If you’re a Mum or soon to be, it can be daunting how much our bodies change over the course of pregnancy. After having a baby we change from the inside out, everything from the clothes we wear, breast shape, hip width and weight fluctuation. If you’re looking for strategies to bounce back  post-pregnancy we spoke to the founder of Curve Sculpting about what some women are doing to help them feel like themselves again postpartum.

However she stresses to be gentle with yourself when implementing these tips

Waist Trainers

This is one of the biggest secrets of women in the spotlight, wearing waist trainers post-partum to train their stomachs. During pregnancy our abdominal muscles in the front detach, but waist trainers can help with this. Waist trainers have been growing in popularity over the past few years due to their many benefits to both posture, weight loss, and postpartum support.

New mamas swear wearing waist trainers help them bounce back to their pregnancy shape and weight faster. The waist trainer supports the Jell-O core (After birth) and makes it feel the organs are returning to their anatomically appropriate locations. Wearing a waist trainer can help gain back strength to the stomach.

Alongside with a healthy diet and regular exercise, wearing a waist trainer will definitely help you get your body feeling like itself again. Speak to a healthcare professional prior to wearing one if you are nearly post partum.

Get the help you need

When you come to the realisation that you’re responsible for another human being, it can be extremely daunting, with some mothers struggling with anxiety over numerous things.

This  is why it is important to get the help you need and accept any help given to you from your partner, family or friends. Even if it’s just a few hours a week, having an extra set of hands to assist you with chores around the house or grabbing some necessities from the shops, that help can go a long way, when you’re caring for another person.

This help can be in the form of speaking to a mental health specialist, getting your partner to mind the kids so you can go for a walk, the gym or even getting in a sitter so you can have a moment to yourself.

Kegels Exercises

The extreme changes that our bodies go through during pregnancy can cause a lot of changes that we may not even realise. Post pregnancy is it very common to have bladder problems, due to the pushing or a vacuum assisted childbirth.

Performing regular kegel exercises can help regain strength in your pelvic floor muscles which will help regain bladder control.

Retinol for stretch marks

If you’re worried about stretch marks during pregnancy, then using vitamin A creams, such as Retinoid can help minimise the appearance of stretch marks. It’s important to do this when the marks are pink as once the lines fade to white it may be too late for the cream to work, as the lines are more than a few months old.

Keep moving

If you’ve had a C-section, exercise is usually off limits for the first few weeks, and if you have had a natural birth, you will also be encouraged to go easy on your workout routine.

However, it is important to speak with your doctor about exercise and when it is safe for you to do so. Going for a walk/stroll (even if it’s around the house or back yard) will help you feel like yourself again, plus it will also boost your mood and has also been proven to help ease symptoms of depression.

Curves Sculpting

Entrepreneur Yen Japney has revolutionised the waist trainer with her brand Curves Sculpting.

She has created a design that moulds perfectly to the body, made from a super comfortable latex with a cotton lining, the waist trainer will flatten the stomach, while accentuating your waist, hips and bust.

  • It is the first waist trainer with a curve under your bust so it doesn’t push your bust up too high
  • Material is 100% natural latex made with cotton so it is softer on the skin
  • It comes down a little lower to also cover the top and bottom pouch on your tummy which evens out your curved exactly where you need to get the S shape
  • 9 steel bones to help with back posture. If you’re sitting down crouching all the time this really helps you.