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How can I get my pre-pregnancy flat stomach back?
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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Swor
Dr. Michael Swor
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: ^ 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.).

In brief: ^ 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.).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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