Your complete guide to confidence and fitness for birth – Marie Behenna has helped hundreds of women through their pregnancies and motherhood. A specialist in pregnancy exercise and birthing, her simple exercises and techniques provide mothers-to-be with the tools to understand their bodies, and the confidence and knowledge for a successful pregnancy, labour and delivery. Now for the first time she shares her methods in The FitMama Method.
Based on her popular antenatal fitness classes, The FitMama Method takes the mum-to-be from the early days of pregnancy through to the delivery and beyond. Marie explains why physical activity is so important for a healthy pregnancy before detailing the exercises themselves: from improving cardiovascular function and pelvic floor strengthening, to good posture techniques, abdominal exercises, and a safe guide to stretching. The book also covers labour techniques including breathing exercises for aiding delivery, and choosing a delivery position, and there is even a chapter for birth partners to teach them how to assist mothers during labour.
Marie also supplies some essential tips for relaxing and de-stressing during pregnancy, and explains why it’s important for the baby that mothers-to-be stay stress free. Finally, there are some delicious holistic recipes to enjoy in pregnancy and beyond.
The FitMama Method will empower pregnant women with knowledge, choice, and confidence for childbirth, helping them to keep fit and well throughout their pregnancy, the delivery, and as a mum.
About the author: Born in Belfast and raised in Africa, Marie began by combining a career as a graphic designer, with being a personal trainer. Following the birth of her second child she left the corporate world and opened her first Pregnancy Exercise Classes. She now runs FitMama Ltd, working with pregnant and postnatal women, and midwifery professionals. She lives in Hants.
Visit www.fitmama.org for more information.
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