James Clapp, M.D., Catherine Cram, M.S.
Is it safe to exercise during your pregnancy? This book provides the answers you’ve been looking for—information you need to remain active and healthy before, during, and after your pregnancy.
In this second edition of Exercising through Your Pregnancy, internationally recognized maternal exercise researcher and obstetrician, James Clapp, III, M.D., and pre- and postnatal fitness expert Catherine Cram, M.S., lay out the research showing that exercise during and after pregnancy can provide far-ranging benefits to mother and baby. Among the many questions the authors answer about exercise and pregnancy:
- How does exercise benefit the mother?
- How does exercise affect growth of the fetus?
- Does exercise limit weight gain during pregnancy?
- What is the right amount of exercise?
- When should exercise be avoided?
- How late into pregnancy can you exercise?
- What is the effect of exercise on milk production?
- When can a new mother resume exercising after giving birth?
A comprehensive text for anyone who works with prenatal and postpartum women. The authors provide an excellent review of literature concerning the effects of exercise on all phases of pregnancy. They also address misconceptions and recommend fitness guidelines. —Gwen Hyatt, President, Desert SW Fitness
This book will be very helpful for perinatal fitness trainers and also for childbirth educators, postpartum doulas, and lactation consultants. When expectant and new mothers ask about the safety and the effects of exercise on them and their fetuses, evidence-based answers will be at their fingertips.—Barbara Crotty, RN, ICCE, IBCLC, Education Chair, International Childbirth Education Association