How to Get Rid of Hanging Belly After C Section Naturally

how to get rid of hanging belly after c section

How to get rid of a hanging belly after a c-section naturally without surgery, liposuction, tummy tuck, cool sculpting, or mommy makeover procedures?

Although surgical correction can change you in minutes, for long-lasting results, you need to get rid of the extra fast naturally.

This can be frustrating in the early stages but with some extra effort, you will start seeing a change.


Childbirth itself is a very painful and difficult process that women go through. But apart from the pain that childbirth brings, a hanging belly is a very common issue for women after pregnancy.

Women giving birth through C-sections often face this issue. It destroys the proper body shape every woman wishes for.

The hanging belly is the extra skin and fats that you acquire during pregnancy. Once the belly distension by the fetus is no more there, your body will automatically try to come to its natural contour and shape.

However, this may take some time. For some people hanging belly can become a permanent issue, especially if they do not strive to get back to their normal shape.

You may also like to read:

Causes of hanging belly:

Are you constantly trying to find a solution to your hanging belly? Being tense about it will only worsen the situation as you just have gone through surgery and your body needs proper care to fulfill the protein and other nutrient demands.

There are many causes of a hanging belly:

  • After giving birth, excess body fluids are retained in the body causing the hanging of the belly which is automatically treated when the body loses fluids after some weeks.
  • Pregnancy also causes the stretching of muscles which even worsens the look of a hanging belly.
  • The stretched uterus also regains its original shape after some weeks so taking stress just increases the hanging of the belly.
You may also like to read:

How to get rid of a hanging belly after a c-section naturally?

Getting rid of a hanging belly after a C-section naturally requires some effort and changes in your lifestyle.

Your body tries to get back to the pre-pregnancy shape by itself. Adding a little extra effort will help you recover fast.

Here are some tips to get rid of a hanging belly after a C-section:

  • Healthy diet

Diet plays a significant role in losing weight. So keep conscious about your diet. Always try to take a healthy diet and such foods which not only provide you with nutrition but also fulfill your wish to eat tasty food.

There are many such foods such as fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables, especially with low glycemic index and extra fiber.

Also include foods rich in proteins such as meat, pulses, fish, etc. Include almonds, cashews, and nuts in your diet.

Use iron-rich foods in your diet as iron increases your hemoglobin level helping you heal faster.

Eat dairy products as they are very rich in calcium, iron, and vitamins.

You may also like to read:
  • Drink water

Try to drink plenty of water. Drink at least 10 to 15 glasses of water per day as water is a very good antioxidant and reduces body weight as it increases milk production and thus lactation.

  • Exercise

There is no need to do very hard exercises as you recently have gone through a C-section. Simply start walking slowly as it burns sufficient calories that can be burnt in such a condition.

As you start recovering from pain and wounds, you can do hard exercises on your stomach and abdomen which helps you burn sufficient calories to be normal and get rid of extra belly fat.

Those exercises may include a brisk walk, stomach exercises, crunches, planks, side heels, etc but it is safe to do only when you are fully recovered and avoid any exercises putting extra force on muscles.

You may also like to read:
  • Rest

Rest is very essential to losing body weight and a hanging belly. People may think that rest might increase their weight and fats but on the contrary, it helps you lose more weight.

It is necessary to take at least 7-8 hours of rest and sleep every day. Though it is difficult with the baby it is very important as rest speeds up your metabolism and increases the production of necessary hormones.

Rest enhances wound healing and provides you with mental peace.

  • Using exercise belt

Using an exercise belt while exercising proves to be very effective as it holds the stomach muscles and provides more strength. Wearing it while exercising helps you lose belly fat and thus hang belly with more safety.

You may also like to read:
  • Massage

Massage helps to reduce belly fat. Massage your belly with oils such as olive oil, palm oil, castor oil, etc which are very helpful for the skin and help in the healing process.

Massaging daily helps you reduce hanging belly as it enhances lymphatic drainage and decreases swelling by removing excess fluids and providing your muscles extra power.

It also increases the healing process as it increases immunity by improving blood flow and reduces pain while stretching as oils act as lubricants.

  • Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is necessary for a newborn as it provides them with all essential nutrients that help in their growth and development.

Babies should be fed for at least the first 30 weeks (6 months). It is not only necessary for a newborn but also very helpful for mothers.

It helps them lose weight rapidly as it approximately causes a loss of 500 extra calories. It also causes releases of oxytocin which helps the mother to regain uterus size which was previously increased due to stretching of muscles.

-Take supplements for breast augmentation-

You may also like to read:
  • Foods to avoid

There are certain foods you should avoid to lose fat and body weight. These foods increase your belly fat even more after a C-section. Thus ensure to avoid all these drinks and foods while trying to get rid of a hanging belly:

  • Avoid the use of alcohol as it decreases the production of breast milk.
  • Avoid eating spicy foods.
  • Stop yourself from drinking citrus drinks as they may cause gas.
  • Refrain from eating peas, pulses, besan, etc as they may cause gas.
  • Avoid the use of foods rich in carbohydrates as they increase weight drastically.
  • Yoga

Do yoga as it strengthens your muscles and shapes your body. It helps to relieve stress and treat emotional disturbances.

There are different yoga poses such as Bhujanga Asana, Suryanamaskar, etc which put pressure on your abdominal muscles and cause loss of belly fat after the C section but first consult your doctor for the right poses of yoga that don’t disturb your wounds.

You may also like to read:

What do you think?

Written by Dr. Ahmed

I am Dr. Ahmed (MBBS; FCPS Medicine), an Internist and a practicing physician. I am in the medical field for over fifteen years working in one of the busiest hospitals and writing medical posts for over 5 years.

I love my family, my profession, my blog, nature, hiking, and simple life. Read more about me, my family, and my qualifications

Here is a link to My Facebook Page. You can also contact me by email at or at My Twitter Account
You can also contact me via WhatsApp 🙏

how to lose weight while breastfeeding

How to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding?

Aspire assist weight loss

Aspire Assist Weight Loss Procedure: Effectiveness and Surprising Side Effects