C section Moms
Robin - posted on 06/05/2012
I have had 2 c-sections, after my daughter the weight came off easy and I only had a little pouch. After my son it seems to have grown a tad bit because of the amount of scarring that I had it has become impossible for me to get rid of this over hang.. I have become discouraged to even keep trying to work out because it wont go away. If someone finds some type of solution please keep me informed...
Courtney - posted on 05/31/2012
I'm focusing on a short cardio workout and strength training. I think our biggest problem as csection mom's is that we've lost the strength in our core muscles. I've been doing Zumba for cardio or swimming laps. And I've been working on pilates. Good luck!!
Ashley - posted on 11/01/2010
i also have this same problem! i had my son 9 months ago via c-section. im working out and dieting and losing alot of weight almost close to my pre preggo size 7 jeans..my only issue is as you all have said the tummy! it also seems like my tummy sticks out further too? i can feel my abs getting tighter and harder and it slowly shrinking back in size..however the overhang is seeming to get worse with the more weight i loose. i know im going to eventually have to have a tummy tuck. however has anyone else had the puffy tummy 9 months post partum still?
LaCi - posted on 05/06/2010
The skin tightened up after 12-18 months for me. However, my pudge is still there (I haven't gotten back to my appropraite weight yet) and its taken a LOT of effort to regain my muscle strength in my lower abdomen. Crunches did help me quite a bit with the muscle problem, crunches, reverse crunches, transverse/oblique crunches, side crunches, hanging and raising your knees, etc.
All will help with the muscle tone, you have to lose fat in general to lose the pudge. Lots of cardio. I bought an elliptical, I go for 90 minutes or more every day now, when Nico is in his high chair. It's helping everything. It's cheaper than my gym membership was, and I don't struggle for time to get my workout in because the dining room is now my gym so every time he eats I have no excuse to not workout hard.
Kathy - posted on 12/15/2009
I had that same problem after my c section. My baby is 15 months old now. I purchased the Chalean Extreme exercise and diet program from Beachbody.com and I can definitely see it going away. I have only been doing it a month but I see a vast improvement. The program is expensive I think it was $120 but it was totally worth it.
Angela - posted on 12/05/2009
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Theresa - posted on 07/22/2009
I have had 3 c-sections - the last being 4 years ago and unfortunately like many of you still have the belly overhang. Will I ever completely lose, I'm not sure, but it has been getting a bit smaller since I have lost 16 pounds and 11 inches the past 4 months. As mentioned above - the reverse crunches have helped quite a bit too. Best of luck to us all!
Devin - posted on 02/21/2009
Oh yippee, I have read all of the comments above and now I'm not feeling to thrilled about getting back into shape!! My uncle once told me that chocolate is a vegitable and round is a shape so eat your chocolate to stay in shape!! LOL I've had 2 c-sections and have that wonderful overhang as well. My babies are still young though, 1 year 7 months and 3 months old. But with my profession I have to be in shape, I'm active duty military and I'm having the hardest time losing my inches around my waist as well, I better shape up or they will kick me out! YIKES!! ANd now I'm not to pleased knowing I will have this tummy forever!! Unless, I go see a doctor...LOL good luck ladies on our journey's back to being SEXY!! LOL
Kristyn - posted on 02/18/2009
I had my c-section 18 months ago and I to like every c-section mom, have the overhang tummy, unless you are willing to wear a corset or gurttle the rest of your life surgery seems to be the only option. I'm 23 years old and my mother still has her overhang tummy from her c-section with me. I know it seems brutal but even my doc has said tummy tuck is what will get rid of it but they reccomend that I try my best to lose the weight i want to shrink the size of my stomache so the surgery is not so risky.
Emily - posted on 02/09/2009
Unfortunatly for you, you have what is called the apron or that is what every woman i know calls it. I had my son via c-section 4 years ago and have tried everything but surgery and nothing helped. Best thing is to buy a gurdle that holds everything in.
Katie - posted on 11/23/2008
I had my son via c-section on March 13th. I was always very thin, and only weigh 115 lbs. now. My little tummy will not go away. Also, when the female surgeon sewed me up, she didn't do a great job. I have what I call an "overhang". So, I've got that, and the belly. From carrying my 21 lb. son around, my upper abs look fantastic! But, the lower abs remain the same. I staying optimistic that that will change! Good luck to you!
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