post baby body

Study Says You Can Put Those Stretch Mark Creams Away

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Are all of those creams and ointments claiming to prevent or reduce pregnancy stretch marks actually just a waste of money? Dermatologists from the University of Michigan think so, explaining that they still need to get to the bottom of what causes stretch marks in the first place. A new study from the University of... Read more

Olivia Wilde: 'I'm a Mother, and I Look Like One'

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Shirtless and proud, Olivia Wilde graces the cover of April's Shape magazine. While the new mom attributes her stunning photos to clever posing and great lighting, she's more confident than ever. "I am not in perfect shape. In fact, I'm softer than I've ever been, including that unfortunate semester in high school when I simultaneously discovered... Read more

New Moms Rock the CMT Awards

The average spectator of The Country Music Television Awards may think Carrie Underwood was the star of the night (she snagged her fifth "Video of the Year" win), but we know there's three other ladies who deserve just as much credit. New mamas Jessie James Decker, Hillary Scott and Kristen Bell graced the CMT red carpet,... Read more

Bikini Season Prep for a Post-Baby Body

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If you had a baby in the past year, you may be dreading hitting the beach or lounging by the pool. A long winter was a good excuse to keep everything covered... out of sight, out of mind. Don't worry -- there's still time to help prepare your post-baby body for bikini season. 1. Eat a Healthy,... Read more

Nursing Tank Meets Shape Wear for Ingenious New Top

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After baby's born, there's a lot of extra stuff hanging out in your middle -- you know what I'm talking about new mama. And shape wear is your best friend if you're invited to a wedding or some other event where you're expected to squeeze into something you don't feel quite ready to squeeze into... Read more

I Love My Postbaby Body (Yes, Really)

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Last night, after my workout, I forgot to put a shirt on. For four hours, I walked around our home wearing a Target nursing bra and GAP Body short shorts. I cooked dinner that way, I talked to my friend Amanda for 45 minutes on the phone that way, I watched Californication with my husband... Read more

Would You Get Vaginal “Face Lift” After Baby? Thousands Are

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During childbirth, a woman's vagina does amazing things, but afterwards it's not always exactly the same. (If you're pregnant, don't freak out. This does not happen to everyone and based on the moms we know, big change seems like an anomaly.) That's one of the reasons, according to Reuters, thousands of women every year... Read more

Hilary Duff’s Realistic Weight Loss Plan

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Between the celebrity magazine covers, endorsement deals and never ending praise, it seems like everyone is obsessed with post-baby weight loss. But while Jessica Simpson and Beyonce have recently vocalized their weight-gain woes, the rest of us (see: normal folk) have marveled at their ambition to get back on the treadmill immediately after birth. That’s... Read more

How Jessica Simpson is Losing the Baby Weight

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New mom Jessica Simpson is ready to get back her pre-baby body. Her game plan? The singer tweeted recently, “so excited to be part of the Weight Watchers family.” Jessica told PEOPLE that she wants her diet to be more of a lifestyle, because she was a yo-yo dieter in the past. But while... Read more