5 doctors weighed in:

What is the best way to get a flat tummy again, after childbirth?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Time and fitness

It can take awhile for the skin and other soft tissues to firm back up.
Returning to pre-pregnancy weight can take time- though breast feeding and regular aerobic activity can help. Abdominal exercises can help tone the underlying muscles.

In brief: Time and fitness

It can take awhile for the skin and other soft tissues to firm back up.
Returning to pre-pregnancy weight can take time- though breast feeding and regular aerobic activity can help. Abdominal exercises can help tone the underlying muscles.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Dr. Lauren Elson
Thank
Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Trim the waist!

Keep your abdominal and posterior core muscles toned with repetitive activities and resistance.
If you are pear shaped, less calories in versus out will cause weight loss, which together with firming and toning exercises, will make you look as close as is possible-and that is close: apples (high waist, weight on center tendency) need to exercise as above and cut carbs to prevent internal "gut.".

In brief: Trim the waist!

Keep your abdominal and posterior core muscles toned with repetitive activities and resistance.
If you are pear shaped, less calories in versus out will cause weight loss, which together with firming and toning exercises, will make you look as close as is possible-and that is close: apples (high waist, weight on center tendency) need to exercise as above and cut carbs to prevent internal "gut.".
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors