To reduce the chance of having to make an expat health insurance claim, new mothers have been advised to take steps to lose weight.
Graeme Hilditch, author and founder of fitFAQs.co.uk, explained there are several requirements of those who have recently given birth if they are to return to top shape.
He noted that the pelvic floor muscles must be exercised on a daily basis in bid to build-up strength, while combining these movements with deep stomach muscle routines is said to be suitable for the period soon after birth.
However, Mr Hilditch sounded a word of warning, stating: "Due to the presence of the hormone relaxin, which makes your body flexible to help with the birth process, harm can be done to ligaments and tendons if exercise is performed too intensely."
The expert added that it is essential to speak to a doctor as soon as possible to map out a return to fitness.
Fitness expert Steve Halsall is another to have had his say on this matter recently, suggesting that getting outside to push a buggy can be the ideal way to lose post-natal weight.