Jaime Pressly, newly pregnant, already plans postpartum fitness

Jaime Pressly, four months pregnant, already has plans to shed the babyweight she has yet to gain. She told Us Weekly, "I want to lose the baby weight by my 30th !" The baby is due in May and she turns 30 on July 30, 2007. The self-admitted fitness freak said, "Three weeks after I have the child I’ll be back in the gym 4-5 days a week two hours at a time." Those are some serious goals!

Doctors typically advise that women wait 6 weeks before resuming intense exercise after giving birth but Expecting Fitness’s Birgitta Lauren tells us that she and Dr. James F. Clapp MD, an international authority on the effects of exercise during pregnancy and research professor of OB/Gyn at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, recommend resuming exercise 2-3 weeks postpartum, and that athletes may resume training 5-7 days postpartum.

Birgitta also tells us "moms that have been athletic since their youth can lose much faster- as fast as 2 weeks postpartum (for example, Jane Seymour, who Birgitta worked with, was a ballerina), and then it depends on metabolism and diet." She adds, "What and how you eat is tremendously important. Generally breast feeding sheds pounds faster, however, there are some moms for whom it doesn’t.

Source: Us Weekly

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