From Publishers Weekly
A mummy tummy is the "unsightly bulge," also known as diastasis, caused by the separation of the outermost abdominal muscles during pregnancy. But it isn't permanent, says R.N., personal trainer, fitness instructor and childbirth educator Tupler. By following her technique, she says, the post-childbirth mom can eliminate her mummy tummy and have a tighter, flatter stomach; a smaller waistline; a reduction or elimination of back pain; the ability to safely lift her baby and heavy objects; more energy and better posture. Tupler backs up her advice with anatomical explanations and then details her technique. Throughout, she debunks myths about pregnant women and physical activity, and retains a cheery attitude. The exercises are accompanied by helpful drawings and photos (and if that isn't enough, readers can spring for Tupler's companion video and DVD). This helpful, realistic book would be the perfect gift for any fitness-conscious new mom.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
"A great resource for any woman seeking to flatten her stomach after childbirth." -- Curled Up With a Good Book 1/26/05
"Plenty of photos and an easy to follow text." -- Bookviews.com
"These exercises offer a gentle beginning to your road back to your pre-pregnancy figure." -- Babyzone.com
"Tupler has helped thousands of moms...[Her] exercise program...works if you've just given birth or had your baby decades ago." -- ePregnancy July/August 2005
"[Tupler is] one of the city's top exercise gurus." -- New York Magazine