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How to Care for the Body After Pregnancy

Pregnancy takes a massive toll on the body. The changes in the body after giving birth can be shocking to many new mothers. From chronic aches and pains to a weak bladder, there is a range of health complaints that develop as a result of carrying a child and giving birth. If you’re currently getting used to your new, post-pregnancy body, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few tips on how to deal with some of the most common concerns for new mothers.

  1. Stretch marks

Stretch marks are small scars that form when the body grows rapidly and the skin stretches. Roughly nine out of ten women will get stretch marks as a result of pregnancy. During pregnancy, it’s recommended that you moisturize your stomach with cocoa butter and eat plenty of vitamin C. After pregnancy, a cream containing vitamin A, E and D can help to speed up the skin’s healing process. Don’t worry, these marks tend to fade dramatically over time.

  1. Weak bladder

If you find yourself constantly running to the bathroom after giving birth, you aren’t alone. During delivery, your muscles around the pelvis weaken. After giving birth, your uterus shrinks rapidly putting extra pressure on the bladder. Be sure to do pelvic floor exercises regularly and avoid coffee and alcohol which can irritate the bladder. If you still experience a frequent urge to urinate a few months after giving birth, try a bladder support product.

  1. Hormonal acne

Adult acne is without a doubt one of the most frustrating and annoying problems to deal with. Many women experience nine months of glowing, clear skin during pregnancy, and are shocked by the sudden onset of nasty hormonal pimples. This is usually caused by a hormonal imbalance that will even itself out over time. Until your hormones go back to normal, invest in some cream with salicylic acid and try to use light-weight make-up.

  1. Lower back pain

Postpartum back pain is a frequent complaint. Pregnancy hormones loosen the ligaments and joints around the hips and pelvis. After giving birth, the body has to readjust. Doing some simple yoga stretches can help ease the pain. We also recommend using magnetic massage pads for your feet to alleviate the symptoms. Using the ancient practice of magnetic plantar reflexology, these insoles put light pressure on specific areas of the feet to help relieve pain in other areas of the body.

  1. Excess stomach and hip fat

While not an immediate health concern, excess weight can be difficult to come to terms with. Simple abs and glute exercises are the best way to start regaining your pre-pregnancy silhouette. Start slow with pelvic tilts, then move on to ab crunches. Try yoga or Pilates for a full-body workout that will not only tone the stomach but will also help your body to realign.


You may feel overwhelmed by the number of changes in your body after giving birth. Most of these issues will get better naturally over time. Try to enjoy the joys of motherhood and get to know your new baby. Rest assured, you’ll feel like yourself soon enough.