Is anyone else feeling down about their post pregnancy body?

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Jessica - posted on 11/15/2010

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I thought I wouldn't be able to lose the weight at all and now I'm ten lbs less than before I got pregnant. My bf asked me the other day if I was anorexic :/. I didn't even realize (and still don't think) I look that skinny but now I'm really self-conscious about it. I have terrible stretch marks on my stomach, seriously looks like freddy krugger's face, and on my saggy boobs! It's all good though, I'm in better shape/healthier than what I was in high school when I played sports. Dono how that happened lol

Stifler's - posted on 11/14/2010

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haha i'm so getting a boob job when the next one gets a bit older

Nikkole - posted on 11/14/2010

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Im 22 and i have a son who will be 3 December 31st and my daughter is 4months old! I weight 120pounds before getting prego with my son when i had him i almost weighed 200pounds (because i thought i could eat anything and drop the weight) But i have such bad stretch marks there getting lighter but there still bad i have them on my tummy,inner thighs,and the back of my knees! And i had a c section so my flabby tummy hangs over my scar and makes it look worse! With my little girl i gained 24 pounds and i weighed about 158 when i got prego with her now i weigh about 165 and I HATE IT i see all there skinny beautiful girls and i KNOW my hubby looks at them i can see him im not blind lol i know ALL men do it but it makes me FEEL HORRIBLE that i cant look like that im slowly loosing the weight VERY slowly! And before i got prego my boobs were a 34A they went to a 36D and now there saggy and ugly but after having a c section i dont want a tummy tuck they do so much more when you have one of those! But i will fix my boobs! For now i wear a bra that adds like 2 cup sizes and lifts ;)

Stephanie - posted on 11/14/2010

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Yep only 19 and i have saggy boobs (even my mum makes fun of me for my boobs) stretch marks ALLL over my belly on my bum thighs and boobs plus a loose saggy tummy and csection scar :( it fucken sucks but i wouldnt change it because i brought a healthy boy into the world if anyone ever tries to put you down about them they arent work being in your life they should appreciate them because without you putting your body through pregnancy your bub would not be here

Stifler's - posted on 11/14/2010

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My post pregnancy body just became a pregnancy body haha I lost weight after the first baby and got down to a smaller size than before but the stretch marks and my original shape remained. I wouldn't feel too down about it, as long as you're healthy and feel good on the inside.

Katie - posted on 11/14/2010

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Ohhhhhh girls where do I start?? I loved being pregnant and wanted a perfect labour with no interventions at all...... Yep u guessed it, I had it all! I had to be induced early to have my baby the good old fashioned way, 2days later I couldn't even walk! I was in slow labour for 2days an after waters were broke another five hours passed an then I was rushed in to hav an emergency c-section! I was mortified!!!! When my boy was born no one had told me I just saw sum nurse wonder off with him to show my family in the waiting room an I hadn't even seen him because of this I found bonding really difficult! I had really bad post natal depression and was convinced he wasn't mine! No one even notice!!! I have a horrific stomach as mo wound re-opened an had lots of infections! I have put on more weight now that what I gained during pregnancy! I have both my boobs...there not perfect but hey I can't hav everything. I have the most perfect child and i made him! Better than any weightloss acheivement! I could of lost my beautiful baby and having the chubby tum, saggy boobs an a handful of strechmarks is a small price to pay!

Kyndra - posted on 06/25/2009

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I had my daughter 3 weeks after i turned 18 and i went from a size 2-3 and 123 lbs to a size 13 and 180 lbs after having her. I didn't get stretch marks until the last week because i had toxemia and has soooo much swelling so fast (gained 10 lb water weight in 4 days!). I was sooo depressed after having her. I didn't start losing weight until last summer when she was 15 months old and i got down to a size 5 and 148 lbs. Then i got prego again. And as of now my son is 3 weeks tomorrow and i weigh 178 and my size 9's are too small. i only got 3 extra stretch marks with this one since it was already stretched out from last time i'm sure. my boobs were 34dd before my daughter, then were 36f after. Now they are 36 G and are just waaay huge. they're not like really saggy, they aren't perky either like small boobies are though. I am def getting a reduction after i'm done having babies. My stomach is nasty looking too it hangs cuz I've had 2 c sections, so i like lose the top part and have this big nasty crap at the bottom! It's liek i'm freakin 20 i'm suppos to look hot not disgusting. I see all these other 20 yr olds that are super skinny perfect boobs, makes me depressed. My friends also have kids and don't have any of those problems! They're all skinny again. grrrr

Ashley - posted on 06/25/2009

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Yes! I absolutely hate my boobs!!! I love nursing though because in 8 months I'm 5 pounds away from my pre-preggo weight!!! :)

Kayla - posted on 06/25/2009

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well all i know is that i got a beautiful baby girl in return for the way my body looks now. it helps to think about that!:D

Charlene - posted on 06/25/2009

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hi im 20 n i really hate my body. I was 17 wen i had my first bby i went from size 6 to size 10. ive got really really bad stretch marks on my belly. Wen i had my second bby wen i jst turned 20 i was really really big my belly was massive, wen i had him my belly has sagged soo low im really depressed by it i still look 8months pregnant. my boobs are ok its just my belly wat really gets me down..

Aimee - posted on 06/24/2009

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yes... this is the biggest I have ever been and it's HARD to see myself this way! especially because I hadn't realized how much I had really gained until after my son was born and the huge stomach was gone. My stomach made me think the rest of me was smaller. haha. Now I have to deal with feeling ugly everyday. :/

Kaitlyn - posted on 06/24/2009

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i had a son about 7 1/2 months ago and my stretch marks will NOT go away.. its not the light white ones.. its the dark purple looking ones. im going to the beach on july 6th and i can fit back into my bikini (wide hips and all).. I just look horrible because of the stretch marks.. my boyfriend started dating me while i was already pregnant and i know he loves me for me but i still want to look good for him.

Deborah - posted on 06/24/2009

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i just had my second child 3 months ago and the only two things that really bother me about my body are the belly i have now and my droopy boobs. after my first child, it took me 3 months to lose the weight and to get back to my size but with my second i still have 15 lbs. my boobs shrunk too lol

Helen Katrina - posted on 06/23/2009

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i am absolutley hating my stomach, i got soooo many horrible stretch marks and around my belly button looks like it strecthed so much that it sorta bubbles out, i use bio oil on my stretch marks and thankfully there slowly fading away but oh how i wish i could get some plastic surgery on my stomach !!! :(

Rachel - posted on 06/22/2009

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yerr fkk yer . i hate looking at mmy self in de mirror. to knw dat im only 19. and other girls dat around my age have like hot body. while i have saggy boobs . fat belly heaps of stretchmarks even on my boobs...
but you know what sorta helps spanxx!!!! get them.

Sarah - posted on 06/22/2009

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the only thing i dislike is my boobs. but i've always been big chested. i'm a 32gg.



in fact i never got any stretch marks when pregnant .. started putting body lotion on after baths near the end .. but only to keep my skin soft lol. and i didn't put on much weight.

in fact i have a slight muffin top ish .. but it doesn't really bother me since i've always kind of had it



in fact now even my old non maternity clothes are too big for me. i'm a size 12 and 9stone either i'm a size 10 now or i need a smaller belt!



sorry i sound like a bitch! =[

Melissa - posted on 06/19/2009

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Oh yeah- i loved being preggers because it was the only time that i was happy with my body. Now im on a downer and hate ALL of it. :(

i have stretch marks, saggy boobs in a F cup!! (a small F but still a F- 12F (34F)) and a wobbly tummy. I have a tattoo near my belly button which now looks like the ink has run from the stretch marks.

Gemma - posted on 06/19/2009

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yes i am i hate my body i was 16 when i had my little girl and befor i fell pregnent i was 9stone 3lb and after my little girl was born i weighed 10and half stone and just couldnt budge the weight im now pregnent with my second and am so fed up with looking at my body and i cant stand my partner seeing it my boobs used to look great how they look like a car has drove over them from the streach marks and my belly i didnt really get that many with my first but i have got loads now coz my second pregnency im huge.

Katlin - posted on 06/18/2009

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I got stretch marks on my stomach, side, legs, and boobs. I also have saggy boobs, I am breast feeding right now so I know they be worse than they were before. I am going to try and save up for a mommy makeover. Because of the stretch marks I have loose skin and I can't do much about it. I hate seeing moms that you can't even tell they had a kid. It sucks lol

Tiffanie - posted on 06/18/2009

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I weigh about 140 pounds I don't have stretch marks on my belly just my legs. But I do have saggy boobs. I hate it. I do sit ups every day I started at 5 then every day I go up by 5. Right now I am up tp 35 lol. I know its not a lot but I am taking my time. I also have 3 kids to run after so I only get to do the sit up at night when the kdis are in bed. The best think I found for stretch marks it after a shower use bio oil then during the day use baby oil and once a day I use baby lotion. The cucumber smelling one. I love it. It prevented stretch marks on my tummy. Good luck with everyone hope u get back to ur body that you want.

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i know exactly how u feel, i got the saggy tummy and lots of strech marks every one told me it would go away by its self my son is 8 months and ive still got the saggy tummy. i hate seeing people who have had babbies and u cant even tell

Sheena - posted on 06/16/2009

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I feel really horrible about my body right now. Thats why im working out everyday, i have a eliptical and i run on that for 25 mins a day and do 80 sit ups too. I hope it makes a difference for me, i know it will overtime. You just have to be patient, its very hard but thats the only way you will loose the wieght. If you stress about it all the time that wont be any good. It will bring you down aswell and feel worse about yourself!..just say no junkfood!! work out everyday and love yourself!!

Taylor - posted on 06/16/2009

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Yes very much, but i recently started the Atkins diet and have lost 12 lbs. in 1 week. I would recommened this diet too many people. It takes much dedication though.

Marianela - posted on 05/21/2009

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Well I am thin I have a fast metabollism.. insert all i hate you remarks here....lol. but I have so many strretchmarks that a traditional bikini will never happen. The only thing I coudl do is to get a mini tummy tuck and even then i would still have some in the pelvic region and I have them in my upper thighs. i wear sexy one pieces or tankinis. I think you just need to find the right clothes to make you feel like you. It hard right after you have a baby. my babies will be 5 and 3 soon. i was very judgemental on myslef and it takes time. if you can go to a gym and workout that may help you feel better too. You mentioned bad eating habits that is a toughie but I am sure you can overcome it.

Christina - posted on 05/21/2009

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when i was pregnant i got really bad stretch mark all over my stomach and i know im not perfect but i wish i could have my pre pregnancy body. but we have to live with our bodies now. my stretch marks are faded and smaller then they were. i used a clinical strength stretch mark cream from avon and it worked really great but i gave up on the bikini beach body

Samantha - posted on 05/19/2009

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my biggest problem is that i created such a bad eating habit when i was pregnant and its hard to break it!! I ate what ever when ever

Christina - posted on 05/16/2009

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It's a definate change...from being "slim" with no stretchmarks to being "chubby" with stretchmarks. I feel fat... Don't fret though ladies! Once you regain your strength buy a hoola hoop. It'll at least get you motivated and its cheap to exercise with. Also go for walks with babes if you can. Right now my body can't even do one situp. Pathetic I know, but the hoola hoop I think will suffice. I'd say watch your intake of food as well. It's motivational to write down what you eat in a day. Plus drink alot of fluid..water is good. Have a goal to loose one pound a week. Good luck to all the mommies getting in shape..

I need it too.

Meagan - posted on 05/16/2009

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Yeah I really dont like my body right now.... with my 1st child I had her 3 months premature so i only gained 15lbs and no strech marks, so that was awesome... well it was awesome that i didnt gain much, it wasnt so great that she was born that early tho! But anways I just had my son 3 months ago I gained about 70lbs with him, Ive lost a lot of wieght with diet and exercise but my boobs arent the perky size C anymore now theyre a saggy DD and I have strach marks all over my belly and hips. I turn 21 next year and really hope I can wear something sexy by then!

Cathleen - posted on 05/16/2009

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Quoting Jocelyn:



Quoting Cathleen:




Quoting Samantha:





Quoting Cathleen:

Yes... it's mostly the things that I know won't change without some serious changing. My breasts are saggy, and I had a breast-reduction three years ago! But when I got pregnant, everything headed south, including them! So I'll have to go in to get them reduced again, but I have to wait until after we have our children, because I'm taking a lot off again. It bothers me a lot, even wearing a bra doesn't bring them all the way back up anymore!










thats waht happened to me to :( and ontop of the saggey boobs and belly  i have TERRIBLE strech marks.   I think that the hardest part is that im only 17 and i see all these other girls around me that look great  Im always worried my BF is gona find some one more attractive. I know in my heart he wont but my head keeps telling me that












I can't really complain, i never got stretch marks and my belly is right back to where it was.  I look like I never had a baby from the rib cage down.  It's just my boobs, I mean, I'm taking a bra size that I have to travel three hours to buy!  I'm at a DD 34... I mean... gosh.  After my reduction, I was at a B 34, so that was amazing, and then when I got pregnant, I gained it all back!  And then with the weight, gravity decided to pitch its opinion in there, I don't even walk around my house without a bra on, because it bothers me so much!









The british have the largest boobed women in the world, so i buy all my bras from european sites! and im a 34 H, so believe me when i say that they fit and support! my two fave sites are brastop.com and figleaves.ca.  i just bought 3 bras for $108 canadian...much better than spending 120 here in calgary for one!  remember to convert to the eu size!





Wow! Thanks!  Yeah, my  maternity bras are a DD34 and if I were to buy one as a normal bra, I can easily fit into an E34, and it's really frustrating.  I'm really short also, I'm only 5'2" and very very small.  I weigh only 107 so my chest weighs me down a lot.  I got my breast reduction at 15, they thought I should be done growing.. but... I guess not!  And then when I got pregnant, it just got worse.  

Jocelyn - posted on 05/16/2009

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Quoting Cathleen:



Quoting Samantha:




Quoting Cathleen:

Yes... it's mostly the things that I know won't change without some serious changing. My breasts are saggy, and I had a breast-reduction three years ago! But when I got pregnant, everything headed south, including them! So I'll have to go in to get them reduced again, but I have to wait until after we have our children, because I'm taking a lot off again. It bothers me a lot, even wearing a bra doesn't bring them all the way back up anymore!








thats waht happened to me to :( and ontop of the saggey boobs and belly  i have TERRIBLE strech marks.   I think that the hardest part is that im only 17 and i see all these other girls around me that look great  Im always worried my BF is gona find some one more attractive. I know in my heart he wont but my head keeps telling me that









I can't really complain, i never got stretch marks and my belly is right back to where it was.  I look like I never had a baby from the rib cage down.  It's just my boobs, I mean, I'm taking a bra size that I have to travel three hours to buy!  I'm at a DD 34... I mean... gosh.  After my reduction, I was at a B 34, so that was amazing, and then when I got pregnant, I gained it all back!  And then with the weight, gravity decided to pitch its opinion in there, I don't even walk around my house without a bra on, because it bothers me so much!





The british have the largest boobed women in the world, so i buy all my bras from european sites! and im a 34 H, so believe me when i say that they fit and support! my two fave sites are brastop.com and figleaves.ca.  i just bought 3 bras for $108 canadian...much better than spending 120 here in calgary for one!  remember to convert to the eu size!

Cathleen - posted on 05/16/2009

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Quoting Samantha:



Quoting Cathleen:

Yes... it's mostly the things that I know won't change without some serious changing. My breasts are saggy, and I had a breast-reduction three years ago! But when I got pregnant, everything headed south, including them! So I'll have to go in to get them reduced again, but I have to wait until after we have our children, because I'm taking a lot off again. It bothers me a lot, even wearing a bra doesn't bring them all the way back up anymore!






thats waht happened to me to :( and ontop of the saggey boobs and belly  i have TERRIBLE strech marks.   I think that the hardest part is that im only 17 and i see all these other girls around me that look great  Im always worried my BF is gona find some one more attractive. I know in my heart he wont but my head keeps telling me that





I can't really complain, i never got stretch marks and my belly is right back to where it was.  I look like I never had a baby from the rib cage down.  It's just my boobs, I mean, I'm taking a bra size that I have to travel three hours to buy!  I'm at a DD 34... I mean... gosh.  After my reduction, I was at a B 34, so that was amazing, and then when I got pregnant, I gained it all back!  And then with the weight, gravity decided to pitch its opinion in there, I don't even walk around my house without a bra on, because it bothers me so much!

Ashley - posted on 05/15/2009

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ugh, I had 2 babies in less than 2 years and I hate my stomach now. It is stretch mark central and it is still gross looking from the baby weight. And the sad part is that I'm only 19!

Jocelyn - posted on 05/15/2009

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yup, saggy boobs, loose belly skin, stretchmarks galore... it took my two years to get back to my pre-preg weight (happily i actually ended up in a smaller size) but now i'm preg again, but after i'm done having kids, i am planning a tummy tuck and a breast reduction/lift. and i was only 18 when i got preg, so i know what it's like to see all the ppl you hang out with with fantastic bods. but i've got to tell you, i took up belly dancing and pole dancing, and wow it is good for the self-esteem lol. there is actually an old saying in the belly dancing circle, "how can you belly dance if you don't have a belly?!" lol that always cheered me up!

Stacey - posted on 05/15/2009

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I think it is natural to feel down about the way your body looks after having a baby, i know i look at myself in the mirror and wish my body could go back to the way it was. I think though that over time your body can go back to the way it was (not sure about the stretch marks though) if you eat right and exercise even going for a walk and pushing a pram helps you lose weight or at least i have noticed that in myself anyway.

Samantha - posted on 05/15/2009

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Quoting Cathleen:

Yes... it's mostly the things that I know won't change without some serious changing. My breasts are saggy, and I had a breast-reduction three years ago! But when I got pregnant, everything headed south, including them! So I'll have to go in to get them reduced again, but I have to wait until after we have our children, because I'm taking a lot off again. It bothers me a lot, even wearing a bra doesn't bring them all the way back up anymore!



thats waht happened to me to :( and ontop of the saggey boobs and belly  i have TERRIBLE strech marks.   I think that the hardest part is that im only 17 and i see all these other girls around me that look great  Im always worried my BF is gona find some one more attractive. I know in my heart he wont but my head keeps telling me that

Cathleen - posted on 05/15/2009

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Yes... it's mostly the things that I know won't change without some serious changing. My breasts are saggy, and I had a breast-reduction three years ago! But when I got pregnant, everything headed south, including them! So I'll have to go in to get them reduced again, but I have to wait until after we have our children, because I'm taking a lot off again. It bothers me a lot, even wearing a bra doesn't bring them all the way back up anymore!

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