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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 :.
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;
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.
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 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.