Why Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Matter

Why Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Matter

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Although women are often advised to exercise during pregnancy and after birth, there is little information available about the tremendous benefits of physical activity for both mother and baby, or what kinds of exercise are safe and appropriate. In Why Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Matter, Rehana Jawadwala, an exercise physiologist and perinatal yoga teacher, looks at the evidence for supporting physical activity in mothers, as well as how women's physiology changes during pregnancy and after they give birth, answering in detail the questions that mothers and those supporting them may have.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 111 x 172 x 10mm | 162g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780666209
  • 9781780666204
  • 47,007

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"This book is a great read for anyone pregnant who wants to know more about exercise in pregnancy and the postnatal period. With frequent references to up-to-date evidence-based information, this is a great resource to have to hand! It also highlights the benefits of exercise leading up to birth and how exercise can benefit our bodies as it prepares for labour.

There is great advice in the section on Exercise and Nutrition, giving clear explanations about diet and maintaining energy levels for exercise whilst being pregnant. Information that anyone who is pregnant and wants to continue exercising really wants to know! Plus it also covers information on gut health and microbiome. One of my favourite chapters was Preparing for the physicality of birth, with some great explanations on the body's physical wellbeing. If you don't mind some medical terminology then it is a very enjoyable, informative book!" Zoe Wright, Midwife and Founder The Real Birth Company -- Zoe Wright, Midwife and Founder The Real Birth Company
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About Rehana Jawadwala

Dr. Rehana Jawadwala is the founder of MummyYoga, a specialist pregnancy and postnatal yoga practice service. Rehana has a PhD in exercise physiology and nutrition. Rehana has more than 20 years of experience in health, physical activity and nutrition. She is chair of her local NHS trust, Maternity Voices Partnership initiative that empowers women in her community to be engaged with the maternity services that they access.

Rehana was an invited expert by the Sector Skills Council, Skills Active to participate in the development of National Occupation Standards for yoga teacher training in the UK. She regularly writes and speaks at various events on the importance of physical activity during the perinatal period.
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