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Pilates Pregnancy Guide Optimum Health and Fitness for Every Stage of Your Pregnancy

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ISBN-10: 1554071690

ISBN-13: 9781554071692

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lynne Robinson, Jacqueline Knox

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 8/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 186
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Lynne Robinson is the world's top-selling pilates author. As well as her teaching work, she lectures at leading medical and sports conferences and appears regularly on national television and radio. Lynne has also presented seven bestselling Body Control videos with Firefly Entertainment. She is a director of the Body Control Pilates Association.

The Benefits of Pilates During Pregnancy
Why Is Pilates So Perfect for Pregnancy?
The Importance of Good Posture
When Is It Not Safe to Exercise?
What Is Pilates?
The Eight Principles of Body Control Pilates
Joseph Pilates and the Origins of the Pilates Method
The Development of Body Control Pilates
The Pregnancy Program: How to Use this Book
Preparing for Pregnancy
If You Have Done Pilates Before You Became Pregnant
Taking Up Pilates in Your Pregnancy
Working with a Teacher
Other Advice
Before You Begin
The Basics of Body Control Pilates
Breathing
Alignment
Centering: Pilates Core Strength
Preparing for Your Pregnancy
Why Prepare?
Preparatory Exercises
Workouts
The First Trimester (0-12 weeks)
What's Happening to Your Body?
Guidelines for Exercise in the First Trimester
Recommended Exercises for the First Trimester
First Trimester Workouts
The Second Trimester (13-26 weeks)
What's Happening to Your Body?
Taking Up Pilates in the Second Trimester
Guidelines for Exercising in the Second Trimester
Recommended Exercises for the Second Trimester
Second Trimester Workouts
The Third Trimester (27-34 weeks)
What's Happening to Your Body?
Getting Onto and Up from the Floor in the Third Trimester and Up to Six Weeks After the Birth
Guidelines for Exercising in the Third Trimester
Recommended Exercises for the Third Trimester
Third Trimester Workouts
The First Six Weeks After the Birth
Normal Deliveries
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Exercise Program for the First Six Weeks After the Birth
Cesarean Births
Circulation Exercises
Breathing Exercise
Exercise Program for the First Six Weeks After the Birth
Getting Back Into Shape (Six Weeks Plus)
Normal Deliveries
The "Rec" Check
Cesarean Births
Getting Back Into Shape Workouts
Bibliography
Further Information