Things To Know After You Deliver Your Baby

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If you’re worried about how your body looks after you just delivered a baby, try not to worry too much. If you’re comparing yourself to celebrities who have expensive trainers to help them slim down, that might not be the fair thing to do. Instead of feeling sad and having unrealistic expectations about the way your body should look, do your own thing. It takes about nine months for your body to prepare and stretch to deliver baby, so give yourself at least a year to get back into shape.

Exercising The Stomach

The muscles in your stomach and fascia in your abdomen have been stretched out to  make room for the baby the last nine months. Since they stretched so much, it can take some time to get back into shape. Some women find it helpful to partake in the practice of yoga or pilates, and having a little roll of skin that won’t budge is normal. 

Get Sweating

Many of the women who get trim quickly after birth, keep their weight under control when they’re pregnant. Doctors suggest keeping your weight gain between 25 and 35 pounds. After having a normal vaginal birth without any complications, doctors recommend waiting at least three weeks until you do any sort of working out. When you’re able to, experts suggest to put in 30 minutes of vigorous exercise (sweating) 5 to 6 days a week.

Flaunting It

When a woman finds out she’s expecting, one of the first things she may notice is her increasing chest size. Due to high levels of progesterone and estrogen that prepare the body for feeding the baby, the more it makes the breast tissue swell preparing for the production of milk. If you end up not nursing the baby when their born, your hormones level off and your chest size will reduce. While nursing may be some women’s key to losing weight fast, it’s not an instant fix. Due to prolactin needed for the production of milk, this can also cause metabolism to slow down.

Big Feet

Nearly 75 percent of pregnant women experience swollen feet during their pregnancy. Due to the tissues that expand as their baby grows, moms-to-be retain more fluid as the baby grows. Gravity ends up causing the fluid to settle in the feet and into the ankles. After the baby is born, ankles will start to return to pre-baby size.