Critical Steps To Stopping Postpartum Bloating

Critical Steps To Stopping Postpartum Bloating

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Additionally, I am not a doctor; just a mama basing this information off my own experiences as a mother, athlete, and prior research. Please consult your doctor before proceeding with any of the following information!

Bloating after pregnancy can be one of the most frustrating, uncomfortable, and sometimes painful problems women can go through. Sadly, it is so common (including in myself)! I remember many days, looking at myself in the mirror and seeing a baby-less belly that still looked 5 months pregnant. I was hard on myself, wondering how this could be happening after months of paying attention to my nutrition and focusing on fitness. 

Moreover, what I am trying to say here is, I get it. I understand the frustration you are going through and the everyday struggle that sometimes consumes you. However, I am also hear to tell you that there are simple steps to stop your, (I’m going to be honest), HORRIBLE bloating (and gas) postpartum tummy!

Why are you bloating?

One of the most common reasons for postpartum bloating is called Anal Incontinence. This is where a woman can not control her gas after giving birth. (I know, fun topic, right?) 

Furthermore, the way child birth affected your pelvic floor is what causes Anal Incontinence.

Additionally, bloating can generally be caused by the following elements as well:

  • Unhealthy gut/inflamation 
  • Certain foods
  • Lack of chewing food sufficiently
  • Swallowing a large amount of air
  • Constipation
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Eat Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Consume foods such as:

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Do Not Eat Inflaming Foods

Do not consume foods such as:

  • Fried food
  • Soda
  • Sugar
  • General cooking oils 
  • Red meat
  • processed meat
  • Foods containing dairy
  • Foods containing gluten
  • Alchohol

Now you’re thinking, “NO FUN”! 

Mama, this eating style is not forever. While removing these foods promotes a healthy diet and you can benefit from it in all seasons of life, give yourself grace in whatever you decide to do. Just do the best that you can!

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A "Beat Bloating" Supplement Routine

Taking inflammation and bloat reducing supplements can help tremendously! Certain supplements will boost your digestive system, while some will reduce inflammation. All in which, will impact the way you feel in a positive way!

Supplements to beat bloating:

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Great tips. I always figured that “bloated” look was just stretched out muscles that needed to make their way back to their original size.

    1. In some situations in can be, which is why it’s also important to focus on strengthening your lower abdominals! However, the foods you eat or don’t eat can creat gas in your belly as well as how your birthing experience went. (:

  2. I’m 4 months pp so this is really interesting for me. I’ll be adding some of those anti inflammatory foods to my diet especially pineapple and blueberries. I also definitely need to up my diet of leafy greens too.

    1. I’m so glad that this could help you! I love making a smoothie with blueberries and pineapple. I actually have a recipe for it on here (:
      Also, a great way to get your greens in is from a supplement! It makes it so easy!

  3. Thank you for your tips! I always turn to numeric and dark leafy greens to help reduce bloating

    1. Turmeric is magical! Make sure that you always pare it with a little bit of black pepper, otherwise it won’t react!

  4. I recently came to know about this from my cousin who is also facing the same issue. I am sure post will be really helpful to her.

    1. Oh yes! Please share it to her and let me know if it helps! (:

  5. I’ve never had children but I’m always looking for ways to stop bloat! All about those anti-inflammatory foods and taking collagen peptides has totally helped my digestion!

    1. Collagen peptides have changed my world! Also my digestive enzyme as well!

  6. This is so interesting! I’m not postpartum but I am bloated! My boyfriend just started implementing turmeric into his diet for his stomach issues so that would be an easy one for me to try!


    1. I definitely recommend incorporating turmeric into your diet! Make sure that you mix it with a tiny bit of black pepper, otherwise it won’t react!

  7. Great tips! I’ll have to bookmark this one for when I’m expecting!

    1. Thank you! Definitely! (:

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