Should You Start Postpartum Exercises to Reduce your Tummy?

When, Why & How

Fasiha Imran
5 min readOct 10, 2021


Should You Start Postpartum Exercises to Reduce your Tummy?
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You may experience a different pregnancy. It depends on your circumstances how soon you can start exercising.

Exercises help you recover from the mental and physical stresses you get during the Postpartum period. It may take up to 6 months for you to recover.

Selecting exercises carefully is important else your pains can become worse.

Normally, the muscles get back to their place right after birth, but sometimes this may not be the case for you.

How much weight do you gain during pregnancy?

Your weight should be between 11 and 40 pounds if you’re carrying one baby. For twins, it must be around 25 to 62 pounds.

But don’t worry as some of the weight automatically reduces after the process of delivery. The rest you can do with adopting a suitable workout routine.

Losing blood and fluids helps you reduce weight.

With little effort, it will shed away half of your increased pounds in the first month.

Uterus takes two weeks to be back to shrunken size. It also helps reduce your tummy.

Breastfeeding loses more pounds. To fulfill the requirements of baby’s milk, moms take 400 to 500 calories every day for 6 months.

Moms who continue breastfeeding for over 3 months reduce more weight than those who don’t.

Only with mums, gaining 35 or more pounds requires 10 months to 2 years for their normal size.

Select the right lifestyle plan

Your responsibility has now doubled. You need to take care of your healing with your new being.

Without compromising your health, you can adopt a healthy lifestyle, including a good diet and exercise plan.

Don’t indulge yourself in doing hard exercises after your delivery.

Your baby takes 9 months to stretch your muscles. Getting back to the normal shape and size will also take weeks and months, so be patient.



Fasiha Imran

Taking Small Steps to achieve my BIG Dreams. I write about Self-Improvement, Self-Awareness, Life Lessons, & Writing.