Dance with me!
Burn calories and get in shape while you have fun together.
Your baby will love bopping around the house with you.
New-Mom Tip: Dancing for 20 minutes will burn 200 calories. Be sure to wait until your baby is at least 4 weeks old.
As a new mom, the last thing on your mind may be dancing the night away, let alone finding the time to fit in a workout between diaper changes. Why not make dancing an activity you and your new baby can do together?
"Dancing is a fun way for a new mother to stay active, burn calories and feel comfortable with her body," says Shannon Nelson, a certified personal trainer and the founder and director of Mama & Me fitness studio in Boston. "The music and movement provide gentle stimulation for baby and help foster a mom-and-baby bond."
Shimmy and shake your way back into pre-baby shape with the following moves, designed exclusively for Fit Pregnancy for you and your new favorite dance partner—your baby. While these moves are gentle enough to do every day, wait until 4 weeks or so after delivery before starting. And check with your doctor before beginning this or any exercise program.