The Majority of Moms Think about their Bodies Daily: More than half of women (57 percent) surveyed say they think about their body shape daily.
-- 71 percent of new moms report that they feel less physically attractive after having their baby.
-- Women reported that even if they were able to lose some or all of their pregnancy weight, 88 percent could not get back their pre-baby stomach.
* The other top concerns for women were their thighs (47 percent) and their buttocks (33 percent).
-- Overwhelmingly, women (and the men surveyed about women's post-pregnancy body) describe their least favorite body part as a "jelly belly."
Moms Trade in Bikinis for Oversized Sweats: 48 percent of women add oversized sweaters and sweatshirts to their wardrobe after having a baby.
-- 15 percent of women began wearing their husband's clothes post-pregnancy.
-- Though nearly half of women responding say they wore a bikini before pregnancy, less than 10 percent claim to have worn one post-pregnancy, with one third opting for a one piece swimsuit.
-- On average, women felt they needed to lose two dress sizes to reach their ideal shape.
Moms Sex Life Suffers: More than 68 percent of women agree that they would have sex more often if they had their pre-baby body back.
Dads More Positive When it Comes to Body Image: Men perceive the average amount of weight gained as less than what women report.
-- The average weight women reported wanting to lose, 36 pounds post-baby, was statistically significantly more than the 27 pounds that men think women should lose.
Moms Stop Trying to be Beautiful: 62 percent of women are spending significantly less time on their beauty routine after having a baby.
-- Nearly 40 percent of women surveyed do not wear makeup and do not shave at least once a week.
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