In women we spend our whole lives concerned with hiding blessed cellulite and stretch marks and few know that cellulite in pregnancy tends to get much worse due to the increase in hormones. During pregnancy there is a very large increase in the production of estrogen, which is the female hormone responsible for the distribution of fat cells in our body.
As the production of hormones during pregnancy is much above normal, the body will accumulate in the areas most likely to deposit localized fats, obstructing the lymphatic drainage system and weakening the tissues that will cause cellulite to appear, so care must be taken during the period of pregnancy. For moms who lead a healthy life with exercise and good nutrition before becoming pregnant and do not have a very large weight gain during pregnancy, they will not have so much problem with cellulite during pregnancy. Because cellulite shows that the cells of the body are not good to accommodate weight gain , having a healthier and more prepared body will not be so risky.
What Can I Do to Ease Cellulite in Pregnancy?
If the woman already has cellulite normally, it may be that it is genetic or even from the bad diet that follows, but there are ways to alleviate it and prevent it from arising even more during the period of pregnancy. Here are some tips:
Include in your menu foods rich in vitamins A, C and E, they are great assistants for skin control, in addition to foods rich in omega 3 fat that help with skin elasticity.
Make an exfoliating massage in the bath, with a soft loofah making circular movements throughout the body, especially in the thighs, buttocks, arms and waist where more fats accumulate. This will help to break down fat deposits below the skin, eliminating it in the blood and preventing cellulite.
Drink lots of water. In addition to hydrating the body, water will prevent toxins from forming in your body and prevent fluid retention.
In addition to these tips, the pregnant woman can keep herself moving by practicing physical exercises that will help her health, such as yoga and water aerobics. A good diet is essential and it is advisable to reduce coffee consumption, because in addition to contributing to the orange peel effect on the skin, it is identified as a major cause of dehydration of cells in the body. Another drink that is increasingly known, is green tea. It is recommended to take one cup a day to help detox the body , being a food rich in oxidants. It helps to control blood sugar levels, obviously it should be taken in moderation.
Ideally, women should control their weight gain during pregnancy , eat healthy and maintain a healthy routine by exercising. The use of creams for cellulite is not advised during pregnancy, as it contains abortive substances, so it is always good to receive advice from your doctor to use any treatment.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.