Posted by LawtonMD on August 3, 2016
The role of motherhood is a constant balancing act. Not only do you have to consider how this new life will integrate with yours, but you have to settle on a schedule that works for both of you. Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to things like going back to work, taking a nap or even scheduling a little “me time” to help you achieve some post-baby goals.
With a new baby in tow, chances are our bodies aren’t the first things we think about when we wake up in the morning. Especially if nine months of pregnancy and a C-section or childbirth has wreaked havoc on our systems!
Once a routine is established and a sense of normality is restored to your household, it’s understandable to begin focusing on you and the sense of normal you want to restore within your own life. This typically starts with the post-pregnancy body.
All that stretching to the tummy and breast areas can leave a woman feeling deflated once she’s carrying that extra bundle in her hands and not in her belly. The lack of sleep that comes from discomfort due to pregnancy and a crying infant can also cause a new mom’s confidence to dip. This is why many women prefer to have a little work done after baby.
Dr. Tenley Lawton’s office generally recommends for new mothers to wait until about six months after they’ve given birth to undergo a Mommy Makeover. Mothers should also stop breast feeding three months prior to a Mommy Makeover, as all that activity can make it difficult to determine the natural size and shape of your breasts post-baby.
There are also real-life commitments to consider before scheduling a Mommy Makeover. While you will not be completely down and out, unable to care for your baby, there are realistic challenges you must consider. For example, the breasts and stomach muscles will needto time heal after surgery. This can make it difficult for some new moms to pick up or hold their children.
Like many activities that involve the body, both pregnancy and Mommy Makeovers can come down to timing. Be sure you have the help you need in place and a solid recovery strategy and then, just like with a new baby, you will undoubtedly be pleased with your decision and the years of fulfillment sure to follow!