Feeling a little “different” about your body even though you have already delivered your little baby? Remember, your postpartum body recovery period isn’t just a few days. Experts say that you should give yourself at least a year to regain your body after childbirth, in fact. Here are 2 of the most common problems women encounter postpartum, and SKIN has some tips on the kind of help you can get if exercise isn’t really helping you regain your pre-pregnancy body shape back satisfactorily.
1. THE STUBBORN BABY BELLY
A baby belly might be cute when it was actually housing a baby, but 6 months postpartum and you might get some insensitive looks. Mothers will know that giving birth doesn’t shrink the belly very much, in fact most of us leave the hospital still looking like we are in our second trimester! The uterus takes 6 weeks to shrink, so you will need to wait. At this point, women may start to get worried about the cute belly being here to stay. Those who had uncomplicated natural delivery may start on some light exercises approximately 6 to 8 weeks postpartum to start some toning exercises through light to moderate weight training. Alternatively once you are almost at your pre-pregnancy weight again, try fat cryolipolysis or Coolshape abdomen to get rid of stubborn fat in the mid-section. Those who have had caesarean deliveries should wait at least 6 months to try Coolshape.
2. LOOSE ABDOMINAL SKIN
The skin around your body stretches to accommodate a growing baby, so loose skin is inevitable. But you don’t need to resign to it. Non-invasive skin tightening treatments these days are effective, especially the ONDA Body Magic Skin Tightening module which uses the new patented Coolwaves which stimulates collagen production in the skin, all at the comfort within the SW1 Spa!
A series 6 of skin tightening sessions are recommended, spaced 2 weeks apart.
These non-invasive treatments are extremely popular because they factor in the busy lifestyle of a new mom. Best of all, there is no downtime!