NEW MUMS LOSING WEIGHT TOO QUICKLY
Friday 19 November 2010
A new report claims that nearly two-thirds of women feel that they have to get back to their pre-pregnancy weight as soon as they give birth.
Super-slim celebrity mothers have been stated as the main reason why many new mums are turning to crash dieting. Experts are warning us that it’s dangerous to go down this route as a low calorific intake can lead to exhaustion, making it difficult to keep up with the demands of looking after a newborn.
Celebrities such as Heidi Klum, 37, who was back on the runway last year just a month after giving birth to her fourth child, are being labelled unhealthy inspiration for women in an age where an obsession with weight can often lead to eating disorders.
Dannii Minogue, 39, is already showing off her petite figure once again on the X Factor despite only giving birth to her first son Ethan in July. Tess Daly, 41, was also pictured just ten weeks after giving birth to her daughter Amber last year, showing off a very toned stomach.
Many new mothers are simply claiming that their midwives aren’t giving them enough advice on what to eat before and after giving birth.
‘At the moment, though, it seems that midwives just don’t have the time and clearly investment and effort are very much needed to deal with this growing problem’ said the co-founder of Netmums, Sally Russell.
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By Hannah Sheen