7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great advice for active pregnancy,
This review is from: Pregnancy and Fitness: All You Need to Know to Exercise Safely and Effectively Throughout Pregnancy (Paperback)
I have used this book from very early on in my pregnancy. I like that it covers different types of sports/exercise classes in detail and gives alternatives to exercises that you should avoid from a certain stage in your pregnancy. It also has a very helpful section on your abdominal muscles and how they change (with drawings) which helps if you want to understand why you have to adapt/change certain exercises. I think the book is ideal for someone like me who has been very active before their pregnancy and who wants to continue as long as possible with a (slightly modified) fitness programme. However, it also has sections for women who are new to exercise and it gives detailed suggestions how to start your pregnancy fitness programme. I especially like the descriptions of exercises that you can do at home (with lots of photos). The bit about how to monitor your 'workout level' to make sure you are not over-exercising is also great.
All in all a fantastic book which I can recommend, definitely worth buying!