New mothers and health care practitioners alike will benefit from these postpartum exercise ideas. Photos depicting full-body stretching and strengthening workouts are complemented by helpful advice on tightening abdominal muscles; squeezing in workout time; spicing up routine exercises using an exercise ball; exercising with baby; and improving posture. Female "taboo" topics are boldly addressed, including urinary incontinence and cesarean and episiotomy scar tissue. Included are 18 unique workouts, 40 strengthening exercises, and 17 stretching exercises, many of which can be performed within 24 hours after giving birth. A flow chart helps users keep track of progress, and a glossary assists with medical terminology.
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