A GUIDE TO WORKING OUT WHILE PREGNANT
A MEMOIR: DELIVERY ROOM DRAMAS
Are you pregnant?
Are you looking for ways to bring good health to your unborn child?
Then look no further.
Prenatal Strength will guide you throughout the questions of,
“How do I workout while I’m pregnant?”
Being active during your pregnancy is key to having a healthy, energetic and
successful pre- and post- pregnancy experience.
Prenatal Strength is a must have pregnancy book! It will help you navigate working out through each trimester to better your pregnancy experience. Learn what weights to use, how many reps and sets. Giving you guidelines such as cautions, heart rate monitoring and proper nutrition.
“Jessica is an excellent patient to provide care for! She has an extensive amount of knowledge & experience in this area. It is motivating & encouraging to see how even a busy mom can continue to incorporate exercise & health into a busy schedule. This is a wonderful resource for pregnant women!”
Joanne Lim, M.D
Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Paperback available at Amazon
ebook by clicking the link below!
Follow this mother of five along her fitness
journeys throughout each pregnancy.
Discover how she did it, and what really works.
Fit and Fabulous!
Throughout each trimester learn how being strong can
improve your overall pregnancy outcome.
Explore the awesome benefits working out can have on this
amazing life changing event. Our bodies are awe-inspiring!
Is exercising okay for my baby? How much should I be lifting? How high should my heartrate be? How to maintain a healthy weight? How much water should I be drinking? And on and on….
Find out these answers and much more in PRENATAL STRENGTH
Join in the fun.
Strong body for two.
Before I became a mom, I became a registered dietitian. When pursuing a career as such there is naturally an underlying interest in food and physical activity and how these elements can be manipulated in order to promote health. That interest sparked way before I picked my career choice. With this in my backbone and armed with a with a good and sound diet, I felt it was important to keep exercising while pregnant and I did keep it up with all my 3 pregnancies. My doctor would often compliment me when I came in for prenatal visits saying how I always seemed so full of energy and always had a smile while many of his other patients moaned and groaned. I have to contribute this to my continued activity. The doctor was very sparse with recommendations as far as how much and what type of exercise would be better and I was more or less left to finding these answers on my own. “As long as it doesn’t hurt” was his general response. I was searching for information, not only on how to go about but also if this was something that was considered safe and recommended.
Jessica’s book gave answers to questions I always had wanted to ask during my times of pregnancy and confirmed the appropriateness of my practices. She shares personal stories, which makes a great addition to the facts and shows that this is more about a lifestyle than anything else. Her writing style shines with compassion and enthusiasm and it would have been so great to have had this book with me throughout my own journey of becoming a mom. We are all individuals and what works for some may not work for others but with the varieties and options as far as workouts that Jessica has included in the book, there is something for anyone looking to keep active before, during and after pregnancy no matter what your initial fitness level is. I guarantee she will inspire you to keep it up even long after pregnancies. What a great thing to pass down to your children.
Asa K. House RD, LDN
- 1st trimester – increase 150 calories per day, should only gain a few pounds during this trimester.
- 2nd trimester – increase 150-300 calories per day, weight gain around 3-4 pounds per month.
- 3rd trimester – increase 300 calories per day, weight gain 3-4 pounds per month.
Find encouragement and support in the pages of Prenatal Strength.
Discover fun and fitness with friends and hubby’s!
Inside Prenatal Strength you will find a detailed kettlebell description manual.
Presenting more than 20 different exercises. Each description includes
proper technique, photos, and common mistakes.
As the name implies, the straight leg deadlift is done with the knees straight. It is a deadlift variation that takes the quadriceps out of the exercise placing a greater emphasis on the hamstrings and back. It requires some flexibility to perform properly, but it may also help improve flexibility as well. This is a great way to deadlift when you have maxed out on what you have available and you’re ready for a heavier weight.
- Starting with the weight too far out.
- Rounding the back.
- Shrugging the shoulders.
- Bending the arms.
- Not keeping a neutral neck.
- Not fully extending the hips and knees at lockout.
Discover new ways to helping your body feel good during pregnancy. Learn the amazing benefits of stretching and exercise.
Included in Prenatal Strength are my Delivery Room Dramas,
a memoir of my journeys throughout each pregnancy.
Makes you laugh and cry, a real eye opener.
Postpartum: Getting it done with kids
Discovery the best exercises to lose those extra pounds and strength your body again.
Meet my crew…
Find new an exciting ways to keeping exercise fun and fresh. Get great ideas on family fitness and getting back to your workouts postpartum.
I met Jessica at a friend’s party when I was 22 years old. She was 20 at the time and the first thing she ever said to me was “Hey dude, your fly is down.” It wasn’t a love at first sight beginning by any stretch of the imagination. I thought she was sweet on my friend who I came with. She doesn’t even really remember these events.
I’ve also seen what happens when you don’t strength train and that is a worse fate than the people who overdo it. Imagine being trapped in a body that doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to; to be held captive by low energy and be unable stand, walk or play with your grandchildren. There is a not so fine line that separates too much exercise and not enough, but one thing is for certain is that strength cannot be separated from health. It is not possible to have one without the other.
What is the one thing that you hope for your unborn child? It is for them to be healthy. Regardless of gender, as parents, we want healthy babies. It helps greatly when the mother is healthy and strong.
In this book, my wife has detailed her fitness journey through her pregnancies in a way that I couldn’t be more proud of her. This is a piece of work over 10 years in the making. I have learned more about what she went through for 5 children and 4 pregnancies than I ever knew. Her memoirs offer a glimpse into her mind that I never understood until now. It’s interesting the different perspectives that we had during these major life events. If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, I feel like I’ve been to Venus and learned some of the language.
The fitness information contained in this book will benefit any woman; prenatal or postpartum, and the kettlebell will offer a lifetime of convenient use for those days that you don’t have the time or energy to get to the gym. It is our hope that you and your family grow strong with this book serving as a guide during this developmental time in your life.
In health and strength,
Order your copy of PRENATAL STRENGTH today!
Live happier, healthier and stronger, for you and your baby!
“This book has been a dream of mine for a few years now. When I was first pregnant and looking for advice on kettlebell training while pregnant, I could hardly find anything. I wanted other women, who share the joy of kettlebells, to be confident in their training and know that exercise is great, especially when you’re pregnant. “
Family fitness is exciting at our house. Whether lifting, boxing,
jogging, or just hanging around we are all have fun.
In Prenatal Strength, gain insight into the many great
ways to have quality time with your family!
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