Denise Austin, popular television fitness celebrity and exercise-video leader, is also the mother of two little girls. She stayed in shape through her pregnancies, keeping meticulous records of how she did it, and she wants you to understand that you can, too. Denise Austin's Ultimate Pregnancy Book
describes how to stay fit and healthy through each trimester, and how to bounce back after the baby is born. Austin includes health tips, nutritional information, an exercise routine appropriate for each trimester (including how to modify your favorite exercise choices), recipes, sample menus, weight advice, and beauty tips. After the baby is born, Austin shows you how to get back into shape, including how soon to start exercising and how to lose your baby fat, especially in the abdomen (with clothing tips to disguise the problem in the meantime). Austin gives tips on getting rest, breast-feeding, and enhancing your body's healing. The book is personal and friendly, as if Austin is your pal who is sharing her stories (including morning sickness in the first trimester and her shock at seeing her "mushy tummy" after delivery) and advice with you. --Joan Price
Chicago Tribune Denise Austin probably could motivate a statue. Her nonstop encouragement and exercise expertise form the perfect combination.