Sagging skin is a result of changes in a woman's body during pregnancy. Sagging skin cannot be prevented entirely but it can be controlled. Skin sags after being stretched during pregnancy. Stretching is caused by the hormonal fluctuations in a pregnant woman's body. During pregnancy a woman's breast grow larger, her uterus grows larger and her general body mass index rises. To reduce sagging after pregnancy, a woman must prevent excess weight gain during pregnancy. Some weight gain is inevitable but should be controlled. In general, a pregnant woman should not gain more than 40 pounds.
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Control your diet. When pregnant some weight gain is expected and the average woman should gain in the area of 25 to 35 pounds. Avoid high-calorie food and drink, such as soft drinks and fast food.
Exercise on a routine basis. Exercising during pregnancy is beneficial for both mother and child. The exercise should not be too strenuous and should be done on a routine schedule. Exercise keeps the metabolism fast and gives the cardiovascular system a boost as well.
Drink plenty of water (eight glasses a day). Water is essential in keeping the skin's elasticity and helping it recover after childbirth.