Post-pregnancy belly

Matita - posted on 07/04/2013 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I have been reading a lot of conversations on post bellies and i was fit and a size 6 aus before having my baby and still after 6 months look like I'm pregnant and im still breastfeeding,i find it hard to believe all these moms have gone back to their original shape,little bit of honesty would be appreciated

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Vanessa - posted on 07/16/2013

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I had twins last year and my skin and belly was sooo stretched out I hated it! I started eating healthy and stayed somewhat active and it helped a little. Then I started using wraps and lost 4 inches and tightened and firmed my skin! So excited to have hope and not look like I'm 6 months pregnant all the time!

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Helene - posted on 08/05/2013

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Some lucky few drop all their pregnancy pounds and are back into their pre-preggo pants by six months, but most moms don't. But if your tummy is still very round, it might be a sign that you have diastasis recti, or that you still have a lot of functional weakness in your deepest abdominal muscle, your Transverse Abdominis, or TvA.
In either case, you should start rehab by re-building a foundation of strength back into your TvA. Then you should do specialized postpartum exercises that train the muscle to function as a stabilizer.
Don't do exercises like crunches, which work the external abs, as these exercises will prevent mid line closure and re-flattening of the abdomen after pregnancy.
To find more info about this, google my screen name and choose diastasis recti and postpartum abdominal reconditioning from the pull down menu.
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Melissa - posted on 08/04/2013

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Attention!!! Everyone that has cans of Infamil powdercans be extreamly careful always check the bottom of your babys bottle to see it there is pieces of metal shavings that sit in the bottom of the bottle! Please everyone do it for the sake of your child! I had a few almost all the cans i opened had metal or/and aluminum shavings in it! I am currently complaing everywhere i can!

Yevette - posted on 07/29/2013

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Diet has a lot to do with weight loss! if you are bf and eating for three, you will LOOK like three. so, if you cut your calories down so you are not over eating what you use or do (back to work, stay at home, breast feeding..) and eat healthy foods and drinks. I was 160/165lbs when I became pregnant the first time. bf until a few mo shy of 3yrs. was pregnant, held 150/155lbs before 2nd pregnancy. and 2nd is just about 2mo old. MY TUMMY STICKS OUT!!! Like last time was great, I had a 4 inch by 4 inch by maybe 2 inches thick wrinkly pooge around my belly button, that eventually went back in... pregnancy can run a muck on a woman's body! :,( ...........this time, I'm being told that I need to strengthen my stomach to get it back... hmm okay, I'm willing to play that game, if I can to military for two segments of 3 yrs active duty, this will be just fine. I have hope, and understanding that it won't be "over night". The Effort put IN will show in good TIME! and the wrap thing sounds good to me! good luck to us all, and NEVER give up! (unless there is harm involved, keep it all w/in reason! ) :) :D Another thing to do is to get a group of parents together for support and moral strength!

Di - posted on 07/26/2013

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I feel the same. I am 3 months post and BF. After my first it honestly took 18 months to get back my waist with diet and exercise. I'm hoping I get there again. I only lost the first 20 in the first few weeks this time and my doc says (and most of us) that when you finish bf your hormones level out and the last 15 come off. I keep telling myself to be patient.....it took nine months to get here and it will take twice that to get it back.

Mandy - posted on 07/23/2013

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After my first I had a mild depression, so loosing weight didn't happen, with my second the dr's were worried about how little weight I gained the whole pregnancy, and I was actually thinner than before I got pregnant, but I was stressed and went back to work early, with my 3rd had normal weight gain, breast fed only a short time due to complications and am very active. I probably don't eat as healthily as I used to but am eating healthy and varied diet and am struggling to loose the baby belly. My youngest is 16 months old. Actually had a friend as me when I was due, and I am not. So it depends on a host of things. At this stage I would worry more about getting enough snuggle time with baby, with your partner and getting enough sleep. The rest will come when you are content and well rested. Cheers and congrats on the baby.

Cheyanne - posted on 07/15/2013

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Well I am only a month out of my pregnancy but can tell you I will never be the same size again. I used to wear a size five now I'm into sevens and those are still a bit tight. I'm not complaining but would love to get back in shape. I'm also breastfeeding and thought that this would help me lose more weight but I haven't lost pound since I got home.

Lucy - posted on 07/15/2013

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I have a friend who went straight back to her old clothes after delivery. My sister has always been thin and petite. It took some work after her first to get back to her size 4/6. She then had twins, her waist size went back with hard work but her hips stayed wide. After her fourth she struggles with her weight to be healthy. She HAS to watch her diet and exercise routine or she starts putting weight back on. I have always been bigger and when twin boys with breastfeeding and dieting I was able to lose baby weight in 3 months. I got back to a size 10 but I put it back on when I started taking postpartum medication and stopped breastfeeding. Even 2 years after delivery I was still at least a pant size bigger or more.

Ems - posted on 07/14/2013

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My baby is 11 months and still I haven't shed off my post bellies. I am not worried and frustrated though since it really takes time to get rid of those just like when I had my 1st and 2nd child. Proper diet and nutrition is what you need during breastfeeding. It is also essential for your baby's health to get the right nutrients.

Sarah - posted on 07/04/2013

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Hey. It took me a year to get back to normal and that was hard work. Be gentle on yourself it does take time. X

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