What's the best way to treat a post pregnancy "pouch"?

My wife just had a our little girl and is really depressed about her post pregnancy stomach. Our little girl is only 3 wks old, so I told her it would take some time. How long will she be "bloated" and what should she do to minimize her pouch?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It will take some time for everything to adjust. The body won't recover totally for months to come. A good exercise for the'pouch' is to lay on her back, extend out her legs vertically and move her legs like she is riding a bike. Good luck.

    Source(s): Had a pouch too. Part of being a Mommy.
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  • 1 decade ago

    this is normal.

    Right now she should relax and take it easy!

    in a few weeks try exercising with the baby!

    There are video tapes that incorporate baby and mommy excercises, It is actually an awesome concept, & promotes mommy and baby time! and mommy feels good about herself!

    you could check on line for this type of video, google it.

    yes, it takes some time, breastfeeding helps too by the way...to make the uterus go back to size faster.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Tell her that her little belly will go down in awhile. It takes a little time for the tissues and skin to go back to normal providing she didn't gain a ton of weight. If she did, it will take a little longer including some re-arranging of her caloric intake to be decide by her doc in the event of breast feeding. Tell her not to be depressed about it. It is totally normal for a few months. The best thing that YOU can do is compliment her and tell her how much you love her and that you care so very much about her. Her esteem is very important, particularly at this postpartum period. And, congrats to both of you on your new baby.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    that pregnancy pouch never fully goes away for some people

    mine still hasnt 17 months later after having my daughter :[ it has to a bit..but not like id want

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    pilates for abs. eat right and just wait, time will reduce the pouch a little but exercise and eating habits will help with toning and weight loss.

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