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April - posted on 06/02/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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If I was a size 6 pre-pregnancy will I be able to get back into a size 6? I'm currently a size 12 at 6 months... a modest size 12... I don't look like I'm six months... or a size 12... but sadly I am... =(

How hard is it to get back down to the size? And what is a good product to get back down to my "reg" size?

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Heather - posted on 06/06/2010

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Before baby #1 I was a 6 130lbs. After baby and shortly before I got pregnant with #2 I was a size 8 140 lbs. Was only able to nurse baby #1 for 4 months as she was having none of it. Baby #2 nursed til he was 15 months ant about the time he turned 1 I had to go out and buy myself some new size 6 pants. My old ones didn't fit right as things had definitely moved. Be healthy take care of yourself and your little one and you will get back to where u want to be. Good Luck momma!!

Keara - posted on 06/06/2010

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i wish i was ever a size 6... lol i started off at a size 13 weighing 180 lbs... i am now, at 29 weeks over 200lbs and i have no idea what my waist size is but i am wearing my fiance's hand me down shorts... i ballooned in the first few months and now i'm all belly so i'm hoping that with breastfeeding and some exercise after the baby i can get back to at least where i was or less, but i've always struggled with my weight... good luck to you and congrats on the baby!

Lindsay - posted on 06/06/2010

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It is possible my aunt has done it twice and she looks great.. but it takes time it doesnt all happen at once. If ur lucky ull lose quite abit after the baby is born but then just eat healthy and exersice to get back to that size.. aim for the size u want.. but be healthy about getting there :D

Joanna - posted on 06/05/2010

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I was a size 5 pre-pregnancy, and 3 months post-partum I was down to a size 3, 9 months post partum I was a size 0/1. I breastfed for 3 weeks, which helps, but I was also suffering from post-partum depression and not really eating, and then I Was put on Paxil which also took a lot of weight off. I wasn't happy about losing all the weight (I missed my curves), and wished I could have gone through the post-partum healing naturally, even if it meant having extra weight that I wasn't used to.

Nicole - posted on 06/03/2010

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You may get back down to your pre-pregnancy size, but shape is another story! I was a size 6-ish pre-baby, I wore a size 10 3 months after he was born (I got tired of feeling frumpy in my sweatpants and bought real pants!), and was back down to a size 6 by the time he was 9 months old. However, my hips are slightly wider (and I had a C-section so I didn't even push him out!) and my once perky C-cups are now saggy barely C-cups from a year of breastfeeding. So with diet and exercise you will get back down to your size, but your body will never be the same as it was before you had a baby.

Felicia Neikolle - posted on 06/03/2010

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It really depends on how you put on the weight and how you plan on taking it off. I weighed 105 pre-pregnancy with my son and weighed 175 when I gave birth ... was back to a size 7 and weighing 120 by the time he was 3 mos old. With my daughter I only gained 12 pounds and lost it all right away and then lost an additional 25 pounds when she was 6 mos old. With this pregnancy I'm still wearing my size 7 and 9 pants and have only gained 9 pounds but I was at a much higher weight prior to getting pregnant so am hoping to be able to get back down to my "normal" weight after this one is born. Good luck!

Kristin - posted on 06/03/2010

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It's the same as if you had put on weight for any other reason. Breastfeeding is great, but it's also eating well, portion control, and getting some exercise. Remember, it took 9(ish) months to get up there, it's going to take about that long to come back down. Especially, if you want it to be permanent.

Your body may not go back to a 6,, but shoot for close and healthy. Then embrace what your body did; grew a baby, birthed it, fed it, and shrunk back as much as possible.

Jane - posted on 06/02/2010

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breastfeeding is the best thing to get you back sooner. i was 140 when i got pregnant w/our 1st, i was 180 when she was born and i was 125 when she was 6 months old.

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