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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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49. Use it or lose it!

It’s not easy getting back into shape after childbirth, but it is possible. Learn the importance of Kegel exercises, and the joys of exercising with your baby.

Getting back into shape after having a baby is really hard – you are just too exhausted most of the time.

Even if you usually shy away from the very concept of exercise, it might be worth reconsidering your attitude after you’ve given birth. Apart from improving your self-esteem – a worthy end in itself – exercise will give you more energy for the stresses and strains motherhood throws at you. It will also improve your long-term health.

The first thing to think about as you embark on a fitness regime is to set yourself realistic goals. If your expectations are ...

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