How To Get Back in Shape After Baby?

How To Get Back in Shape After Baby

After delivery, another journey usually begins for new moms. No one likes the baby fat and any new mom would tell you that one of the things they want soon after delivery is recovery. Recovering and losing the baby fat may require you to put in effort to get the results. Below are things you can do to get back in shape.

Breastfeed

Breastfeeding after having your baby will help your uterus shrink back to its initial size before the pregnancy. Breastfeeding is also known to burn around 500 to 600 calories, so it is a great way to lose weight without too much effort. Although it can be hard at first, it is advisable to breastfeed your baby despite the pain and the blisters on the nipples. For new mothers, lactation is difficult so if you do find it hard, then make sure to visit a lactation consultant.


Perform Pelvic Tilts

While working out will depend on a lot of things like your physical as well as mental health, it will go a long way to improving your health as well as activity. A day or two after delivery, you can begin performing pelvic tilts and kegels with a go-ahead from your doctor, to help you to get back in shape. Pelvic tilts help to boost the supply of blood in the premium while helping you to recover quickly. Also, performing kegels will help bring back your pelvic muscles in shape.


Eat Well

After childbirth, you are required to eat healthily and watch your calories intake. Sometimes new moms tend to forget about themselves and direct their attention to their newborn, breastfeeding and tending to all their needs. It is good to take care of yourself by eating healthy because after all you need the energy to take care of the baby. It is also recommended for new moms to continue taking their prenatal vitamins to help boost vitamin and mineral count in the body required to breastfeed.


Sleep Enough

For most new moms, sleeping well at night is usually next to impossible. Sleep is very important after childbirth but ironically, you get less of it with the newborn around. Having enough sleep will also help to improve the recovery process. Since babies sleep both during the day and night, you can devise ways to make their sleep during the day less comfortable so that they can sleep more at night. This way, you get to sleep a little bit more and rejuvenate your energies.


Start Strength Training

If you want your baby fat to disappear, then you need to get into serious strength training. Strength training is an important part of women and health as it helps to improve metabolism and the good thing about it is that it is time efficient. If your doctor can help, let them recommend to you to an expert who will help you to work out. If you don’t want a trainer, then you can ask about the most suitable exercises and do them at the comfort of your home.

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad