Struggling to get rid of the post-baby belly? Sports scientist explains how she helps new moms

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Unreasonable pressure is placed on many women to snap back into shape after giving birth, whereas a post-baby belly is normal to have. A trainer and sports scientists shares the techniques she uses in post-natal rehab.
Unreasonable pressure is placed on many women to snap back into shape after giving birth, whereas a post-baby belly is normal to have. A trainer and sports scientists shares the techniques she uses in post-natal rehab.
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She'd been working as a sports scientist for a number of years when she fell pregnant.

"When I was pregnant, I actually carried a lot bigger than I'd expected being such a tiny person," says Saffiya Sooliman of her pregnancy five years ago. "I could feel my muscles moving, and I could feel that my body wasn't the same but it didn't feel like my body was just stretching, it felt like things were moving, and I'd always had a firm tummy and a six-pack, so I could just feel that things were moving around.

"Then when I gave birth, at that point, that's when I realised that, okay, I now need to correct this. So I started doing more research into it."

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