Prepare for a healthy pregnancy, an easier labor and a quick recovery with this prenatal fitness educational DVD and mind-body workout. The DVD will teach you:
1.) The changes a woman's body undergoes during pregnancy and how to safely exercise as these occur;
2.) Skills required to more effectively manage the challenging marathon of labor; and
3.) State-of-the-art techniques for strengthening and stretching the essential muscle groups, especially the abdominals and pelvic floor. Strong abdominals will help minimize back problems and promote effective pushing in labor.
Research from Columbia University Department of Physical Therapy (2001) showed that women who did the Maternal Fitness prenatal exercise program had a smaller diastasis than those who did not. Diastasis is the separation of the outermost abdominal muscles that occurs with most women during pregnancy, a condition the creator of the Maternal FitnessŪ program specializes in treating during and after pregnancy.
Through this DVD, women receive the core knowledge and skills enabling them to exercise safely throughout their pregnancy, obtain the strength for labor and delivery and get back their core muscles quickly after birth.