Each year the thousands of women runners who are pregnant or have just had a baby hear conflicting advice from friends, family, even from doctors. These women have had nowhere to turn for accurate, up to date information. The Runners World Guide To Running And Pregnancy is the first ever comprehensive look at the how-tos and benefits of running for the expectant mother. And the benefits abound. Even a modest pregnancy running programme gives women a reduced risk of gestational diabetes, high blood pleasure, and premature birth. It also leads to fewer Caesareans, faster recovery after delivery, and even smarter babies!