Janet Balaskas’s book, Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally, is full of important information about pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. It is written in an accessible style so that readers can feel comfortable and secure while learning about natural childbirth and safety. This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about the importance of natural childbirth and how to have a safe and healthy pregnancy. This book is designed to help guide you through the preparations of natural childbirth, regardless of your current level of knowledge on the subject. Filled with tips, tricks, and exercise positions and maneuvers, you will have a comprehensive guide to refer to when getting ready for the birth of your baby. You will know what to expect and be ready when the time comes.
James F. Clapp III’s book, Exercising Through Your Pregnancy not only covers the regular benefits of exercise, but also ways to help you get back into your pre-pregnancy shape sooner after having your baby. What’s more, the book talks about ways to reduce stress and prevent stressful thoughts.
There is a common misconception among women that exercising during pregnancy will lead to miscarriages or birth defects. However, recent research has shown that exercise can actually have a number of positive effects on both the mother and the developing baby.
Exercise can help to improve the mother’s overall health, which in turn can help to support the baby’s growth and development. Exercise can also help to increase milk production and improve the quality of breastmilk.
There are some types of exercise that should be avoided during pregnancy, such as activities that involve bouncing or jerking movements, or contact sports. However, moderate exercise such as walking, swimming, and prenatal yoga is generally safe for both mother and baby.
Baby Barbells, by Joshua Levitt is a book about how to help dad get back into shape after the baby is born. It’s not necessarily about getting his old shape back, but rather how to use the baby in his exercises, so he can help get buff while bonding with the new baby at once. Really a two birds, one stone experience, there are funky, full color pictures that show how dad can exercise while holding the baby in his arms and bonding with the child as well.
In Super Fit Mama, Tracey Mallett provides helpful tips on how to stay physically fit during pregnancy and post-pregnancy while also teaching you how to eat nutritiously during this time. You’ll find safe and effective exercises, along with meal plans and delicious recipes that will help you take care of yourself both physically and mentally. By following Mallett’s advice, you can ease back pain, lose belly fat, and feel confident and comfortable in your own skin – both before and after pregnancy.
With simple but effective yoga exercises for your child, Itsy Bitsy Yoga by Helen Garabedian is designed to have a great impact on not just your child’s life, but their world as well. This book helps children stay healthy and fit and can be enjoyed by toddlers and preschoolers.