A woman’s uterus has to make room for the growing baby, and so it enlarges over the pubic bone, and pushes out the abdomen during pregnancy, according to the Daily Mail. As a result, women can look up to six months pregnant after giving birth.
How long does it take to not look pregnant after giving birth?
But don’t worry – it’s a steady one. From the moment your baby is born, hormonal changes cause your uterus to contract, shrinking it back to its pre-pregnancy state. It takes six to eight weeks for your uterus to return to its normal size.
How long do you have a big belly after giving birth?
All women (even the Duchess of Cambridge!) have a bit of a belly for the first four to eight weeks after giving birth, as the uterus shrinks back to size. But for some of us, that “five months pregnant” look can last months or even years.
How pregnant do you look after giving birth?
YOU’LL STILL LOOK PREGNANT
In the first few weeks after giving birth, your skin and your stomach muscles are still stretched out, and your uterus is still likely the size of a cantaloupe. All that will make you look about six months pregnant for a couple of weeks (or even months) post-delivery.
Can you lay on stomach after birth?
“It can certainly feel good to lie on your stomach after birth. Doing that during pregnancy isn’t possible,” she says.
Why does your stomach get black after pregnancy?
These color changes happen because of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which your body produces in larger amounts to help your baby develop. Estrogen and progesterone stimulate cells called melanocytes in your skin, causing them to produce more melanin, the pigment that tans and darkens your skin.