Weight Loss After The Baby
I needed a target -- and a deadline -- to motivate me to lose the baby weight. so i decided to run a half-marathon (my first!) nine months after having my baby..
Most women lose about 13 pounds (5.9 kilograms) during childbirth, including the weight of the baby, placenta and amniotic fluid. during the first week after delivery, you'll lose additional weight as you shed retained fluids — but the fat stored during pregnancy won't disappear on its own.. True. take one seven- to eight-pound baby, plus about two pounds of blood and amniotic fluid, and you're pretty much assured a 10-pound weight loss in the hospital after you deliver. "in the first week you will probably lose another three to five pounds of water weight.. "this plateau is a normal response [to post-baby weight loss]," explains ross. "the final 10 pounds you need to lose may take the longest to lose. but it will be the most gratifying.".