International health insurance customers who are expecting a child have been advised to start doing light aerobic exercise after giving birth to get back to a healthy weight.
Fitness expert Steve Halsall even said that getting out and pushing the buggy can have an impact on weight loss.
"As long as you are comfortable and your position is good on the buggy then you can walk up and down as long as you have the energy," he said.
The expert also recommended that mums should get into a routine around the new baby and create time to exercise, which will make fitness more effective.
While it could distress some new mums that celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe has managed to regain her pre-pregnancy figure just three weeks after giving birth, Mr Halsall said that a realistic time period is nine months.
It was reported last week that researchers at Southampton University found that eating a balanced diet while pregnant will help to lower the risk of the child being obese or overweight.