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Considering Ali had a C-Section delivery with Amelia Rei, her recovery has been a lot longer than she was expecting! She is finally starting to feel like herself again, and focusing on getting that pre baby body back!

Read blow on how to get that flat tummy back:)

Getting that Flat Tummy Back After C-Section

Many pregnant women  hope for natural birth, however a cesarean  should not be put out of the question . According to research, more than 30% of births around the world are through C-section. Other than personal preference, there are various medical reasons which can lead to women opting for a C-section. Below are some of these :.

Pregnancy Complications

Complications related to pregnancy such as having multiple babies, most commonly , twins or triplets, tops the list of the leading causes for   c-section delivery. Additionally, when the mother has chronic health conditions such as, for example high blood pressure or diabetes, this can also call for birth through c-section.

After C-section, quite a number of mothers develop a tummy pouch which makes them feel unattractive and lowers their self-esteem. However, with regular workouts, it’s possible to  flatten the stomach, restoring it to its original state before the pregnancy. Doctors recommend that mothers should start exercising two months after the  operation.

However, before you get into training, you should ensure that you always follow  a well-balanced and healthy diet. Remember, abs are made in the kitchen. Other than  meals, mineral and vitamin supplements can come in handy to complement the nutritional value of your meals. Additionally, performance enhancements such as anavar can help you get fit post-pregrancy and train more during your workouts.

Here are some  workouts to flatten your tummy after C-section;

Forward Bend

It is a standing exercise that aims to  strengthen your abdominal muscles.

How to do a forward bend:

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
  • Bend your torso (chest, abdomen, and back) forward towards your hips with your arms lifted overhead at a 90 degrees angle.
  • Note that your back must be flat throughout the exercise.
  • After a minute return to your standing position.

The Bridge

Doctors recommend this exercise since it doesn’t strain the stitches  acquired during the C-section surgery.

How to do a bridge:

  • Lie on your back.
  • While lying down, bend your knees to bring your feet in towards your bottom , ensuring that your feet are flat on  the ground and your knees are shoulder-width apart.
  • Pull your arms out beside your body, keeping your palms flat on the ground.
  • Lift yourself off the ground in bridge pose. Your feet, shoulders, arms and hands should push equally on  the ground to lift the rest of the body (your hips, buttocks, and back).
  • Stay in that position for 15 seconds then lower to the ground.

Prioritize Cardio Routines

Cardio workouts include running, jogging, swimming, cycling and boxing; any physical activity that will speed up your heart rate. The primary goal of these workouts is to strengthen your  muscles, burn excess calories and to burn the fat around the tummy. Also, it increases your heart rate.

Yoga

Yoga helps to  tone and strengthen your muscles, reducing post-pregnancy stress and calm your mind. Before performing yoga, health experts recommend that you monitor  the response of your body when undergoing various kinds of physical stress. Furthermore, they advise that you start with simple breathing exercises like pranayama before  you advance to more complicated styles.