coccyx Pain)

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bull; Varicose Veins

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bull; Additional Help from Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

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2. It's Not Time to Put Your Gym Membership on Hold

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• "Don't Exercise, You Will Hurt the Baby! ;
• "If You Have Pain While Exercising during the Beginning of Your Pregnancy, Stop Everything Because It's Only Going to Get Worse. ;
• "Don't Let Your Heart Rate Get Higher than 140 Beats Per Minute When Exercising. And Don't Exercise for More than 15 Minutes. ;
• "It's Not Safe to Ride a Bike after Your First Trimester. ;
• "Too Much Exercise Will Take Nutrients Away from Your Baby. ;
• "If You Never Exercised before Pregnancy, Don't Start Now. ;
• "Avoid All Forms of Prenatal Yoga. ;
• "You Shouldn't Stretch during Pregnancy. Your Joints Are Too Loose. ;
• "Running Is Too Jarring for the Baby ;
• "Don't Lift That, It's Too Heavy. ;
• "You Should Be Able to Maintain a Conversation While Exercising. ;
• "Drinking Eight Glasses of Water Is Enough, Even When You Exercise. ;
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3. Help for the Pelvic Floor

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bull; What's a Kegel?

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bull; Pregnancy and the Pelvic Floor

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bull; How to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

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4. Between the Sheets during Your Pregnancy

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bull; Orgasms Will Help My Pregnancy?

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bull; Pelvic Rest

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5. Bed Rest: Survival Tips

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bull; Who Is on Bed Rest?

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bull; What Is Bed Rest?

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bull; Is Bed Rest Necessary?

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bull; The Emotional Toll

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bull; Let's Get Physical

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6. Planning for Labor and Delivery

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bull; Perineal Massage

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bull; Birthing Positions

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bull; Relaxing the Pelvic Floor during Delivery

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bull; Labor

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7. Safe and Helpful Ways to Take Care of Your Newborn(s)

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bull; Lifting

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bull; Breastfeeding or Bottle Feeding

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bull; Carrying

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bull; For Moms Taking Care of Twins

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bull; When Carrying the Infant Carrier(s)

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8. Taking Care of the Postpartum Mama

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bull; The Postpartum Check-Up

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bull; Pelvic Floor Strengthening

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bull; Work Those Abs

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bull; Posture in the Office

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bull; Sex? Now? Didn't You See What I Just Pushed Out of There??

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bull; The Baby Came Out Already, Why Does My Pelvis Still Hurt?

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Conclusion

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Notes

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Acknowledgments

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Index

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