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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to lose the rest of my pregnancy weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Steadily: Don’t strive to lose your pregnancy weight instantaneously. Your body has just been through a lot. If you breast feed your baby that will burn extra calories. Make sensible nutrition choices. Remain physically active. Ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Take care.

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Last updated Jun 12, 2013

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