Working out vital to shedding postnatal pounds for mothers


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1368225959&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4052856&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1368225959 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Being a new mother can be hectic, especially when trying to shed postnatal pounds.

Experts say it is important to take time to work out, despite the hassle.

Health instructors recommend fitness classes designed for mothers and babies.

They provide new mothers an opportunity to spend time their  newborn while helping them return to their pre-pregnancy weight.

Experts also say that postnatal fitness can also help combat postpartum depression, in addition to getting mothers back in shape.

They add that moms should check with their doctors first before starting any workout program.

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