How to Lose Weight After Pregnancy

How to Get Rid of Baby Fat

Looking for the best weight loss pill after pregnancy? Your method of contraception could sabotage your weight loss plans. Most methods of contraception are packed with artificial hormones which can mess up you natural balance some resulting in serious weight gaining. I personally have learnt a lot through trial and error, this article will shed some needed light for you.

Contraceptive Pills

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Most methods contain artificial hormones that could sabotage any weight loss program you may try. You will experience a sudden weight gain on top of baby fat. Joining the gym to try out the best exercise for pregnancy weight loss but, depending on commitments sometimes, it is hard to get the time to go to the gym during the postnatal period. I am a strong believer in allowing the body to heal before jumping into heavy training.

Baby weight/fat can be stubborn to lose when you have a hidden enemy working against your progress. You may have used the same contraception method before pregnancy and it worked fine, but after childbirth, if you use the same one and there is a cause of concern, bear in mind that your body goes through a rollercoaster of change. Don’t be afraid to switch it up.

Postnatal Depression

Postnatal depression is another sign and symptom that comes with artificial hormones. For other women, Is it not shocking that contraception is not picked up as a cause of postnatal depression. Beware of the guest of convenience that you invited into your body while trying to avoid another bump. I have once experienced serious mood swings when I tried the oral contraceptives after my first pregnancy, at that time I had no knowledge of the artificial hormones until the mood swings started.

Side Effects for Contraceptive Pills

pill-1884775_1920The bad experience I had with the pill was the emotional roller coaster and some people have skin breakouts and other physical side effects but I had emotional breakdowns when you are emotionally down sometimes it increases your appetite. I was always down and a proper witch, I did not want to be touched.

I just could not be in the mood for intimacy, whenever I would try to be intimate, my vagina would be the great Sahara. It didn’t make sense at first. I just figured “there goes my sex life” because they used to warn me that a baby will take away your sex life in many ways than one. Until someone suggested the contraception issue to me, that was when I had the lightbulb moment. I stopped the pill instantaneously and sorted other means of contraception, this time trying to get less artificial hormones or better yet none at all. In a couple of weeks, I was feeling like myself again.

There is hope

mother-84628_1920After explaining my ordeal with the pill to my doctor, and he confirmed that these are common side effects but some people consciously and others subconsciously choose to live with them.

I knew I couldn’t live like that so I asked about “non-hormonal” choices available since I had become “educated through the course of oral contraception”.

I thought I was asking for the impossible but there actually is non-hormonal methods of contraception. The one I opted for was the copper coil IUD. It was the best decision I ever made with regards to contraception, it has initial side effects in its period of settling down such as cramping and a heavier flow but once it had settled I had found myself a best friend. I was never moody or felt robbed of my energy. You can still enjoy motherhood when you decide to get on top of things.

It’s always worth getting a second opinion from a health adviser… not every method is good or bad for everyone but if you suspect any of the above. You can explore the topic with your health adviser… because knowledge is freedom.

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