Will the stomach ever go back to pre-baby form?
Yes, yes, yes and if anyone has ever told you otherwise come and see me. The most important thing is to take it slow and make sure you reengage your abdominals the right way. If you have had abdominal separation after birth, make sure there is no flexion of your upper spine (no chest lifts or sit-ups) when working out until it is closed.
If done the right way, it takes about three months for the abdominal wall to reengage. But I work to a nine-month calendar. Nine months pregnant and nine months to recover and get your body back. If the abdominal connection is rushed, the separation can remain and you may never fully achieve a closed abdominal wall. Some people think it is not possible but it is. It really upsets me to think that as females we think we cannot regain our pre-baby body and that we are always going to have a saggy tummy with little or no tone. The only reason this would happen is if you do not “close the gap" and you train your abdominal wall to remain apart.