Has motherhood affected your health?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Has motherhood affected your health?
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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 5:24pm

Being a mom can be very hard on your overall health:

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 12:48pm
I can honestly say that my health has improved since becoming a mom. I am much more careful about what I eat. I used to grab a Pop Tart and call it dinner, but now I plan meals ahead of time and wouldn't even buy something like a Pop Tart in order to set a good example for my kids. Although my sleep is often broken, I go to bed much earlier than pre-kids and never pull the all-nighters of my early 20s. Sure, I don't have time for regular work-outs, but my arms are more toned than at any point in my life from toting around a toddler and all that baby gear! I even think my immunity has improved from encountering all those preschool germs.
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