- 65 percent of new moms said they expected to be back to their pre-pregnancy weight by their baby's first birthday. But when moms of 1- to 2-year-olds were polled, over half of them were still carrying at least a few extra pounds.
- One to two years after having their baby, 86 percent of women say their stomach still has not returned to normal.
- Over half of survey takers confessed that their body image has gotten worse since they became a mother.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Being a mother is one of the greatest joys in life. However, pregnancy and childbirth may cause tremendous stress to a woman's body. For nine months, we endure the many unpleasant pregnancy related symptoms but after the baby is born, our stomachs may still appear pregnant, strectch marks remain and our hair starts to thin. Unfortunately, most of us hardly have any time or energy left to improve the physical aftermath as life with a newborn is exhausting.
While most new mothers can still use the "I just had a baby" excuse for up to a year, but if post-baby body bounce back does not happen as expected, there is the option of non-surgical Mommy Makeover procedures that can help rejuvenate your body and restore your self confidence.
Photo source : People Magazine
Celebrities who managed to bounce back to their pre-pregnant shape, often just weeks after giving birth create additional pressure on women to lose weight quickly.
A survey done by BabyCentre, a parenting website involving 7,000 women with newborns to 4-year-olds suggested :