Many people find it hard to resume their pre-baby routines, meaning everyday routines like drinking a cup of tea or exercising are compromised.
For instance, it takes the average mum a whole seven months to go on a night out with friends after giving birth, according to a poll of 1,500 mothers with children aged 10 and under commissioned by Matalan.
Meanwhile it will take five months before they have an alcoholic drink.
Enjoying a cup of tea or coffee will also pose a problem, with mums saying it took five weeks before they could sit down and enjoy a hot cuppa without it going cold.
Date night also gets compromised, with new parents waiting seven months for a child-free, romantic evening together.
However, new mums tend to pick up exercise again more quickly, getting active on average 13 weeks after giving birth.
Another much-bemoaned side effect of becoming a parent is getting less sleep.
Recently, new research revealed that having a child will disrupt your sleep for at least six years.
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