Your Baby, Week 12

Mom in the part with baby in stroller

Your workout gear may be gathering dust, but if you’re feeling up to it, put your baby in the stroller and take her out for a spin.

Exercise may be the last thing on your mind, but a brisk walk in the fresh air can do wonders for your mood and energy level.

  • Most women can resume working out about six weeks postpartum.
  • Moms who’ve had a Cesarean birth need to wait a little longer before getting the green light from their doctor.


Even if you’re not ready to hit the gym, you can do Kegel exercises—which strengthen your pelvic floor after childbirth—anywhere, anytime.

Exercise and nutrition - bouncing back after baby

Gaining the proper amount of weight played an important part in your pregnancy. Some women find those pounds stick around after the baby's birth. Here are some tips and guidelines for exercise and nutrition following your baby's birth.

Safe strolling tips

Taking a stroll with baby is both good exercise and a great change of scenery. Read our tips to be sure your baby is safe on your trip.

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