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Fitness

The Truth About Your Body After Baby

With celebrity moms showing off shockingly svelte bodies just weeks after giving birth, it's no wonder new mothers are so confused about what to really expect after delivery. Here, we separate fact from fiction.
woman sitting down You'll Instantly Lose 10 Pounds

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. However, it will take time until you return to your pre-pregnancy weight," says Lisa Druxman, a San Diego-based fitness trainer and author of Lean Mommy. "It took nine months for you to put the weight on, so you should give yourself at least that to take it off."

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