A 37-year-old member asked:
how can i get my pre-pregnancy flat stomach back?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Abdominal exercises: To get a flat tummy, a person must eat only as many calories as truly needed, so she can return to her pre-pregnant weight. At the same time, she must do several months of weight training with the abdominal muscles in order to build a strong "tube" of muscle that circles the abdominal contents, and holds everything in, when she stands up. Easier said than done, but definitely possible!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Michael Swor answered
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Our bodies are in a continuous state of change. We will never be the same, but you can come healthy diet and physical activity to achieve a new normal that you can be proud of.
Answered on May 6, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
^ exercise v weight: For a flat abdomen eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.).
Answered on Nov 2, 2013
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