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    How Long Till I Get My Body Back After Delivery?

    You worked out consistently throughout pregnancy, stuck to a healthy diet, and did the hard work of delivery, so what now? What can you do to expedite healing and recovery so that you look and feel like your pre-pregnancy self? How long will it take? Women typically bleed for four to six weeks after a vaginal delivery and the uterus takes the same amount of time to contract back to normal size. C-section deliveries can take about four weeks to heal at the external incision, though the scar may take up to six months to fully mature. Some women experience birth trauma, whether physical, emotional, or both. Though it is easy…

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    Fitness,  Pregnancy,  Self-Care

    Challenges Of The Postnatal Woman

    The majority of women will end up giving birth at some point in their life. Because pregnancy and delivery are so common, they aren’t often thought of as an extraordinary experience or accomplishment. Birthing a baby is a major physical event. With this awesome experience comes challenges and changes and the extent of these are directly impacted by the woman’s lifestyle choices and self-care routine. After delivery, there is a period of recovery that should include rest and strengthening of stretched and damaged muscles and connective tissue. If a new mom neglects caring for her body (although easily argued that she can’t or doesn’t have time), this can create muscle imbalances,…

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    Mind

    Diets Suck!

    When most of us sign up for a new diet or exercise routine that promises losing ten or more pounds, we get excited and think it will work this time, even though nothing much has changed since the last time you purchased a weight loss program. The problem is that many weight loss programs are marketed and sold as temporary or quick fix solutions. If you reach, or get close to reaching, your goal weight, the carrot is yours. This is the most dangerous time though; many people begin putting weight back on once they have reached their goal weight. This is particularly true if the diet was highly restrictive…