Pregnancy should be a wonderful, enriching experience, but it's natural to have concerns about the ways it affects your body, moods and diet. This book enables you to forget those worries and focus on enjoying the experience. For those planning to conceive, a programme to strengthen the pelvic floor and deep abdominals combined with a prenatal diet plan puts you in great shape to cope with the next nine months. In the first trimester, advice focuses on coping with morning sickness and relaxation. In the second trimester, exercise can be introduced, and the book explores how your body adapts to the baby's demands and gives tips on boosting your energy. Exercises for the third trimester help you overcome discomfort and prepare for birth. Get back into shape with postnatal exercise (including very gentle exercise after caesarean deliveries) and follow the tips to aid breastfeeding. Body Control Pilates, with its emphasis on core stability and safety, is ideally suited to make the most of this special time.
About the Author
Lynne Robinson is the world's top-selling Pilates presenter.