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Revealed! How Long It Takes Mums To Shed Their Baby Weight – And Who Pressures Them

Section: New mum fitness

New mums have admitted exactly how much weight they put on during pregnancy and who is making them feel like they should lose it

It takes the average new mum one year and seven months to lose her baby weight, research has revealed.

But with some celebrity mums showing off an enviable post-baby figure, it’s no wonder that 40 per cent of mums say celebrities make them feel they need to shed the pounds.

READ: KATIE PRICE POST PHOTO OF HER POST-BABY BODY

However it’s not just pressure from celebrities – 18 per cent of mums admit to feeling pressure to lose baby weight from their mother-in-law.

READ: DO NEW MUMS REALLY USE THEIR BABY AS A REASON NOT TO EXERCISE? 


The study of 1500 women, conducted by parenting website wauaa.com, revealed that the average mum gains 2st 6lb during pregnancy – a figure that a third of mums admit is more weight than they expected to gain.

READ: CELEBRITY MUMS' POST-PREGNANCY WEIGHT LOSS SECRETS 

Almost half of the polled mums said they were conscious of putting too much weight on during pregnancy and 54 per cent revealed they think it’s not possible to get your pre-baby body back.

With a newborn to look after, 63 per cent of mums admitted to letting themselves go and the mums said it took them 14 months to feel womanly again.

If you’re hoping to get in shape the healthy way, head to our fitness section for some expert advice.

Do you feel pressure to lose your baby weight? Let us know in the comments box below.

 
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