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Pregnancy is a wonderful thing and you shouldn’t underestimate the changes that it will cause. Whilst you may be keen to get rid of your post-baby belly, it is also important to allow your body time to recover and hormones to return to normal before embarking on any aesthetic treatments or surgery. We would recommend waiting for 6 months after giving birth before having any treatment and 12 months after a C-section.
Our non-invasive treatments can help but it is important to look at your diet, exercise, and lifestyle as well as options for cosmetic treatments. If you have gained weight during pregnancy, following a weight loss plan should be a number one priority. If you are breastfeeding, this can help you lose weight more quickly as your body burns more calories by making milk. Breastfeeding also releases hormones that shrink your uterus, helping your stomach return to normal quicker.
Sleep is another important factor in weight loss and sleepless nights can play havoc with your blood sugars and ability to lose weight. Try and get as much rest as you can even during the day or late in the evening.
Your abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy, called diastasis, and these can be slow to knit back together and in some cases may never reconnect. We recommend doing core strengthening exercises to encourage the abdominals back together. We don’t recommend abdominal crunches, but exercises such as Pilates or Yoga are ideal to help you on your way to a flatter stomach.