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Habits that will help Your Body To Snap back After Pregnancy.

Here are some of the habits that will help your body to snap back after pregnancy. Let’s take a look at why women add weight during pregnancy and post-pregnancy.
 

Why do women add weight during pregnancy and after childbirth?

  • Statistics have shown that 90% of African Women tend to add on weight during pregnancy. Even the tiniest and slimmest of us tend to pack on the weight during and after the first baby. For some, the weight gain may happen in their later pregnancies.
  • Women do not have a healthy workout schedule during pregnancy. A lot of women become inactive during and after pregnancy. It is somehow believed that there should be no form of exercise done during this period which is not true. Add walking in their neighborhood to your routine during pregnancy.
  • Women eat more calories during pregnancy because of the idea that their babies will get more nutrients if they eat more.
  • And if a child has a healthy appetite, the more they breastfeed, the more you feel the need to eat more.

But do you need to eat large meals to sustain your breast milk production?

  • I found out that it is not true that you need to eat large meals or “eat for two” when you are pregnant. Focus your effort on eating healthy meals but not in large portions.
  • You need to be well hydrated to encourage breast milk supply. Your meals should include foods that are rich in water, such as fruits and vegetables. A normal healthy, balanced diet rich in fruits, veggies, and whole grains would do fine.
  • Rest is also very important when you are nursing to encourage the letdown of breast milk in the early days. So if you can, get a lot of rest. Arrange to get your mum or close relative in to help you out so that you can have more time for resting and nursing your baby.

Habits that will help Your Body To Snapback After Pregnancy.

Do not compare yourself to celebrities who have personal trainers and personal chefs. Take things easy and go at your own pace.
So here are some tips that can help you get back to your pre-pregnancy body.
Breastfeeding:

Breastfeeding helps to burn calories. If there are no medical reasons why you should not breastfeed your baby, then you should consider it. Breastfeeding will help your uterus go back to its size before pregnancy. This is because the hormones that let down your milk make your uterus contract.

Belly Binding:
Bind your tummy immediately after childbirth has to snap back. The Yoruba tribe (in Nigeria) uses “òjá” to bind the woman’s tummy immediately after childbirth. This encourages tummy retraction. Cardi B and Kim Kardashian have also lent a voice to belly binding by using a postpartum belly wrap. These belly wraps are available in various versions. And used immediately after childbirth.
 
Waist Training:
If you had a normal birth, waist training with a steel-boned corset can start at 3 weeks. But if you had a C-section, then you can start proper waist training at week 6.
Diet Control:
There may be a temptation to eat more since the belief is that ”you’re eating for two” but don’t fall for it. We already know that eating large meals is not equal to increased breast milk production. But eating the right meals in moderate proportions produces a more desirable result.
Pre and Post-pregnancy workouts:
Taking long walks during pregnancy. Workouts, and Kegels post-pregnancy, will also help the body snap back. Starting a regular exercise program immediately after childbirth is good for your health. And may also help reduce the risk of postpartum depression.

 

If you want to find out how waist training can help your body snap back during pregnancy then read our article on “
Safe & Effective Way For Expecting Mothers To Get Rid of Pregnancy Tummy!”

 

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About Oluwakemi Oyefeso

Oluwakemi is a dedicated business owner and lifestyle coach. She started her business out of the passion for providing shapewear that works! She is also the founder of The Kesabeso:: Shape Your Body Community, a fitness and lifestyle community on Facebook. The community, which has over 3000 members, strives to encourage more women to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Apart from overseeing the running of her business, she also works part time as a Freelancer, helping others build their business by offering her services as administrative/ virtual assistant, social media manager, blogging and customer service representative. Before starting her own firm, she worked for over 15 years in various administrative jobs for several organizations, including a financial services company, an upstream oil servicing company, and others. She is the mother of three wonderful children.

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