Many new mothers or mothers-to-be think that their belly will just return to its normal shape and size. It sucks to be the bearer of bad news but, somebody has got to do it.
So, technically, it can take 6 to 8 weeks before a woman’s uterus returns back to the size it was prepregnancy. Keep in mind that it took nine whole months for your pregnant mommy body to evolve, with that in mind it only makes sense that it will take several weeks to return to its original state.
Prepare For A Pregnancy Body
If you’re not pregnant yet but you’re planning on being pregnant in the near future, it’s a good time to slowly start preparing your body for what it is about to receive.
If you’re pregnant and expecting, no worries, you’ve still got time to prepare. There are several workout routines or exercises you can do in order to prepare your body for delivery and all that comes with it.
Try to eat a healthy and nutritious diet. I know this can be a struggle because those cravings are insane, so do what you can. Focus on the target exercises that will prepare the body inside and out for growth and development. If you can’t physically do regular workouts then try to at least walk as often as you can.
Postpartum Pregnancy Pooch
OK, so you’ve grown a tiny human inside of your womb, successfully delivered a beautiful baby, and now you’re left looking down at your pregnancy pooch. Don’t worry, you can handle it and make it go away almost faster than it came into existence.
Postpartum Belly Binding
Postpartum belly binders can help you with postpartum recovery and healing. They will also provide incredible support for your lower back and abdominal area. The snug belly binder wrapping will help keep your organs and tummy in place as it heals which helps your belly from getting droopy and trying to live with you forever.
Wear a postpartum belly binder for about 12 hours a day for a couple of months and you’ll be amazed with the results produced.
Every little bit of exercise you do will help you lose excess weight. However, we’re talking about that leftover baby bump. That being said, you’ll want to select exercises or a workout routine that puts a strong focus on your entire abdominal region.
Your body just went through an intense and incredible journey. Make sure to give it all of the nutrients it needs for a healthy recovery. You also want to make sure you’re getting enough energy from healthy sources because you’re definitely going to need it.
Fruits, vegetables, and lean meats are good choices. You’ll still have some crazy cravings for a while just balance them out. Cut back on or eliminate processed sugars and choose healthy sugars to hit those cravings.
Focus of Belly Fats
There are two main types of fat that affect our body. Visceral, the fat that surrounds our organs. The subcutaneous fat that sits under our skin. Both fats should be targeted in order to achieve maximum results. Bear in mind that visceral fats go unnoticed because they can not be seen.
Plenty of Water
I know the last thing a woman wants to hear is to drink more water after they’ve been carrying a baby in their belly which causes them to pee, a lot. However, your body is going to need the water in order to flush out your system and keep you properly hydrated.
All of these techniques are great ways to lose that pregnancy pooch. There is more to it, you’ll have to push yourself and find motivation that might not be easy to locate in order to be successful. We believe in you and you should believe in yourself too! You’ve got this! After all, you just grew a child and birthed it!