Three tips to get back in shape after your pregnancy

Tip 1: Take your time

A little more weight than you are used to and a large wrinkled belly and hanging breasts belong to a postnatal body. Give your body some time to rest after giving birth before you consciously start to get back in shape. Your body has had a hard and intensive time and needs time to recover. Therefore, focus on your baby, take the time to get to know your baby and enjoy each other. During the first few weeks you will notice that you automatically lose part of your weight. In this way, part of the extra accumulated moisture and fat disappear automatically.

Tip 2: Move!

Make sure you get enough exercise, not only to get back in shape but also to relax. As soon as you are no longer bothered by bleeding, you can start swimming and walking (for example, enjoying the stroller outside). After about six weeks you can start working on your pelvic floor muscles. You can do this, for example, by tightening them (as if you hold your pee up) every time you change position. When your pelvic floor muscles are stronger, you can also work on your abs. After about four months you can start exercising like jogging and cycling. The following applies to all phases of physical activity after your pregnancy: start calmly, do not rush anything and do things mainly at your own pace. Your ligaments need about six months to get back to the old muscle strength.

Tip 3: Eat healthy

Line is absolutely not an option just after the birth of your baby to get rid of your extra weight. Not only because your body needs time to regain its strength and needs healthy food, but also because you are feeding your baby through breastfeeding. Your baby also needs healthy food. Your body also needs more nutrition than normal during the first few weeks after your pregnancy, an average of 600 to 1000 extra calories per week. So make sure you drink enough water, get enough vitamins by eating fruits and vegetables and that you keep the 5-slice in mind for all your meals. Leave unhealthy snacks as much as possible.