After the birth of the baby, everyone wants to emerge with a perfect flat, toned belly. However, getting back into those pre-pregnancy jeans is not that easy. Pregnancy and child birth not only changes the body size and structure of the women permanently, it also causes litany of hormonal changes that take place and can alter the metabolism of the women for the rest of the life.
If you just had a baby, you might be wondering if you will ever regain your pre pregnancy figure! A good diet, relaxation and gentle exercise will help your body to readjust your post pregnancy state. The following 5 steps, if followed, can help you to get back to your pre pregnancy size.
The first and foremost is to nurse your baby! Nursing is very helpful in flattening your stomach. After the baby is born, nursing causes a chemical reaction that can help the uterus to shrink back to its pre pregnancy size.
Secondly, after consulting your doctor, you should start doing light abdominal exercises. However, it is important that you do not begin strenuous exercises. It is always important to build up your exercise routine.
The third thing which you can do is to use a belly belt. As the pelvic wall become very weak after the rigors of labor and childbirth, the belt can help support and strengthen these walls. If the belly belt is worn consistently for about 2 months, it can go a long way in helping regain your pre pregnancy size.
The fourth important thing to do is to drink plenty of water. Good water intake is essential as it flushes out all toxic matter and extra fluids left over from your pregnancy days.
The last and probably the most important thing is to be very conscious about what you eat! Once the baby is born, there is no need to consume extra calories and nutrients, so you should go back to eating smaller portions of healthy and non fattening foods. Healthy food will also help you to get your hormones back to normal!