Your Best Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide To Easing The Aches, Pains, And Uncomfortable Side Effects During Each Stage Of by Jill HoefsYour Best Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide To Easing The Aches, Pains, And Uncomfortable Side Effects During Each Stage Of by Jill Hoefs

Your Best Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide To Easing The Aches, Pains, And Uncomfortable Side Effects…

byJill Hoefs, Denise JagrooEditorJill Hoefs

Paperback | October 23, 2014

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Have a safe, healthy,andcomfortable pregnancy.

Written by two physical therapists with over twenty years of combined experience helping women ease sore feet, aching backs, incessant peeing, and many other uncomfortable conditions,Your Best Pregnancyprovides simple solutions and easy exercises to help women feel their best from head to toe. Through detailed photographs, illustrations, and down-to-earth advice that is both medically substantiated as well as easy to understand, you will learn how to:

  • Treat the most uncomfortable symptoms during pregnancy, such as back and shoulder pain, bladder issues, night cramps, sciatica, swelling, and varicose veins.
  • Maintain a healthy pregnancy, even while on bed rest.
  • Correctly strengthen the pelvic floor and core to prevent diastasis recti.
  • Nurse, lift, and care for a baby (or babies) using proper body mechanics to avoid strain and injury.

Your Best Pregnancyis fun, interesting, and supportive. It feels like sitting down with a knowledgeable and trusted friend to talk about all the challenging and usually-not-discussed issues of pregnancy. We keep a copy at our practice to offer advice to patients.

âõMARC LEVIN, MD, FAMILY PHYSICIAN, MATERNITY CARE COORDINATOR, INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY HEALTH

"A must read if you're pregnant or just had a baby and wonder why your body feels the way it does!... A perfect go-to book for every pregnant woman, whether it's your first or fourth pregnancy.

âõSTACEY J. FUTTERMAN, PT, MPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, OWNER OF 5 POINT PHYSICAL THERAPY PLLC IN NEW YORK CITY

Your Best Pregnancyis like having two best friends on speed dial who just happen to also be physical therapists, and in Hoefs' case, an experienced mom. They give new and professional mothers the scoop on all things health, with an approachable helping of medical knowledge and a touch of sass.

âõLESLIE GOLDMAN, MPH, WOMEN'S HEALTH WRITER, LESLIEGOLDMANWRITES.COM

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treats pelvic, obstetric, and orthopedic dysfunctions at her practice in New York City. Jagroo lectures nationally and offers workshops on pregnancy, postpartum, and pelvic health.is a certified physical therapist and owner of Body Align Physical Therapy with locations in New York City and Summit, NJ. with special interests in ergonomi...
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Title:Your Best Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide To Easing The Aches, Pains, And Uncomfortable Side Effects…Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 23, 2014Publisher:Demos (Trade)Language:English

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Table of Contents

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Contents

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Introduction

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1++â +Ouch! What Is Happening to My Body? Help!

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+â +â +âBack Pain

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+â +â +â +â +â +âLower Back Pain

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+â +â +â +â +â +âUpper Back and Shoulder Pain

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+â +â +âBladder Issues

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+â +â +âCarpal Tunnel Syndrome

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+â +â +âConstipation

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+â +â +âHeel and Bottom of Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

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+â +â +âLightheadedness

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+â +â +âLower Abdominal/Groin Pain (Round Ligament Pain)

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+â +â +âNight Cramps

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+â +â +âPelvic Pain

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+â +â +âPubic Symphysis Pain/Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

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+â +â +âSacroiliac Pain

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+â +â +âSciatica

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+â +â +âSeparated Abdominal Muscles (Diastasis Recti)

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+â +â +âShortness of Breath

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+â +â +âSleeping Pains

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+â +â +âSwelling

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+â +â +âTailbone Pain (Coccyx Pain)

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+â +â +âVaricose Veins

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+â +â +âAdditional Help from Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

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2++â +It's Not Time to Put Your Gym Membership on Hold

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  1. "Don't Exercise, You Will Hurt the Baby!
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  3. "If You Have Pain While Exercising during the Beginning of Your Pregnancy, Stop Everything Because It's Only Going to Get Worse.
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  5. "Don't Let Your Heart Rate Get Higher than 140 Beats Per Minute When Exercising. And Don't Exercise for More than 15 Minutes.
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  7. "It's Not Safe to Ride a Bike after Your First Trimester.
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  9. "Too Much Exercise Will Take Nutrients Away from Your Baby.
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  11. "If You Never Exercised before Pregnancy, Don't Start Now.
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  13. "Avoid All Forms of Prenatal Yoga.
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  15. "You Shouldn't Stretch during Pregnancy. Your Joints Are Too Loose.
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  17. "Running Is Too Jarring for the Baby
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  19. "Don't Lift That, It's Too Heavy.
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  21. "You Should Be Able to Maintain a Conversation While Exercising.
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  23. "Drinking Eight Glasses of Water Is Enough, Even When You Exercise.
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3++â +Help for the Pelvic Floor

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+â +â +âWhat's a Kegel?

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+â +â +âPregnancy and the Pelvic Floor

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+â +â +âHow to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

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4++â +Between the Sheets during Your Pregnancy

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+â +â +âOrgasms Will Help My Pregnancy?

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+â +â +âPelvic Rest

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5++â +Bed Rest: Survival Tips

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+â +â +âWho Is on Bed Rest?

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+â +â +âWhat Is Bed Rest?

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+â +â +âIs Bed Rest Necessary?

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+â +â +âThe Emotional Toll

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+â +â +âLet's Get Physical

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6++â +Planning for Labor and Delivery

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+â +â +âPerineal Massage

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+â +â +âBirthing Positions

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+â +â +âRelaxing the Pelvic Floor during Delivery

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+â +â +âLabor

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7++â +Safe and Helpful Ways to Take Care of Your Newborn(s)

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+â +â +âLifting

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+â +â +âBreastfeeding or Bottle Feeding

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+â +â +âCarrying

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+â +â +âFor Moms Taking Care of Twins

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+â +â +âWhen Carrying the Infant Carrier(s)

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8++â +Taking Care of the Postpartum Mama

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+â +â +âThe Postpartum Check-Up

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+â +â +âPelvic Floor Strengthening

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+â +â +âWork Those Abs

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+â +â +âPosture in the Office

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+â +â +âSex? Now? Didn't You See What I Just PushedOutof There??

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+â +â +âThe Baby Came Out Already, Why Does My Pelvis Still Hurt?

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Conclusion

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Notes

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Acknowledgments

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Index

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