Losing Weight with Shapewear After Pregnancy

Having a child is the most precious miracle that humans are afforded. Unfortunately for women, along with the birth of a newborn child come numerous bodily changes that can affect a woman’s appearance and self-esteem after pregnancy. Despite this hard truth, have no fear! With a little bit of dedication and patience, Your Contour’s shapewear after pregnancy can help you get back to that prenatal figure that you’re so wistful of!

Dieting After Pregnancy

First off, it is important to know that one cannot rush into this process. Unhealthy or all to sudden fluctuations in a newborn’s mother’s body after pregnancy can have a negative impact on the child’s health and nurturing. “You should be eating at least 1,800-2,000 calories a day while breastfeeding, and if you eat less you will not only be short-changing yourself, you’ll be short-changing your baby. You can’t produce quality milk if you are not eating enough”, says nutritionist Elizabeth Somer, author of Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy. Generally, you should not even consider a diet after pregnancy until your six-week postnatal doctor visit. Mothers will lose weight simply from breastfeeding. If a new mother isn’t breastfeeding, it is still advised that they should not lose more than a pound per week after pregnancy. Not fast enough? Well you can supplement this weight loss by wearing shapewear after pregnancy to guide your body to its original contour. 

Exercising After Pregnancy

While dieting is not recommended for new mothers trying to regain their prenatal figure, exercise most certainly is! Exercise will not only help a mother lose weight after pregnancy, but also increase her energy and help reduce risks of postnatal depression. Most doctors affirm that women are free to perform mild exercises whenever they feel comfortable doing so after pregnancy. For more intensive activities, new mothers should consult with their doctor to make sure they are in the clear. 

No matter how ready you are to lose weight after pregnancy, there are certain activities that should be avoided for at least six to eight weeks after pregnancy. These activities that put a mother at high risk for injury due to to much stress on joints after pregnancy include jogging, jumping, running and the like.

Regardless of what exercises you partake in after pregnancy, be aware of these warning signs that indicate that you should consult with a doctor immediately:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Extreme shortness of breath
  • Exhaustion after even mild exercise
  • Muscle soreness that does not go away within a day or two

Your Contour Shapewear After Pregnancy

Your Contour offers several options to help you regain your prenatal figure by wearing shapewear after pregnancy. Our Siluet PL1 Body Shaper is specifically designed for the period after delivery, helping restore your body to to its original shape and uses Latex drago that helps remove scars from the abdomen. More extra firm postpartum/postsurgical shapewear options include our Siluet PL2 Body Shaper, Siluet Capuchina Body Shaper, and Siluet Moca Body Shaper. In addition to these options for shapewear after pregnancy, our Siluet Mimosa Waist Cincher can help perfectly control, trim and shape your stomach!

Made for all shapes and sizes, Your Contour can help you avoid risky means to losing that pregnancy weight and getting back into your old figure!

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