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Your Best Pregnancy

The Ultimate Guide to Easing the Aches, Pains, and Uncomfortable Side Effects During Each Stage of Your Pregnancy
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Have a safe, healthy, and comfortable 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 Pregnancy provides 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 Pregnancy is 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.

√õMARC 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.

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

Your Best Pregnancy is 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.

√õLESLIE GOLDMAN, MPH, WOMEN'S HEALTH WRITER, LESLIEGOLDMANWRITES.COM

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Product Details

  • Publication Date October 23, 2014
  • Page Count 240
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303618

About The Author(s)

Denise Jagroo PT, DPT, MTC, WCS

Denise Jagroo, PT, DPT, MTC, WCS, is a physical therapist certified pelvic physical therapy and manual therapy, and is one of 150 Board Certified Women’s Health specialists in the country. She established the pelvic rehabilitation clinic at the Manhattan Veteran’s Hospital and is in private practice in Manhattan and Staten Island. Dr. Jagroo speaks about pelvic health in lectures and conferences around the country. DrJagroo.com

Jill Hoefs MPT

Jill Hoefs, MPT, is a certified physical therapist with special interests in ergonomics, sports medicine, and women’s health. She is also a licensed instructor in the Tupler Technique, a non-surgical program to help restore the abdominal wall after pregnancy, surgery, or rapid weight gain. Dr. Hoefs is the founder of Body Align Physical Therapy in Manhattan. BodyAlignPT.com

Table of Contents

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Contents

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Introduction

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1†††Ouch! What Is Happening to My Body? Help!

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††††††Back Pain

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††††††††††††Lower Back Pain

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††††††††††††Upper Back and Shoulder Pain

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††††††Bladder Issues

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††††††Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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††††††Constipation

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††††††Heel and Bottom of Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

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††††††Lightheadedness

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††††††Lower Abdominal/Groin Pain (Round Ligament Pain)

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††††††Night Cramps

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††††††Pelvic Pain

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††††††Pubic Symphysis Pain/Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

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††††††Sacroiliac Pain

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††††††Sciatica

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††††††Separated Abdominal Muscles (Diastasis Recti)

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††††††Shortness of Breath

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††††††Sleeping Pains

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††††††Swelling

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††††††Tailbone Pain (Coccyx Pain)

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††††††Varicose Veins

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††††††Additional Help from Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

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

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  1. ""Don't Exercise, You Will Hurt the Baby!
  2. ;
  3. ""If You Have Pain While Exercising during the Beginning of Your Pregnancy, Stop Everything Because It's Only Going to Get Worse.
  4. ;
  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.
  6. ;
  7. ""It's Not Safe to Ride a Bike after Your First Trimester.
  8. ;
  9. ""Too Much Exercise Will Take Nutrients Away from Your Baby.
  10. ;
  11. ""If You Never Exercised before Pregnancy, Don't Start Now.
  12. ;
  13. ""Avoid All Forms of Prenatal Yoga.
  14. ;
  15. ""You Shouldn't Stretch during Pregnancy. Your Joints Are Too Loose.
  16. ;
  17. ""Running Is Too Jarring for the Baby
  18. ;
  19. ""Don't Lift That, It's Too Heavy.
  20. ;
  21. ""You Should Be Able to Maintain a Conversation While Exercising.
  22. ;
  23. ""Drinking Eight Glasses of Water Is Enough, Even When You Exercise.
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3†††Help for the Pelvic Floor

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††††††What's a Kegel?

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††††††Pregnancy and the Pelvic Floor

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††††††How to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

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4†††Between the Sheets during Your Pregnancy

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††††††Orgasms Will Help My Pregnancy?

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††††††Pelvic Rest

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5†††Bed Rest: Survival Tips

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††††††Who Is on Bed Rest?

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††††††What Is Bed Rest?

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††††††Is Bed Rest Necessary?

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††††††The Emotional Toll

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††††††Let's Get Physical

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6†††Planning for Labor and Delivery

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††††††Perineal Massage

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††††††Birthing Positions

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††††††Relaxing the Pelvic Floor during Delivery

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††††††Labor

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

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††††††Lifting

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††††††Breastfeeding or Bottle Feeding

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††††††Carrying

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††††††For Moms Taking Care of Twins

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††††††When Carrying the Infant Carrier(s)

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8†††Taking Care of the Postpartum Mama

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††††††The Postpartum Check-Up

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††††††Pelvic Floor Strengthening

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††††††Work Those Abs

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††††††Posture in the Office

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††††††Sex? Now? Didn't You See What I Just Pushed Out of There??

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††††††The 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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