Celebrity moms post-baby weight loss

11/14/2006 at 10:00 AM ET

by Celebrity Baby Blog Fitness Correspondent Birgitta Lauren

This week’s OK! Magazine describes celebrity moms like Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Brooke Shields, weight loss and fitness plan strategies post baby. They spun, ran, walked, yogaed, pilatised, detoxified, and hiked into their new mom bodies. 

The article also gave advice for new moms including my book Expecting Fitness for more help.  Today’s celebrity mom knows the importance of exercise to shape up after pregnancy. According to 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, at a recent conference, the sooner a new mom starts exercising post baby, the better off she and baby will be. He recommends for most moms to resume exercise 2-3 weeks postpartum, and that athletes may resume training 5-7 days postpartum.  Exercise along with taking Omega fatty acids also helps stabilize moods to prevent depression.  A happy, healthy mom, has a happy, healthy baby.   


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laura schindler on

I’m always so impressed by how quickly these ladies seem to bounce back! I’m fairly athletic, but had such a tough time getting back to my pre-baby weight. I guess it helps to have personal trainers and cooks, though, huh? 🙂

oranges on

Great article. I’m a runner. I run 5 miles a day! And I have been running for about 25 years. I went back to running three days after giving birth and with the thumbs up from my OB/GYN. GO Mommies