Some women go into their pregnancies being very fit, and others lose weight before they start using an ovulation calendar and hoping for a baby. Others are overweight when they get pregnant, or not in very good shape. Something all these groups have in common, of course, is weight gain during pregnancy.
No matter how fit and healthy you were before getting pregnant, after giving birth you will have some pounds to shed and probably a postpartum belly you’d rather see the back of.
The question is how do you go about losing weight after having a baby in a healthy and responsible way, especially if you are a breastfeeding mother? There are lots of things that contribute to weight loss, actually! Here are some tips for you.
It can be really hard to find time to exercise alone when you have a newborn. But remember that three ten minute sessions make a full half hour! You can find good exercise videos online, and you can workout at home without any equipment when your baby naps, or your partner is holding her.
Remember, during pregnancy, the abdominal muscles open up to accommodate your growing baby. If you start doing abdominal exercises like ab crunches too early, diastasis recti can turn into a permanent feature of your body.
It is, therefore, a good idea to wait until your six-week postpartum check up or until your doctor gives you the green light before starting this kind of work out.
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