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Description - Fit Pregnancy For Dummies by Catherine Cram

The expectant mother's guide to safe and healthy exercise Fit Pregnancy For Dummies shows women the basics of exercising while pregnant and guides them step by step through fun, healthy workout routines that they can continue and modify through each trimester. From fitness walking, running, swimming, water aerobics, and yoga to low-impact aerobics, biking, and weight training, it explains which sports and activities are well suited to pregnancy - and which should be avoided. It also offers advice on staying fit after giving birth, finding time for exercise and motherhood, and getting the family involved in the quest for fitness. Catherine Cram, MS (Middleton, WI), is an exercise physiologist with her own company, Comprehensive Fitness Consulting, LLC, that specializes in providing maternal fitness programs to hospitals and health organizations. Tere Stouffer Drenth (Charlevoix, MI) is the author of Marathon Training For Dummies (0-7645-2510-7).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764558290
ISBN-10: 0764558293
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 187mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Catherine Cram

Catherine Cram is an exercise physiologist who specializes in prenatal and postpartum fitness. Her consulting company, Comprehensive Fitness Consulting, LLC, provides maternal fitness certificate training courses for health and fitness professionals. She's an expert advisor to and writes for Baby Years, Pregnancy, Women's Health and Fitness, and Catherine has been featured in prenatal fitness articles for Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, Glamour, Babytalk, and The American Journal of Medicine and Sports, and is a contributing author of Women's Health Care in Physical Therapy: Principles and Practices for Rehabilitation Specialists (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). You can contact her at Tere Stouffer Drenth is both a full-time writer and a semiprofessional runner who works, trains, hikes, and lives in northern Michigan. A former crosscountry All-American, Tere (which rhymes with Mary) writes about fitness and the outdoors in the hope that people of all ages and backgrounds will challenge themselves physically and reap the many rewards of exercise. She is the author of Marathon Training For Dummies (Wiley) and several other books. You can reach her at