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How to have a healthier pregnancy: Tips for moms-to-be

Author Payal Gidwani Tiwari’s third book, Own the Bump, offers advice, explanations and exercises for each trimester.

books Updated: Dec 03, 2017 09:15 IST
Rhythma Kaul
Rhythma Kaul
Hindustan Times
Yoga,Book review,Pregnancy
Own the Bump focuses on maintaining a healthy body weight and building physical and mental stamina.
Own the Bump
  • Author: Payal Gidwani Tiwari
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Cost: Rs 224 (Paperback)

Own the Bump is fitness and yoga expert Payal Gidwani Tiwari’s third book.

As the name suggests, it prepares a mother-to-be for the changes she is likely to experience in her body during the course of her pregnancy.

Tiwari’s book is written for the urban Indian woman of today, living in a nuclear family, juggling work and home, and trying to live healthily and ward off lifestyles conditions.

From pre-pregnancy to post-natal care, Gidwani uses her knowledge of yoga to offer essential advice on caring for oneself before, during and after the birth of a child.

There are quick workout sessions that can be done in short bursts and fitted into a busy day. There are easy asanas prescribed too.

The book focuses not only on maintaining a healthy body weight but also on enhancing flexibility and mental strength.

It offers combinations of exercises that can be performed by a pregnant woman, and a very substantial guide to yoga for pregnancy. It tracks developments that the mother-to-be is likely to have questions about at each stage, from the first through the third trimesters.

Tiwari’s previous books were Body Goddess: The Complete Guide on Yoga for Women, and From XL to XS. Her latest is scheduled for a December 13 release; it can be pre-booked online.

First Published: Dec 02, 2017 19:30 IST