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How to Get a Flat Stomach After Pregnancy

Updated on February 1, 2011

Many women struggle when it comes to losing baby weight; especially baby stomach bulge. One reason why it is difficult to flatten your stomach after pregnancy is, the stomach muscles become relaxed, organs are dislodged. Therefore, the stomach tissue needs time to repair, one of the best ways of flattening the stomach after pregnancy is to bind the stomach. Belly binding has been an effective way of reducing baby belly bulge for centuries. Women in Africa and Asia have been doing it way before the commercial stomach binders came into existence. You don't have to spend a lot of money binding the stomach all you need is a few yards of cotton fabric. You can even use a sheet, the best thing to do is go to a fabric store and purchase a couple of yards of cotton fabric.


The day you give birth, ask a friend or family member to tightly wrap the fabric from the top of your ribs down to the bikini line. Wrap the fabric around several times, you can tie it in a knot at the back or, you could use a safety pin. Wear your belly bind for about eight hours a day. You can wear it for longer if you wish. Don't wear it to sleep as it can be quite restrictive.

Drink plenty of water

As well as binding your belly, it is a very good idea to make sure that you keep yourself hydrated. Drink at least eight large glasses of water on a daily basis. You can drink more if you wish but don't drink more than 10 glasses a day.

You don't need to do sit up's or stomach workouts for this to work. You can simply continue binding your stomach until your stomach is fully reduced.

Other ways?

If you are wondering are there any other ways besides doing endless sit ups to reduce your stomach fat. You are in luck, yes one of the best ways of flattening your stomach especially after pregnancy is, stomach vacuums. Bodybuilders have been using this technique for years and it works. All you have to do is, breathe in through your mouth and pull your stomach right in from the naval. Tense your stomach muscles, hold this position for 10 seconds and release. Repeat this as many times as you like throughout the day. Ideally you should be doing 10 reps a day. This technique combined with belly binding will reduce your stomach in no time.

Don't forget to drink plenty of water!


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      intriguewriter 3 years ago from worldwide

      yes it does work, you see results after a month.

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      kirsten 4 years ago

      Does yhe belly binding really work? and how long till u see results

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      Well, it should be because I had my baby two years ago too and it is working. So, just try it out and you should see some improvements if you stick to it.

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      Suellyn 6 years ago

      Do you suppose it will still be as effective 2 years post partum?