Now you can regain control of your body and prepare for the rigors of childbirth with The Everything Pregnancy Fitness Book. Recent studies indicate that exercise during pregnancy can alleviate discomfort, increase energy levels, speed labor, and reduce the risk of complications. The Everything Pregnancy Fitness Book walks you through specially tailored exercises for toning and strengthening legs, arms, abdominal muscles, and the lower back-the parts of the body most affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Also included are tips and expert advice for creating a safe fitness plan for each trimester, dealing with the strains of pregnancy, and relieving stress. The Everything Pregnancy Fitness Book shows you how to: Assess your exercise needs and abilities; Exercise safely and avoid injury; Establish a routine for walking, swimming, yoga, and aerobic activity; Create a program that enables you to lose weight quickly after your baby is born The Everything Pregnancy Fitness Book provides risk-free workouts to promote good health and well-being before, during, and after delivery.