Losing the baby weight?

Jenna - posted on 12/19/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I'm a little discouraged because I haven't lost any of my baby weight and my daughter was born almost 6 months ago. I only gained 12 pounds during my pregnancy, but at my 2 week check up in July I had lost about 30 pounds. However, since my daughter was 8 weeks early she had to stay in the NICU. Due to the stress of having her away from me and in the hospital, I've gained back all that weight and currently weigh the same I did when I went into the hospital to have her. Is anyone else having difficulty losing the weight? Help!

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Nicole - posted on 12/20/2009

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My baby is 6 months old and I only just started to think about losing some weight. I didn't weigh myself at all before, during, or after my pregnancy (too stressful), but I know that I still have a fair bit of weight to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight as I can't fit into my old clothes.



I've just started to watch my calories a week ago. I've only really cut out the cake or slab of chocolate I was eating every day and I lost 1.2kg last week.



Try not to worry about it. It's not such a terrible problem really and with some effort you will be able to lose some. Just try to go power walking with your pram every day or every second day and try to cut out junk food.



Good luck. :)

Trista - posted on 12/20/2009

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did you know that breat feeding helps you to lose weight. i had my daughter over a year ago and i still am trying to lose all my baby fat. i thinks its easier said than done sometimes especially if life is stressful but my dad did the biggest loser diet and it worked wonders on it he lost like 96lbs in a year.

Sarah - posted on 12/20/2009

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Unfortunately I gained like 50 pounds during my pregnancy, but a lot of it was water weight from swelling and I also had polyhydros or extra amniotic fluid, and one week after I gave birth I had lost 30 lbs! My baby is 3 weeks old now, and I lost 2 more lbs since then as I JUST started exercising, so i still have like 18 or so to go. I hope it won't be too difficult!!!

Catherine - posted on 12/19/2009

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I also had twins and have lost alot of weight but still have 20 to go. I think with 2 its easier...I actually forget to eat! and im always moving. with my first son i gained 60 and lost it all in 7 months...dont be hard on yourself and take your baby out in the stroller..its good for you both mentally and physically

Frances - posted on 12/19/2009

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I had my twins in Sept of this year and I lost all my baby weight which was 40 lbs and I am back I my weight that I was in High School. I just put myself on an intake diet I made up and a vitamin program.

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