Most new mothers may have embraced motherhood with so much happiness for giving life to this world at the same time deal with a few “battle wounds” like exhaustion, roller-coaster emotions, and a postpartum belly. Mostly would go there Ob-gyne for advice on what are the safe exercises to perform, some go over YouTube channels where they can get the easiest and lightest work out to get rid of the mummy's tummy and others would probably shop around for the most effective waist trimmers.
What is a postpartum waist trimmer?
Postpartum waist trimmers are flexible support garments that are worn around the waist to provide support to your body after childbirth. They also help to support your muscles and organs as they move back into place after having a baby and assist in closing the gap between the abdominal muscles. Moms who’ve had a cesarean delivery will often tout them because they can help the incision heal by taking off the pressure. But C-section moms aren’t the only fans. It has been famously used by celebrity moms to ordinary moms who wanted to shrink it back to pre-pregnancy belly or waist.
A waist trimmer is a shaping garment similar to a girdle. The waist trimmer pulls a person’s midsection in as tight as possible. The idea behind a waist trainer is that the pulling action gives the person a sleeker, smaller waist. Waist trimmers usually consist of a combination of tough fabric and hard fibers. Hooks, Velcro, lacing, or other strong fasteners hold the trainer tightly in place. Advocates believe that it is possible to “train” the waist to retain a slimmer shape after frequent wearing of the garment over an extended period. Some people suggest that wearing a waist trainer while working out can aid in weight loss.
Postpartum waist trimmers may provide support to women whose abdominal muscles have stretched or thinned following pregnancy. The extra support may help reduce pain and discomfort.
According to a study from the International Journal of Genecology and Obstetrics, women who wore a waist support garment after a cesarean delivery experienced less pain and bleeding than those who did not wear one.
Other ways to shrink your postpartum belly:
Aside from the daily use of postpartum waist trimmers for belly support and ab muscle conditioning here are other ways to say bye-bye to those mummy bellies:
Walking is one of the simplest ways to ease into a fitness routine after giving birth.
Breathing and Belly Contractions
This exercise is so easy you can do it an hour after giving birth. It helps relax muscles, and it starts the process of strengthening and toning your abs and belly.
Head Lifts, Shoulder Lifts, and Curl-Ups
These three movements help strengthen back muscles. They also tone the tummy and abs and burn calories.
This exercise helps tone your tummy. Strengthening your abs can also relieve back pain.
This classic exercise will help you tone bladder muscles and help reduce the risks of incontinence associated with childbirth. The more Kegels you do, and the longer you hold them, the better control you will have over those leaks caused by sneezing, laughing, or picking up your baby.
Postpartum waist/belly trimmers are commonly used for support and to shrink the belly to its pre-pregnancy waist. Does it work? With proper exercise and diet, it definitely works. It can’t work with just it. We need to consider moving and just like any nonpregnant women moms or woman we need to take in healthy food.