A mother’s apron develops as the result of a woman’s skin and abdominal muscles stretching during pregnancy and not shrinking back to her pre-pregnancy state after she gives birth, leaving the loose skin behind.
The Mom’s Apron is also referred to as a: “stomach flap”, “belly flap”, “belly apron”, “the overhang”, “the pouch”, or “belly pooch”.
While this slang term may evoke warm childhood memories of mom baking cookies and apple pie, it is actually a disparaging term.
Many women obsess over their postpartum appearance, especially their belly flab, and it can often be the object of shame and body hatred.
The reality is that little pudge you have is completely natural and there for a reason.
Bottom line? For most women, just being patient and giving your body a little time is all it takes to go back to its natural state.