Your Best Pregnancy

Your Best Pregnancy

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Have a safe, healthy, and comfortable pregnancy. Written by two physical therapists with over twenty years of combined experience helping women ease sore feet, aching backs, incessant peeing, and many other uncomfortable conditions, Your Best Pregnancy provides simple solutions and easy exercises to help women feel their best from head to toe. Through detailed photographs, illustrations, and down-to-earth advice that is both medically substantiated as well as easy to understand, you will learn how to: a€c Treat the most uncomfortable symptoms during pregnancy, such as back and shoulder pain, bladder issues, night cramps, sciatica, swelling, and varicose veins. a€c Maintain a healthy pregnancy, even while on bed rest. a€c Correctly strengthen the pelvic floor and core to prevent diastasis recti. a€c Nurse, lift, and care for a baby (or babies) using proper body mechanics to avoid strain and injury. a€œYour Best Pregnancy is fun, interesting, and supportive. It feels like sitting down with a knowledgeable and trusted friend to talk about all the challenging and usually-not-discussed issues of pregnancy. We keep a copy at our practice to offer advice to patients.a€ a€”MARC LEVIN, MD, FAMILY PHYSICIAN, MATERNITY CARE COORDINATOR, INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY HEALTH a€œA must read if youa€™re pregnant or just had a baby and wonder why your body feels the way it does!a€b A perfect go-to book for every pregnant woman, whether ita€™s your first or fourth pregnancy.a€ a€”STACEY J. FUTTERMAN, PT, MPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, OWNER OF 5 POINT PHYSICAL THERAPY PLLC IN NEW YORK CITY a€œYour Best Pregnancy is like having two best friends on speed dial who just happen to also be physical therapists, and in Hoefsa€™ case, an experienced mom. They give new and professional mothers the scoop on all things health, with an approachable helping of medical knowledge and a touch of sass.a€ a€”LESLIE GOLDMAN, MPH, WOMENa€™S HEALTH WRITER, LESLIEGOLDMANWRITES.COMShe wishes she neverhad an episiotomy, but never discussed other options withher doctor during her prenatal appointments. ... Sohow do you avoid the surgical scissors? ... Antenatal perineal massage reduces the likelihood ofperineal trauma (mainly episiotomies) and the reporting of ongoing perineal pain, according toanbsp;...

Title:Your Best Pregnancy
Author:Jill Hoefs MPT, Denise Jagroo DPT, MTC, WCS
Publisher:Demos Medical Publishing - 2014-10-23


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