LEGS, BUMS AND BABY TUMS!

Baby SwimmingThe baby business in most definitely booming in Wales! In the same week that TV presenter and rugby wife Sara Elgan gave birth to baby Soffia, the nation’s finest singing export Charlotte Church announced that she and her rugby playing other half, Gavin Henson are expecting their own little bundle of joy later this year. And they’re not the only ones…

Australian actress Naomi Watts, model Katie Price and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton have been spotted out and about proudly displaying their baby bumps of late and Maggie Gyllenhaall and Kerry Katona have both recently given birth to bouncing baby girls.

But not even childbirth can stand in the way of celebrity super-mums on a mission to snap back into shape. No sooner is the latest A-list bun out of the oven than a new post-natal slim-fast plan shoots to stardom. Of course it’s only natural for most new mums to work towards reclaiming their pre-pregnancy weight. However, what is shocking is the extreme speed celebrity yummy mummies are shedding the pounds and the knock-on influence this could be having on the ordinary woman facing a battle with the baby bulge.

Thankfully, many mums do know best and are keeping a level head on their shoulders when it comes to keeping active during pregnancy and shifting the extra baby weight after childbirth.

Whether you were a regular gym bunny before you fell pregnant, or more of a shape-up shirker, the Sports Council for Wales – in support of Welsh Assembly Government’s Climbing Higher strategy - has got tips on how to exercise safely – whether you’re with bump or post-bump!