baby weight

Kimberly - posted on 11/24/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am a 24 yr. old mother of 2 and have had sooo much trouble losing weight after the kids. Before I was pregnant with my now almost 5 yr. old daughter, I was so skinny. I developed toxemia during the pregnancy and gained OVER 100 lbs before they induced my labor. I ended up having an emergency c-section due to complications. I only lost around 40-50 of those pounds (over 30 of which was water-weight alone without any water pills) at the beginning. Over a period of 3-3 1/2 yrs, I finally was starting to lose more and was only 40 lbs from my goal. I was so happy and proud of myself at the same time. Then in Aug. of 2009, I find out I'm pregnant again with my now 8 month old son and gained all the weight back. I'm having trouble losing the weight again and in fact I'm gaining weight. It seems like I've tried everything. It's depressing and aggravating all at once. Is there anyone else out there that have this same problem? How long after your baby was it before you lost all your baby weight? And are there any secrets or tricks to help speed up the process?

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Keshia - posted on 11/24/2010

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Ive had pcos since I was 12 so I understnad with that I have pretty mcuh every symptom you can have the whole depression acne hair loss excess body hair I was told I would never be able to have kids since I might get a period twice a year but guess the doctors arent always right im on #2

Megan - posted on 11/24/2010

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I didn't have much baby weight but what I did have kept getting friends no matter what I did. I just kind of gave up after I put on an addtional 30 lbs. Found out a few months ago (my son is 4) that I have PCOS and thats what's causing my weight gain. A few pills a day and suddenly the weight isn't hanging around anymore.

Keshia - posted on 11/24/2010

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I hear ya I lost alot of weight before I found out I was pregnant with my son who is now 15 months I didnt gain a pound with him until I was 7 months then gained 38 by the end and he was 8 days early it was alot of water weight so I only had about 10 lbs to lose at my 6 week check up with him but then being a mostly stay at home mom I onyl work 16 hrs a week I really dont get out of the house as much as id like we live in wisconsin so the weather is always crappy to take a baby out so Ive gained way more than I would like I tried everything to lose weight before my wedding in september but just seemed to gain more come to find out i was already like 8 weeks pregnant at my wedding and didnt know it I took like 4 tests over a couple months and they were all negative so now im going on 4 months pregnant with #2 and Im so afriad im goign to get huge because all I want to do is eat with my son I was never hungry and I hate the feeling of being hungry all the time and im afraid with having 2 I wont be able to do anything to lose weight after this one is born

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