Faraone and Weis deliver a thoughtful and comprehensive go-to for athletic women considering pregnancy, but also for women of any age for whom sport is a way of life. Backed by the latest research, as well as experiential input from competitive and non-competitive female athletes, the book fills a long-standing void, providing accessible, informed guidelines on what to expect from training and pre-conception, through every stage of pregnancy to re-entering sport as a new mom. “The Athletic Mom-To-Be” is an invaluable resource for women everywhere.
Suzanne Zelazo, PhD, Managing Editor Triathlon Magazine Canada, Professional Triathlete
A thorough, easy to read guide that covers a complete range of topics, and addresses the many questions that trying -to -get -pregnant/pregnant athletes often have. Sidebar anecdotes offer real life athlete perspectives. The book offers excellent multidisciplinary information that is current and evidence based, and provides guidance on when to seek healthcare professional input.
Dr. Brenda Steinnagel, MD, CCFP, FCFP
I wish I had this book when I was pregnant! As a runner, I struggled with not knowing how much activity was acceptable during my pregnancies. No one talked to me about how helpful it would have been to work on my core strength and my pelvic muscles. The book provides pertinent information, answering questions that some moms are reluctant to discuss with even their care provider. As a physician, I now have a reference for my active/athletic pregnant patients. I love the fact that this book is scientifically based yet presented in such a personal manner, with anecdotes from athletic moms.
Dr. Darlene Newnham, BScN, BA Psych, MD, CCFP