Published : 06/06/2024

Last updated: 06/06/2024

Reducing your Belly after Delivery

The size of the abdomen naturally increases during pregnancy. The abdominal skin also stretches a lot to accommodate the baby. As a result, the size of the mother’s stomach remains large even after delivery. It returns to normal with time.

Regular exercise and a proper diet are very important for getting the body back to its pre-pregnancy state quickly. Additionally, breastfeeding the baby regularly can help with weight loss.

The postpartum tummy tuck process can be long for many. In time, the stomach and the whole body return to normal. During this period, you need to take care of yourself patiently, keeping in mind your physical weakness.

Exercise regularly

Regular exercise should be done during pregnancy to prepare for reducing belly fat after delivery. Studies have shown that women who exercise during pregnancy recover faster after childbirth. It makes it easier to lose weight and return to pre-pregnancy weight. Not only that, but it also plays an important role in preventing postpartum depression.

Postpartum care of the new baby, as well as the stress of labor, may leave you feeling tired and unwilling to exercise. However, exercising during this time will help your body get back to its previous state. It will help to make the body fit faster, increase energy, and calm the mind.

If there are no special complications during delivery, you can do light exercise whenever you want. There is no need to do a lot of exercise all of a sudden. You can start with light exercises like walking, abdominal strengthening exercises, and pelvic floor exercises. Gradually increase the amount and intensity of exercise.

It is generally best not to run or do any strenuous exercise for the first six weeks after delivery. It is important to keep the body moving, but don’t exhaust yourself by putting too much pressure on the body. Consult your doctor during your post-natal check-up to find out which type of exercise is right for you based on your body condition

Eat right amount of balanced food

To increase your chances of losing belly fat while maintaining a healthy weight after delivery, it is important to continue eating the right amount of nutritious food, along with drinking enough water and fluids.

Eat at least 400 grams of fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables per day. Also, eat fish at least two days a week. Try to choose red rice and whole wheat flour instead of white rice and plain flour.

If you are overweight, it is important to eat the right amount of food along with regular moderate-intensity exercise. Choose exercises like brisk walking or swimming for at least half an hour every day.

Consult a doctor and a registered nutritionist for personalized guidelines for weight loss. It is better not to start any special diet on your own, as this can reduce the supply of breast milk and cause the body to lack certain nutrients.

Breastfeeding the baby

Research has shown that regular breastfeeding for at least three consecutive months can help the mother lose relatively more weight. Another study found that regular breastfeeding especially helped mothers who were overweight before pregnancy lose weight. Breastfeeding your baby regularly after delivery can be beneficial for both your health and the baby’s.

If you are breastfeeding and your weight is within the normal range for your height, there is no need to follow a special diet. It is important for the mother to eat the right amount of nutritious food and drink plenty of water. Foods with excess oil, fat, and sugar should be avoided.

A Gentle Nudge from Mammas Journey

One thing to be aware of is that recovery time after delivery may vary from person to person. In many cases, it may not be possible to completely restore the body to its previous state very quickly. So don’t worry too much about it; be patient and continue with a healthy lifestyle.

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