Having children is a blessing for your life and your family, but for your body? Well, it’s kind of like getting hit by a train a few times, to put it simply. And for some women, the body doesn’t bounce back so well when they’re finished having children. What do you do when your post-baby body doesn’t meet your pre-baby expectations?

Traditional Approach: Diet and Exercise

There’s no doubt that having children around the house keeps you on your toes. Who has time to eat when you have to herd babies and toddlers? And chasing around kids is exercise, right? If you were lucky enough to be in good shape before you started procreating—and have a resilient figure—lack of proper meals and a whole lot of running around might be enough. For the rest of us, there’s the tried-and-true diet-and-exercise routine.

Let’s assume that you have the opportunity to go to the gym three to five days a week for an hour or more at a time. That sweating is doing wonders for your heart, muscles, bones, and metabolism. It probably is also helping to tone up the flab you acquired while you were growing a person inside yourself. So it’s not all for nothing.

While you’re getting your children’s meals ready each day, you’re somehow able to eat the recommended amount of calories and keep a few greens in your diet. The scale is reflecting your dedication and you’re either back to your goal weight or close to it, which is awesome. But for some reason, that doesn’t seem to be enough to get you feeling like “you” again.

The reality is, for most moms, diet and exercise just aren’t enough to create the body you want, the one that looks amazing in clothes and on the beach.

What’s Going on Here?

With commitment to eat well and get to the gym regularly, it can be pretty frustrating when you aren’t as confident in your appearance as you once were. The good thing is that it’s probably not all your fault. Our bodies can live through a lot, but all of that stretching and then going back to normal can wreak havoc—especially if you’ve birthed a few children. Just think of how you blow up a balloon and then let the air out—over and over. After a while, the balloon loses its elasticity. The same thing is happening to your body throughout childbirth.

How CoolSculpting Scottsdale Can Help

Through freezing fat cells with a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment in our comfortable boutique, we kill what you don’t want. Your body then naturally exits the fat over the course of the following months, leaving you with fewer inches in your tummy, hips, and thighs, those problem pregnancy areas.

How Bodify’s CoolSculpting Scottsdale is different is simple: we eliminate fat cells. Diet and exercise may reduce their size, but they’re still there. However, by freezing them, they are gone forever. And that leads to the return of the firmness you remember from before you had kids.

We invite you to take a look at our before-and-after pictures to see how other moms have gotten back to being themselves after they finished having children.

Keep the fun and silliness of kids, the house full of love and laughter, and get rid of unwanted inches. Then maybe you won’t feel as guilty when you skip the gym one day or eat one of your daughter’s animal crackers.