To accommodate your growing baby, your stomach muscles will have stretched by around 60cm during pregnancy. Whilst this will have gone down considerably by the time you’ve given birth, your muscles still have a lot of work to do to regain their tone
muscles can become weakened during pregnancy, causing post-birth complications such as stress incontinence. Become an expert at pelvic floor exercises before the birth, says midwife Sharon. Ask your midwife to show you how, and try to do six sets a day
, bones and muscles. It also stimulates mood-enhancing hormones. Meanwhile, exercise releases more happy hormones.
of pregnancy and giving birth, but rest assured it is usually temporary problem.Post birth urinary stress incontinence is an involuntary leak of urine when you laugh, sneeze, cough or exercise and happens when the pelvic floor and vaginal muscles are stretched
It has been reported that Victoria Beckham, who gave birth to her first daughter in July, has been left weakened by a slipped disk, which supposedly became aggravated, during her C-Section operation. A source close to Victoria recently told
It's normal to feel a bit down after the birth of your baby, particularly two to four days after the birth. Many women get a touch of the baby blues. Doctors suggest this may be brought on by sudden changes in hormone levels. You may feel very