Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness serves as an excellent foundation for providing safe and effective fitness programming for women during and immediately following pregnancy. The book will be a valuable resource for exercise and fitness professionals working with pregnant women.
Author Lenita Anthony brings more than 20 years of fitness industry experience to this book and delivers an up-to-date discussion of the science behind exercising during and after pregnancy, in both group programs and one-on-one environments.
The book covers the current American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines on exercise during pregnancy as well as contraindications and risk factors, and will help you explain to women the numerous changes taking place in their bodies and how those changes affect their response to exercise.
It also covers some of the common issues confronting pregnant women, including hyperthermia, carbohydrate utilization and supine hypotensive syndrome, as well as such common complaints of pregnancy as low-back pain, varicose veins and carpal tunnel syndrome.