I am a few months shy of my 37th birthday and I had my son 5 months ago. As most women know, with your second pregnancy the weight comes on more quickly and the body changes more rapidly. I could not exercise during this pregnancy but still maintained a reasonable weight gain (32 pounds). What I did notice this time was that my stomach did not return as quickly and it almost seemed as though my organs were not in the right place and it was painful to even try and suck my tummy in. I started my Pilates journey when my son was about 3 months old. It was very difficult and the abdominal work seemed daunting for this one time athlete. I have to say that after one series, I had my body back and was beginning to feel great. I have exercised my entire life and I have never felt so strong or flexible before. If you want to put your body back together again, especially after a pregnancy, there is nothing I would more strongly recommend. Deanna is demanding and keeps me disciplined which is fantastic. There is no slacking with these workouts. If you stick with it, you will not be sorry. An additional benefit that I noticed is that I have less body aches and pains when I am consistent. I am on my feet a lot during the day and am bending over and twisting in awkward positions and Deanna’s Pilates workouts really keeps me tuned up and capable to accomplish of any physical challenges my job presents.