Recover Your Figure After Pregnancy

The nine wonderful months of pregnancy take their toll on the body of the woman after delivery: the hips are widened, the abdomen swells and the gut is flaccid, the breasts increase and fall without mercy by the law of gravity … What perceptible changes at sight originate in the body during pregnancy? How to make them recover their original appearance? Here is the crux of the matter: patience, good food, exercise and specific postpartum treatments. First, let’s review what changes and you have to “go back to your site”. If you want to have that figure before being a mom you have to admit that it is a complicated task, but not impossible, it is faster if you decide on a mommy makeover Tijuana Mexico.

The abdomen
Baby’s home for nine months, the abdomen increases in size at the expense of the uterus. Uterine height has been a classic marker for determining gestational age and growth pathology. Although today, with ultrasound, has gone into the background. The shape of the belly varies a lot from one woman to another, it depends on other factors besides the pregnancy itself, such as the tone of the abdominal muscles, previous children, maternal obesity ….

woman face

On the face may appear the so-called “mask of pregnancy”: its scientific term is chloasma or melasma. They are areas of the face and neck that darken, especially during the second trimester. Sometimes she appears without being pregnant in women who are taking contraceptives. It is very frequent, up to 75% of women have it to some degree. It is advisable to use sun protection in these areas if they are going to be exposed to the sun to prevent their appearance. Most often it disappears after pregnancy, but 10% may remain. In this case you can consult a dermatologist as there are treatments available to eliminate or attenuate it. The treatment of chloasma in pregnancy is not recommended, as some medications can be toxic to the baby, because of all this, exposure to ultraviolet (UVA) sessions should be avoided in pregnancy, as it may favor the appearance of These pigmentary lesions Apart from that, the body warming associated with these sessions is not beneficial, and a decrease in folic acid levels has been demonstrated by said exposure.

The weight
We must be very clear that the goal during pregnancy is to gain weight, not lose it. However, this does not mean that there is no limit to the weight gain. Over the years, the tips to gain weight during pregnancy have changed drastically. Currently, women of normal height and weight are advised to gain weight from 11 to 15 kilos. Although this range is ideal, the weight gain should be analyzed progressively in conjunction with your doctor. There are factors that modify the recommended weight gain, such as pre-pregnancy weight, if the pregnant woman suffers from some underlying pathology, complications during pregnancy or if the pregnancy is single or multiple.

The rate of weight gain is not the same throughout the pregnancy. In the first quarter, the weight gain is less exaggerated, so you should earn 0.5 to 1 kilo each month. This means that by week 20, you must have gained approximately 4 kilos. From the second quarter, the ideal would be to gain 0.5 kilos each week. Absolutely, obesity (body mass index above 30) can increase the risk to the mother and the baby.

Stretch marks
Stretch marks tend to appear at the end of the second trimester. Up to 90 percent of stretch marks appear in white skinned women, they are rare in black or Asian women. First appear violaceous bands, especially in the abdomen, but can also appear in thighs, arms, breasts, armpits and buttocks. Gradually they become paler in color. They can be accompanied by itching in the affected area. Most tend to be attenuated after delivery, but do not usually disappear altogether.