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Why Do I Still Look Pregnant?
Why Do I Still Look Pregnant?

Why Do I Still Look Pregnant?

Fitness and expert Adele Cavaliere shares more of her pregnancy and postpartum tips with us! 

I get this question a lot from new moms: Why do I still look pregnant?

It takes time for your body, and especially your tummy, to fully recover from pregnancy. You've had your baby but you may look as if you're still six months pregnant, with a tummy that's squishier and rounder than you expected. 
Imagine your tummy as a balloon, slowly inflating as your baby grows. Giving birth doesn't pop the balloon, it just starts a slow leak. The decrease in your tummy size may be slow, but it will be steady.

From the moment your baby is born, hormonal changes cause your tummy to decrease in size. It takes about four weeks for your womb (uterus) to contract to its pre-pregnancy size.

Here's what you can do to help:

  • Once given the ok by your Dr., start incorporating abdominal toning exercises
  • Reduce sodium (salty foods lead to excess cellulite and pudgy skin around your belly)
  • Wear your Belly Bandit Belly Wrap (I wore mine during exercise for added support)
  • Dry brushing improves circulation and can help balance your skin's appearance
  • Vital Proteins was the only collagen and whey supplement I took during pregnancy and post. Helps with healing, joints, bones, metabolism and digestion 

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