Although Beth is nearly 3, I still jumped at the chance to review The 3-Plan Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Plan book, Bump2Mum website and PregnancyFit 250 iPhone app.
Exercise During Pregnancy – Bump2Mum Website
The Bump2Mum Fitness website is fresh, clean and really easy to navigate and covers everything you need to know about exercise during pregnancy.
It’s really easy to find exercises that are suitable for you depending on where you are in your pregnancy or how long ago you had your baby. For each stage it gives a summary of how you may be feeling and some safety tips and example exercises. You can also download your exercise journal for example to keep track of your exercises.
The website and book author Lucie Brand comes across as being passionate about helping mums keep fit in pregnancy and little things like being open to hear from mums about what information they would like to see on her site is just one way that her passion shines through.
Exercise During Pregnancy – PregFit 250 iPhone App
In the same way the website is crisp, clean and concise so is the PregnancyFit 250 iPhone app. The app offers daily tips, myth busters, ability to browse tips, and view tips by topic: body and ailments, exercise, diet and nutrition, staying sane and lifestyle and practical.
Exercise During Pregnancy – The 3 Plan Book
The 3-Plan Your Complete Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Plan book is mainly focused on exercise during pregnancy but does cover diet in so much as a guide on making good choices rather than a “diet”. It also includes useful information such as approximate calorie guidelines during and after pregnancy and if you are / are not breastfeeding.
The exercises offer alternatives to make them easier or harder. I also like that they are split by pregnancy trimesters (including safety tips), as well as The New Body Plan, split by postpartum weeks. The pictures are of real mums doing the exercises and are split by:
- Resistance (exercises by body area)
- Extras (pelvic floor, bum and ab squeezes)
There is a journal at the back of the book (also downloadable from the website) to use to track the exercises you do.
Where to buy:
The 3-Plan Your Complete Pregnancy & Postnatal Exercise Plan is available to purchase through Amazon as paperback or kindle version:
3-Plan Your Complete Pregnancy & Postnatal Exercise Plan – Paperback
3-Plan Your Complete Pregnancy & Postnatal Exercise Plan – Kindle