Monday Apr 22, 2024

79 |Still Looking Pregnant? 10 Things Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Your Postpartum Belly

Show Notes for Episode 79: Still Looking Pregnant? 10 Things Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Your Postpartum Belly

Hey there, beautiful mamas! Welcome back to the podcast. Today, we're diving into a topic that many of us find ourselves puzzled over after giving birth - why does it look like I'm still pregnant, and why didn't anyone warn me about this?

The Great Transition: Pregnancy does a number on our bodies. Hips widen, rib cages shift, organs play musical chairs, and the baby arrives. But contrary to what some of us might hope, our bellies don't just "deflate" overnight. A lot is going on under the surface that keeps that postpartum belly around longer than expected.

Personal Insight: I was that mom who stayed active during pregnancy. Walks, core training, weights - you name it. But even with all that effort, my belly didn’t bounce back immediately after birth. And that’s perfectly okay. I am addressing why in this episode of New Mom Naturopath!!

We’ll explore these points in depth, backed by recent studies and a bit of motherly wisdom, to give you a comprehensive understanding of what’s happening to your postpartum body and why it's all part of the incredible process of bringing life into the world.

Remember, mamas, everybody is unique, and the journey to “recovery” or “normalcy” post-birth is not a race. It’s a deeply personal journey that deserves compassion and understanding, both from the world and ourselves.

Ready to dive deeper and embrace your body's journey? Press play, and let’s get into it together. You’re not alone on this journey, mama.



  • Fukano M, Tsukahara Y, Takei S, Nose-Ogura S, Fujii T, Torii S. Recovery of Abdominal Muscle Thickness and Contractile Function in Women after Childbirth. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021.
  • Fan C, Guidolin D, Ragazzo S, Fede C, Pirri C, Gaudreault N, Porzionato A, Macchi V, De Caro R, Stecco C. Effects of Cesarean Section and Vaginal Delivery on Abdominal Muscles and Fasciae. Medicina (Kaunas). 2020.

Comments (0)

To leave or reply to comments, please download free Podbean or

No Comments

Copyright 2023 All rights reserved.

Podcast Powered By Podbean

Version: 20240320