The Female Pelvis by Blandine Calais-Germain
The female pelvis and its contents are an underappreciated region of the
anatomy. Important not only for sexuality, they are also central to the
processes of childbirth and elimination.
The Female Pelvis was written for women to use over the course of their
lives, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and its aftermath. Its
purpose is to help women become more familiar with the pelvis and its related
structures, and how to keep them healthy and fit.
The book begins with a description of the functional anatomy of the pelvis, and
how it responds to pregnancy and childbirth. This is followed by a series of
specific exercises, initially for self-discovery, and then to increase the
flexibility, strength, and coordination of each of the pelvic functions. The
book concludes with some guidelines which focus on the pelvis during different
phases of a woman's life.
The Female Pelvis was designed to make the subject of the pelvis
understandable to all women. Anatomically correct, the language of the text is
clear and concise. Over 250 drawings illustrate every important aspect of pelvic
anatomy, and show the reader how to perform simple exercises to keep the pelvis
and its related structures fit.
A "must have" book for anyone working in the field of maternal health.