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After the birth of your adorable child, the next thing on every mother's mind at that moment is to take care of the new baby and also know how to plan and make sure her tummy goes back to normal shape and size. But how many pounds will you weigh when you walk out of the delivery room? And how long will it take for you to get your pre-baby body back?

While the timeline is different for every woman and is based on a number of factors how much weight you gained while pregnant, whether or not you’re breastfeeding, your diet and exercise habits matters a lot there are certain weight-loss milestones you can mark on your calendar For some ladies they want the effect to be immediate forgetting that the process of forming that baby in your womb took about nine months to be completed and for the tummy and body to go back to normal shape it has to be a gradual thing, am a mum of three kids so I know how it feels, right now my tummy is ok but am still working on it though Lol..

Twenty-four hours after birth, women lose an average of 12 pounds almost immediately after giving birth. “You have the baby, lose blood, fluids, amniotic fluid in this 24-hour period, your postpartum “pooch” is already starting to go down. In other words, a lot of that baby weight was…baby.

Seven days after childbirth you’re still losing a lot of the fluids, meaning you’re still losing weight. But don’t get on a scale just yet, focus on how your clothes fit instead of what the scale some doctors will suggest.

Exclusive breastfeeding may also play a huge role in weight loss: While women are advised to consume a more calories a day if they are nursing, they often lose more weight after giving birth. “Women tend to lose more weight after birth if they are breastfeeding because breastfeeding consumes calories,” says Ashley Roman, MD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center. But Krieger notes that this isn’t true for everyone. “Some women may lose weight quicker than others whether or not they are breastfeeding,” she says. 

Fourteen days later I don’t think any new mom should weigh themselves yet during the first two weeks, when you still might be establishing breastfeeding and “your hormones are starting to come down.” In other words, you’re still in that “baby blues” period where seeing an undesired number on the scale might send you straight into tears!  “The number on the scale is usually not reflective of body fat, so don’t discourage yourself. It’s recommended you measure your waist with a measuring tape once a month to track inches instead of pounds.

One month later, It almost sounds too good to be true, but it’s common for new moms to lose as many as 20 pounds in the month after delivery, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Since most women are advised to gain more  pounds while pregnant, one month later, you might be almost back to your pre-baby size!
So trying to take one medication or the other just to slim down or lose tummy fat it’s not really necessary for me, I will advise you concentrate on taking care of yourself, feeding well, breastfeeding your baby and leaving healthy as time goes on then you can start some minor exercise before you know it you will be back to your pre-baby shape.

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Source: fitpregnancy.com

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