Fit & Healthy Pregnancy Guidelines for Swimming

Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy? It’s not just safe, it’s healthy and beneficial for mom and baby. Fit & Healthy Pregnancy dispels generations of old wives’ tales about exercise and pregnancy so active women can stay strong and in shape during pregnancy. Fit & Healthy Pregnancy from running coach Dr. Kristina Pinto and triathlete Rachel Kramer, MD goes beyond labor and delivery through the “fourth trimester,” helping new mothers return to fitness after they’ve had their babies. The book is now available in bookstores and online. Learn more at www.velopress.com/pregnancy.

Fit & Healthy Pregnancy reviews up-to-date research to show that exercise during pregnancy isn’t just safe, it’s ideal for health and wellness. Pinto and Kramer guide moms-to-be through each trimester, showing how their bodies, nutrition needs, and workouts will change. The authors cover the months following delivery, when women adapt to a new lifestyle that balances family, fitness, self, and perhaps a return to work. They offer smart guidance and tips on breastfeeding, sleep training, nutrition and hydration, weight loss, and how to transition back into workouts and training.

Fit & Healthy Pregnancy will help new mothers experience an easier, healthier pregnancy and a faster return to fitness after delivery.

Fit & Healthy Pregnancy includes

Fit and Healthy Pregnancy by Dr. Kristina Pinto and Rachel Kramer, MD* Trimester guides to body changes, nutrition and hydration, and emotional health
* Guidance on exercise, rest, body temperature, injury prevention
* Sport-specific guidelines and suggested workouts for running, swimming, and cycling
* Strength and flexibility exercises to reduce discomfort and chance of injury from exercise
* Tips on exercise gear that accommodates body changes for comfort and safety
* Symptoms of common pregnancy conditions and when to see a doctor
* Three chapters of expert guidance on returning to fitness after delivery

Fit & Healthy Pregnancy
How to Stay Strong and in Shape for You and Your Baby
Kristina Pinto, EdD with Rachel Kramer, MD
Paperback. 2-color interior with photographs and illustrations throughout.
7″ x 9″, 340 pp., $18.95, 9781934030967

Dr. Kristina Pinto received her Ed.D. in human development and psychology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a certified running coach, contributor to Runner’s World and Women’s Running magazines, and blogger for Athleta and Lululemon Athletica. Pinto is a marathoner and trail runner, completing 10 marathons and a 90km run in the Australian outback. She is mom to one son, who bikes next to her while she trains on their country roads north of Boston.

Rachel Kramer, MD completed her OB/GYN training with Honors at Yale University and has been in private practice outside Boston ever since.  Her medical interests include perimenopause, menopause, weight loss, nutrition, and fitness. She has appeared on the Today Show and  featured in the Boston Globe for her inspirational weight loss story. She has two sons and competes regularly in triathlon and distance running events.

VeloPress is the leading endurance sports publisher, producing the best-selling books on cycling, triathlon, and running to help beginners and committed athletes build fitness and achieve their goals. For more information, please visit www.velopress.com.

This is an unedited press release.

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