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She Has a Nice Body…for a Mom

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 New Mom Fitness 1 May 2010

 

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About two months after my first son was born, I went to a school reunion. A guy I had gone to both grade school and high school with gave me one of the most back-handed compliments I have ever received. “You look so different,” he said, looking me …

Say Bye-Bye Baby Belly – Hello Mommy on the Move

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 New Mom Fitness 1 March 2010

By Jillian Moriarty, MSPT
Baby Belly . . .Mummy Tummy. . . Saddle Bags. . .Trunk Junk . . . whatever it’s called, most post-natal mommies agree that they want to get rid of it fast! Heck, I’ve been there myself. I have two little kiddos. I know what it’s like …

Have a Look, Everyone Else Has—Your Postpartum Checkup

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 New Mom Health 1 March 2010

An excerpt from Crib Notes:

Embarrassment is one thing that won’t faze you. Having abandoned your modest nature somewhere amid the doctor’s appointments, and having left all shreds of dignity in the delivery room, you won’t even blink when your doctor or nurse comes in to check your episiotomy stitches or …

Factors Affecting Weight Loss: Weight Loss is more complicated than calories in vs. calories out!

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 New Mom Fitness 1 February 2010

By Darline Turner-Lee
As new moms we love our babies. However, we are often less in love with our post pregnancy bodies. That once round, firm belly is replaced with a much softer, smaller mound that adamantly resists folding quietly into our favorite jeans. Most new moms I speak with are …

Breastfeeding after a C-Section

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 New Mom Health 1 February 2010

By Elizabeth McGee
After your baby is born and you hear the first furious wail, you yearn nothing more than to have the baby brought to you for feeding …right that instant.
Unfortunately for moms who just had a c-section, breastfeeding is not always instantaneous. Don’t be surprised that, despite your protests, …

Has Your Love Life Stagnated Since the Kids Were Born?

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 New Mom Happiness 1 February 2010

By Candi Wingate
Do you find yourself struggling to find time for yourself and husband? You know, before long work hours and three kids drained you of energy and made you more of a worker bee than a sexual being.
Or how about those romantic weekend get-aways, just the two of you? …

Postpartum Belly Buster

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 New Mom Fitness 1 January 2010

By Helene Byrne
Many new moms assume that they need to do crunches and sit-ups, lots of them, to firm up their mummy-tummies. But in reality, these types of exercises actually do more harm than good in the initial postpartum period.
The problem with exercises like crunches and oblique curls, is that …

Worth the Weight: Weight Management Tips For New Moms

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By Darline Turner-Lee
I’ve been working with women for over 10 years and exclusively with pregnant women for the past 7 years. I love working with pregnant women, especially first time moms. Their excitement is so apparent it’s nearly palpable. It’s such an honor and a pleasure to be allowed to …

Order Out of Chaos: How being felled by the flu helped me to help others care for my children

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 New Mom Health 1 January 2010

By Darline Turner-Lee
A couple of years ago I was felled by a serious case of the flu. You know the kind that I’m talking about; my head was so congested and heavy that I could not lift it off the pillow. Every fiber of my body ached, from my eyebrows …

Combat the Baby Fat: Prepping for a Postpartum Exercise Regimen

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 New Mom Fitness 1 December 2009

By Heather Lopez
If you are like most women, you gained a few pounds from pregnancy that are still with you now. If you are considering an exercise regimen, most doctors recommend that you return or start exercising when you feel up to it. As in pregnancy, walking, swimming, and aerobic …

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