Some of the most frequently asked questions on BWDW are regarding the ABS after a C-Section or or how to get rid of a “poochie” looking stomach. Many women who give birth via C-section are caught off guard after delivery with their new abdominal “skin maze”—the dreaded pooch, scar tissue and in some cases lumpiness. But never fret or give up hope because there is an answer and the Abs Doc Egean Collins has the Solution for how to significantly improve that particularly stubborn area. After having your stomach area stretched from it normal configuration for nine months, it will take some work on your part. The key is an improved diet and complete lifestyle change (usually six to eight weeks) once you get the green light from your medical Doctor to start exercises.
Your doctor may have already recommended this for you, but your first few weeks after a C-section should be focusing on pelvic exercises you may have already been doing through your pregnancy. Contracting your pelvic muscles by holding it for three to five seconds, then releasing, relaxing and then repeating again.
Lie flat on your back, with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Place your fingers on your ears and point your elbows to your feet. Slowly inhale, contracting your abdominal muscles, then exhale and lift your head off the floor, bringing your chest to your knees. Hold for a second or two, then return to your starting position. Since you are recovering from major surgery, you may only be able to do a few repetitions at first. Work up to two or three sets of reps of eight to 10 each.
Lie flat on your back with your legs straight and parallel to the floor. Place your fingertips on your ears and point your elbows outwards. Inhale, then exhale, tilting your pelvis towards your chest, lifting your bottom off the floor. Hold for one to two seconds, then gradually relax and lower your bottom back to the floor. Repeat this exercises eight to 10 times.
After your C-section, you may find that you have skin hanging on your stomach. Strengthening your oblique muscles will help tighten up that loose skin. Lie on the ground with your feet on the floor. Put your hands on your ears, as you did to crunch, but instead twist to the side so the opposite elbow touches the opposite knee. Slowly twist back to the middle and lower yourself down. Repeat on the other side.