NEW! Chapter on Exercise by Marissa Brooks, MS, PT
Mary Ann McCanns award winning book, Days In Waiting: A Guide to Surviving Pregnancy Bedrest, is an invaluable handbook for women undergoing bedrest during pregnancy. Women will benefit from the insight McCann gained as she successfully endured both an at-home as well as extended hospital bedrest. While offering advice on dealing with children, managing outside employment, and finances, McCann candidly reflects on the personal losses associated with a bedrest pregnancy and offers practical suggestions on working with medical caregivers.
This second edition of the book includes a chapter on exercise written by Marissa Brooks, MS, PT. While bedrest and exercise do not seem compatible, exercise can be as simple as deep breathing. With a physicians approval, bed exercises can be appropriate and valuable for maintaining strength, preventing atrophy of muscles, and staying emotionally healthy. Brooks is a licensed Physical Therapist, and a pre/postnatal group exercise instructor. She is the founder of the "Bouncing Back with Baby" mom and baby programs and instructor training seminars, and author of Bouncing Back with Baby: An Exercise Guide for Moms and Babies....Continua