After the birth of the baby, many women face the problem of having to recover their ideal weight and, above all, wear a belly as before delivery. A task that must be addressed from several points, since it is necessary to reaffirm the abdomen, but also to recover the firmness of the skin because now it is no longer about having more elasticity, but about being firmer. For this there are several treatments in which certain cosmetics or natural products are combined with physical activity, which should always be started from the moment the doctor indicates.
How to firm the abdomen after delivery
To reaffirm the abdomen after childbirth, it is important to start by caring for the skin. Do not forget that you had to gain in elasticity as a result of the increase of the belly to house the baby. In these cases, the best you can use are creams that provide a great hydration to the skin , in addition to nourish it, because this facilitates its restructuring and can return to its normal state.
Among the available options, those that have moisturizing and nourishing properties and that also incorporate oils stand out. However, you can also directly apply vegetable oils , because they are already very moisturizing and nourishing by themselves.
Oils for excess skin of the abdomen after pregnancy
- Argan oil
- Sweet almond oil
- Almonds oil
- Jojoba oil
- Rosehip oil
- Centella asiatica oil
These are the most indicated to reaffirm the abdomen after delivery. The key is that they are products that help to restructure the tissues thanks to that greater contribution of hydration and nutrition.
Creams for flaccid tummy after childbirth
If you do not want to use vegetable oils, you can also find creams in stores that help to recover the skin after childbirth. In this case, it is important that you choose the ones that contain shea oil , which is a great help to fix the water to the cells of the dermis, thus providing greater firmness. You should also choose to buy all those that contain collagen or elastin and vitamin E because they have a restructuring effect.
Also, if you have a lot of abdomen left, you can also use the specific reducing creams for the belly , although they are not always effective for these cases because the bulging abdomen often does not respond to fluid retention or fat accumulation, which are the main concepts for which these reducing cosmetics are made.
What to eat to have a flat stomach after childbirth
Apart from treating the skin on the outside, it is also necessary to adopt a series of habits that help to reaffirm before and be in perfect condition. The habits we are talking about are, specifically, following a good diet and drinking lots of water .
Although it seems complicated, the truth is that it is very easy because it is to increase the intake of certain foods and reduce the rest, especially precooked or prepared meals and high in saturated fats and sugars. So, choose to take:
- Fruits and vegetables : especially those with a great antioxidant power such as green leafy vegetables and red fruits. However, the skin always needs a good supply of all vitamins and minerals, which the body receives through fruits and vegetables. In addition, as there is a great variety, it is not difficult to get an adequate contribution alternating your consumption every day.
- Cereals : they are also a good source of minerals and vitamins. It is better than the whole ones because this way you will avoid abdominal swelling.
- Foods rich in Omega 3 : it is essential for the firmness and smoothness of the skin. You find it mainly in blue fish.
All these foods can help you to fight the sagging skin of the abdomen after pregnancy.
Hypopressive Abdominals after childbirth
Another of the fundamental pillars to reaffirm the abdomen after pregnancy is to exercise. The best option is to perform hypopressive gymnastics or do the known as hypopressive abdominals . This type of exercise has an advantage and is that they allow to recover both the pelvic floor and the abdomen at the same time .
However, you do not have to go crazy to do them. It is always advisable to start when the doctor indicates it. This period may vary in each woman, being the most usual to start after the quarantine call, although in some cases you have to wait up to 3 months.
In addition, it is necessary to have the help of a professional who makes a personalized training plan , apart from progressing little by little with the simplest hypopressive abdominals until you are more recovered from pregnancy and you can make a greater effort.
In general, the session always begins with a warm-up of between five and ten minutes during which chest-breathing exercises are performed to adapt the breathing rhythm to which one will have while performing hypopressive gymnastics.
After this period, you start the table of exercises , which are static and simple because it is a postural training, adopting static stretching positions to strengthen all the muscles of the area and back. At the same time, breathing is worked.