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.Updated: Dec 03, 2017 09:15 IST
- 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.