Teaching physical skills for the childbearing year


    • Brayshaw, Eileen
    • Wright, Pauline


Teaching physical skills for the childbearing year

Eileen Brayshaw & Pauline Wright

Books for Midwives Press, c1994

  • : pbk

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Includes bibliographical references and index



This is a review of functional anatomy, physical and physiological changes during pregnancy and labour and puerperium. General and specific exercises for both ante- and post-natal periods and exercises are explained and illustrated to enable the midwife to teach her client correct coping strategies for pregnancy, labour and puerperium. Particular attention is paid to back care before and after pregnancy. Chapters on other methods of keeping fit during pregnancy include aquanatal classes, yoga and movement to music as well as a survey of the clientele needing preparation for parenthood.


  • Introduction: Preface and History
  • Pelvic Anatomy
  • Physiological changes and minor physical problems in pregnancy
  • Antenatal exercises and advice
  • Stress and relaxation
  • Coping strategies for labour
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulations (TENS)
  • Physiological changes and physical problems in the puerperium
  • Postnatal exercises and advice
  • Teaching exercises
  • Programme planning for physical skills
  • Alternative approaches to fitness
  • Appendix
  • Index.

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