October 9, 2009 in Medical (E)
[prMac.com] Bethesda, MD - Pilates for Pregnancy exercise app shows benefits in the birth weight of newborns. In the October issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Norwegian researchers found that the odds of delivering a too big baby dropped as much as 28% in women who exercised regularly. A heavier birth weight poses risks to both the baby and the mother. If a baby weighs more than 8.8 lbs, the risks run from delivery problems, c-sections, postpartum hemorrage and low apgar scores all increase. Larger babies also have an increased risk of obesity later in life according to the researchers.
The Pilates for Pregnancy exercise iphone app is based on the top ratedPrenatal Pilates DVDand the "Pilates and Pregnancy Workbook". This not only gives modified Pilates exercises for every trimester of your pregnancy but it is also a complete pregnancy planner. It includes checklists for a healthy pregnancy, notes pages with questions to help you keep track of everything going on during this exciting time as well as a pregnancy photo album! Store your sonogram pictures as well as pictures of your growing belly and anything else related to your pregnancy as you create your own digital photo album.
"Prenatal Pilates is the #1 pregnancy exercise video" Real Simple Magazine.
"... a godsend for the expectant mother ..."- Drs. Powers and BerginOB/GYNs.
"Exercise should be encouraged for everyone who's healthy enough to do it. Exercise shouldn't be discontinued because you are pregnant ... women who exercise are less likely to have preterm deliveries" - Dr. Steven Allen, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas.
This application features a multitude of pregnancy exercises based on the users time constraints or individual body part that they wish to focus on. The pregnant user can workout safely in 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes. These applications are broken into three different trimesters to adapt to the changing needs of each trimester during pregnancy. Clear descriptions of the workouts and the benefits of each exercise are included.
ThePilates for Pregnancy exercise appallows you to:
* Exercise based on the needs of each trimester
* Get timed workouts to fit your schedule or energy level
* Choose a particular body part to focus on
* Take pregnancy notes
* Store pregnancy pictures
* Look up a To-Do list for each trimester
iPhone or 2nd Generation iPod Touch 2.2.1 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Start your healthy pregnancy with a limited time sale price of $1.99 (USD) for the Pilates for Pregnancy First Trimester App normally priced at $4.99. Available on the App Store in the Healthcare and Fitness category.
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