Author(s): Charlie Barker
Stay strong, fit, and safe throughout your pregnancy and motherhood. Pre- and post-natal specialist trainer and mum Charlie Barker provides you with all the information you need to exercise safely and effectively throughout your pregnancy and the first 6 weeks after birth.Trimester by trimester, step-by-step exercises to develop your strength and flexibility help you to carry your growing baby in greater comfort and prepare you for labour. Best of all, you can do it at home, with minimal or no equipment.Learn how to keep your baby safe when working out, what exercises you can and can't do at each stage of pregnancy, what physical changes you can expect in each trimester, and how to tackle common complaints, from morning sickness to back pain.Charlie's holistic approach is a million miles from the old-style advice to "lose the baby weight" - the aim is to help you prioritise your own health and wellbeing, both for your own benefit and your baby's. Whether you're a hard-core triathlete or just starting a fitness programme for the first time, proper exercise can ensure a healthier pregnancy and a faster recovery.