6-Month-Old Baby (24 Weeks)
Your Body 6 Months LaterWithin a month of delivering your baby, you probably lost roughly 15 to 20 pounds right off the bat. If you are like most women, you likely put on more than those 15 to 20 pounds while you were pregnant. Unfortunately, it's the rest of that weight that can be the toughest to lose. Both your lifestyle and body may be very different now that you are caring for an infant, but take heart -- you will get there.
At this point, your body has likely recovered from the strains and pains of childbirth, whether you delivered vaginally or by cesarean section, so you can resume a fitness program equal to one you would have been able to complete before your pregnancy. With some patience and dedication to your goal of losing those stubborn pounds, you can get back to your ideal weight.
(Click How to Lose Weight if you would like some helpful suggestions.)
Week-24 Tip: Dealing With the AdviceAs you and your baby venture out and begin mingling with the other moms, there is always the chance that you will run into some that exhibit some annoying social habits. There are those that love to dispense unsolicited baby advice and those that love to criticize. Be strong, try to rise above it, and don't let it limit your trips out.