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The Pilates Bookshelf: Top Pregnancy Resources

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Pilates and Pregnancy Books

Pre- and postnatal fitness expert Debbi Goodman, MSPT, has assembled a great list of books and Websites where you can learn more about how exercise and Pilates relate to pregnancy. It was meant to accompany her article Pilates and Pregnancy: Safe Ab Exercises, but it’s such a great collection of resources, that we didn’t want it to get buried.

If you’ve been wanting to learn more about maternal fitness for your clients or yourself, here’s a great place to start.

Recommended Books

Pilates Workbook for Pregnancy by Michael King & Yolande Green

Matenal Fitness: Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy, an Easier Labor, and a Quick Recovery by Julie Tupler, RN

Exercising Through Your Pregnancy by James Clapp

What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Murkoff, Eisenberg, & Hathaway

All books written by Elizabeth Noble, PT, such as

Essential Exercises for the Childbearing Year and Having Twins and More

All books written by Ina May Gaskin, such as Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth and Spiritual Midwifery

How To Raise Children Without Breaking Your Back: A Body Manual for New Mothers and the Parents of Small Children by Alex Pirie and Hollis Herman, MS, PT, OCS

Exercise in Pregnancy, editors Raul Artal, MD & Robert Wiswell, Phd

All books written by Penny Simpkin

Recommended Websites



Pilates and Pregnancy: Safe Ab Exercises by Debbi Goodman
Restoring the Floor While Integrating the Core: 6 Essential Moves for Postpartum Health, by Dawn-Marie Ickes
Studio Profile: Centered
What’s Your Favorite Anatomy Book?

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Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 07:40PM by Registered CommenterAmy Leibrock in , , , | Comments1 Comment

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Interesting recommendations! From this list, I only have read "What To Expect When You're Expecting". I discovered from my last pregnancy that maternal fitness is very important that it should be observed by any expectant mom.

Shirley Grace

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Grace

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