Wondering when you'll drop those post-pregnancy pounds?by Kristen Mucci-Mosier
"I can't believe you just had a baby!"
How many times have you heard someone (and perhaps that someone is you) voice those words after seeing a new mom just weeks after she has given birth. Magic, we think - those pounds just slip off. Is this a realistic expectation? Celebrity trainer Tracey Anderson doesn't help the cause, as she shares in a recent interview that she lost her post-baby extra weight in just six weeks, and she believes that's realistic for most women.
Here's the real scoop about what's happening six weeks after labor:
Your body is just beginning to recover from the arrival of your baby. In fact, your uterus is only now returning to its pre-pregnancy size, and your abdominal muscles, which have been rather lax, are now regaining some of their tone.
Other elements of the body's healing process just after labor: The perineum, the area between your vagina and rectum, will likely needRead More »from The Real Scoop on Dropping Post-Pregnancy Pounds