Giving birth is the single most challenging physical activity the majority of women will face in their lifetime.
So why not prepare for it by training and exercising, by toning your body so that you can approach labour and delivery with calm confidence, free from the anxiety and tension that complicate so many births. The FitMama™ Method: Your Complete Guide to Confidence and Fitness for Birth has been devised by Marie Behenna based on her own experience of pregnancy and birth, and her work as a personal trainer. It encompasses not only exercise but also advice on diet, nutrition, posture, recovery and general well-being.
Marie Behenna has been preparing pregnant women for birth, both physically and mentally, for over twenty years, and by following her unique programme of gentle exercises, you’ll find that you gain confidence and knowledge as your pregnancy progresses. The FitMama™ Method will guide you through the physiological changes of pregnancy, the choices you can make during labour and delivery, and how to ensure a full and swift recovery. You won’t need complicated equipment and you can perform the exercises in the privacy of your own home.
The FitMama™ Method includes advice to the expectant dad and many ‘what you should know’ tips from previous FitMama™ programme participants.
“A brilliant, no-nonsense resource for women looking for advice on staying active throughout their pregnancies.”
“Aims to help pregnant women and new mums look after their bodies… Easy to read and reassuring… An excellent way to be informed.”
‘Parents In Touch’
“This useful book provides pregnant women with the tools to understand their bodies, exercises for how to keep fit during pregnancy and outlines how being fit and active during pregnancy can aid a better delivery experience.”
‘The Green Parent’
“Easy-to-follow workouts, suitable for all trimesters… Offers tools and techniques for labour and post-birth, too.”