Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best Book
I LOVE your book!
- Megan Henney
son Dylan born 5/22/05
I' m the Bradley instructor who emailed you about a year ago and you gave me advice with my muscle separation. Your suggestions really worked, decreasing the space from 3 fingers to one and a half. Thanks so much. I also love your chapter on kegels. It's very clear and helpful. I continue to show and recommend your book to my classes.
- Tracey Carrin
I love your book and plan to give it to everyone I know who is having a baby! Thanks so much!!
- Gwynne McGraw
Hi, I 'm certified personal trainer working in Paris. I have your book "Exercise after pregnancy " and love it; it's a great guideline in working with postpartum women.
- Sincerely, Lindsay Cotillon
My abdominal wall separation is down to 1 finger's width - it was 2 fingers when I started doing the exercises, and the depth of the separation has significantly decreased.
Thank you so much. Doing your exercises has made a huge difference.
- Lynn George
Happy New Year! Pleased to report belly now flat and most of my pre-preg strength regained...
- All the best Dr. Patricia van Someren
Thank you for writing this book, everyday I feel better and better about my "new" mommy body.
- Sincerely, Sarah Hoyt
I read the first chapter of your book and it is amazing. I wish someone had handed it to me right before I gave birth so I'd known what was going to happen to my body afterward.
- Leila Karim
I am writing to let you know how much your book as helped me. After three children, my stomach was sticking out, making me look four or five months pregnant, even though I exercised regularly and even worked out with a personal trainer. Your book gave me the exact exercises I needed to recondition those stomach muscles stretched out by pregnancy. I call your book "my Bible" and have been doing the exercises regularly since June and seen real results.
- Melissa S, Tahoe City, Calif.
"Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best" (134 pages BeFit-Mom, 2007) offers new mothers a comprehensive guide to reconditioning after pregnancy that features a safe, easy to follow, and amazingly effective 3-step program that tones and flattens the abdominal wall, closes abdominal separation, and develops core strength and stability.
Acclaimed by new mothers around the world, the book has become the 'must-have' reference for fitness instructors, personal trainers, Pilates and yoga teachers, Physical Therapists, doulas and midwifes.
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About the BeFit-Mom "Exercise After Pregnancy" Book
Helene's unique postnatal core system, which integrates the mind/body methods of Pilates and yoga with cutting-edge fitness techniques, can be started just days after giving birth, requires no specialized exercise equipment, and is suitable for all fitness levels.
- Strengthens all four layer of the abdominal wall
- Flattens the abs and quickly improves body contours
- Lengthens and realigns the spine
- Develops deep core strength and stability
- Improves flexibility
- Creates muscular balance throughout the body
- Build upper body strength for lifting and carrying
- Improves neuromuscular coordination
- Repairs abdominal separation
- Develops good body usage
The first workout, "Postpartum Exercises" provides safe, gentle, restorative exercises that can be started just days after giving birth that are designed to speed healing from labor and delivery, relieve discomfort, and start firming up over-stretched abdominal muscles.
The second workout, "Knitting Back Together" offers a special series of exercises that flatten, shorten and strengthen the abdominals, and develops functional core strength and stability.
The third workout, "Advanced Core Strength" offers a more challenging total-body core program for women who want to build athletic strength.
"Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best" explains how the pregnancy alters posture and alignment, functional muscular balance and connective tissue, and how to effectively cope with these, and other postnatal changes and challenges.
In-depth information and advice on important postnatal concerns regarding the pelvic floor, abdominal separation, and special postpartum abdominal reconditioning techniques help new mothers bounce back as quickly as possible.
The book also provides a comprehensive review of good body usage in everyday activities to help women avoid back pain and injury by demonstrating proper lifting and carrying techniques, ergonomic breast feeding, and how to safely manage heavy baby equipment like car seats and strollers as well as front packs and slings,