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Can I exercise away my tummy “pooch” from pregnancy?

One of the most common concerns that women have about pregnancy is that it will permanently change their bodies. The tummy is a particular area of concern. A flat tummy is highly prized, and many women worry that pregnancy will create a permanent “pooch” in their bellies, making it difficult to achieve that lean look again. What does pregnancy actually do to the abdomen?

While a woman is pregnant, the two sides of her rectus abdominis (the “six-pack muscle”) separate from each other. These... Read More

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