While carrying your bundle of joy for nine months, your abdominal muscles have stretched to make room for delivery. By 12 months, your baby weighs approximately 17 pounds. Back muscles have to work overtime to support your spine and keep you upright, and the repetitive lifting of your child may put you at risk for problems.
Click the Download File button to view/download/print a high-resolution double-sided, one-page, tip sheet for simple tips and exercises that can help you, as a new mom, avoid new mom backache (PDF format).
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