How has your body changed from having a baby? How does your tummy look now?

User - posted on 03/07/2010 ( 123 moms have responded )

91

0

2

Ladies please be honest and share how your body has changed from having a baby. And how does your tummy look now after having a baby? Stretch marks, extra skin. How have you embraced your new body, stomach?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Terra - posted on 03/07/2010

48

22

12

my daughter is eleven months old now and i still have the flab on the tummy.

i had really bad stretch marks below my belly button, my hips, my boobs (went from a size b pre pregnacy to a DD post pregnacy back down to a b post lactantion) I also had stretch marks on my calves just below the back of my knee.

USEFUL TIP TO MOMS EVERYWHERE!

to help get rid of these stretch marks use a lotion with an aleo or shea butter (valtamin E enriched for best results) 4 or 5 times a day... the more you use it in a day the better you will be. I've been using this suggestion for a month now and all my troubled stretch marks (besides the ones on my boobs) have nearly vanished already.

not to sure why its not working as well with the ones on my boobs but they are starting to fade now i think WOOT WOOT!

i also went from being perky to saggy post lactation... i was always fond of the shape of my boobs but now am concidering a boob job (not that i will get one being a single working mom on minimal wage)

my other trouble zone is my... like many of the other moms that have responded to your post... once perfect belly... but i have to admit i have lost an expetional amount of weight with the amount that i have been working i have reached my pre pregnancy weight and looking almost as good as before.

Crystal - posted on 03/10/2010

3

4

0

well mine has changed after two children. I got some stretch marks after the first baby but with the one i just had i got none. Was kinda like jelly lookin at first but its now firmer and i am back to my original weight and i had her only 4 weeks ago. So I guess you could say all pregnancies are different so it all depends on your body!

Kristin - posted on 03/10/2010

55

26

8

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THE MOMS THAT POSTED THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT THEIR POST BABY BODY!!! YOU ALL HAVE MADE ME FEEL SO MUCH BETTER!!!!



I am a single mother of 2 beautiful boys ages 20 mo and 6 mo. I am having a hard time losing the weight that I gained and I absolutely HATE my body with a passion. Sometimes I get so down about it that I cry. I have a huge ugly pooch with stretch marks all over it. I feel completely unattractive.



But reading what all of you have had to say has made me realize that these are battle scars to the most beautiful wonderful things that we could have ever done in our lives. We created out kids and they are a God given gift. I am going to continue to wage war onmy post baby body to make it what I want it to be. It may take a while but damnit! I amgoing to do it!! Hang in there moms and again THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your thoughts and words.

Jessie - posted on 03/09/2010

16

8

1

I was always a very small person, chest included. I ate well, stayed VERY active while pregnant, and I recieved regular accupuncture treatments all of which helped me to keep the swelling down. I alternated between using sweet almond oil on my belly and burts bees belly butter, I ended up with one stretch mark from my belly button to where the whole for my belly ring was and it is barely noticable. I think how well you bounce back has alot to do with how healthy you are and plain old genetics.I have heard from alot of people that it takes about two years to get back to where you were, and I beleive this to be true, I jog with my son in a three wheeler on the beach most mornings, my son will be two in april. I also nurse my son still and beleive that this may add an element to the scenario, but I am back in the size I was wearing pre pregnancy, I think though you can't expect an exact replica of what you were, this happens only for a few, or the patient. :)

This conversation has been closed to further comments

123 Comments

View replies by

Jamie - posted on 03/10/2010

32

11

1

I was really, really skinny before having my baby. So now I have stretch marks on my belly, love handles and thighs. I still haven't embraced my new body...but I'm working on it. I workout mostly every day and the weight is slowly coming off. It takes time though, everybody wants the quick fix but that's just not how it works. But I think that most important thing of all is that I have a happy, healthy girl to look at every day...and I wouldn't change that for the world!

[deleted account]

Not embraced the tummy yet and it has been 6yrs, but no stretch marks but have a gut and would love to get rid of it.

Lynn - posted on 03/10/2010

22

10

1

I was blessed with elastic skin. but I did get the pooch having a hard time getting rid of the love handles.

Amy - posted on 03/10/2010

21

34

0

My body doesn't really seem to have changed a whole heck of a lot. I have a few stretch marks on my sides. My stomach isn't a stomach that you would expect from someone with an 11 month old baby, it looks like it did before I got pregnant, not flat, but not real flabby or anything. My boobs are the thing that changed the most. They are way smaller and flatter than they used to be. Other than the boob situation, I like my body.

Fran - posted on 03/10/2010

5

20

0

well i have 3 boys under 5 so in 5 years i have gone from being 47kgs to 65. stretch marks got infected and irritated with 2nd son and he came out with excema. was really hard to enjoy my body but i realised that being a mum / parent is about sacrafice so i sacraficed my hot body for 3 cool kids and there is cool monokinis and tankinis out there so dont worry about the bikin thing...

Hannah - posted on 03/10/2010

2

10

0

Before I got pregnant I was very tiny, and by the end of my pregnancy I had gained 60Lbs!!!! Over time I have lost it, my daughter is now nine months old. But it really does take some getting used to. I still have that weird line down my stomach. The only area I HATE is my lower stomach i just can't seem to get it tightened back up. I got a ton of strech marks on my inner thighs.. but none on my belly. Weird huh?? lol. They are slowly fading. but not fast enough. lol.

Candice - posted on 03/10/2010

4

10

0

Before I got pregnat at 17, my stomach was of course tight and toned. Now that I am 23 and a mother of 2 my stomach is ruined. I have stretch marks so bad it looks like freddie krueger attacked me. I have them on my stomach, breasts, legs..even the backs of my knees. I had c sections with both daughters so I also have that lovely flap of skin that they don't tell you 95% of women get. I am not ashamed of my stomach, I earned every mark. I don't parade around in small t shirts anymore but I don't let it stop me from bikinis in the summer either because they are so light. It doesn't seem to effect my single life one bit like I thought that it would after my divorce. So I'm not complaining..

Francesca - posted on 03/10/2010

502

36

16

I have extra skin and stretch marks to make my tummy look like a road map. My boobs are two cups larger and I lost my butt :(



I was 125lbs before I was pregnant and I gained more than 50 lbs during. I have less than 10 lbs to loose but it feels like so much more.



Sometimes it is frustrating but only for a minute or two when I am trying to find something to were out...Most times I just have to look at my beautiful little girl and remember that I couldn't have her without it. It totally makes it worth it :)



It helps my Dh tries his best to make me feel great about it all too. My dad even tells me the best thing about a women is when she is a mother she wears those scars (the baby bump) and he thinks its the most womanly think to have...But I remember him telling my mom that all the time :)

Ashley - posted on 03/10/2010

25

22

2

With my first baby I had stretch marks on my sides. And with my second baby I know have them on the front of my belly (small ones but noticeable). My tummy is getting smaller but not fast enough for me.. So I have just come to terms with my body.. My husband still loves me and finds me attractive. So thats how I embrace is being real with myself..

Stacey - posted on 03/10/2010

64

48

0

well i was young when i had my first boy i was 16 when pregnant and just ternd 17 when i had him so my stomach streched realy bad and i couldnt handl my body lost all my waight then met my fella that im with now and fell preg again and startin to get deppressed about my waight and body again. x

Carrie - posted on 03/10/2010

45

15

5

I am struggling to get used to this new body. I went from a size 3 to a size 5. A 34 D to a 36DD. Perky boobs to not so perky boobs. I have stretch marks on my sides which dont bother me so much as my love handles. The worst part for me is the boobs. I cant fit into some tops because there too big. I have to wear a large or medium now just because of that. My tummy is still pretty flat im glad. Oh and I went from 117 lbs to 129.

Trista - posted on 03/10/2010

1

11

0

i gained 55 lbs with my pregnancy, and luckily never got a single strechmark, luckily, i had my baby girl 12 days ago and so far i have lost half my baby weight, my belly is almost back to the way it was before but there is a bit more softness, but my legs and butt did get bigger, i cant quite fit into my pre pregnancy jeans yet, hopefully soon, because summer is around the corner and i want to bring my little girl to the beach and feel good in my old bathing suit.

Jenn - posted on 03/10/2010

1

7

0

Honestly I have three children and it did not affect my tummy at all! I was truley blessed! I did however have a cesarean with my 3rd so I do have that scar below my panty line~~ I love it and feel as though that was the mark the Lord wanted me to have from my births :) I love my angels and wish u the best luck with embracing your new markings that come along with baring your new angel :)

Ashley - posted on 03/10/2010

11

15

0

I have a very awful stomach stretch marks all over and alot of excess skin but i am trying to work on it and hopefully get a tummy tuck but we all know those are so expensive and i probably wont get one but yoga is a good excercise to get the stretch skin back to normal.

Patricia - posted on 03/10/2010

15

35

3

honestly the only thing that has changed from pre kids to now is my boobs are smaller. With each child i lost a cup size :( . But everything else went back the same. No stretch marks or anything

Melissa - posted on 03/10/2010

38

42

3

since i had my daughter (almost 2 years old) my breasts are a bit saggier, my stumch is pritty much the same as it was but it's a bit bigger and now it is lopsided...

i have the 2 roll belly and the top sticks out at one angle and the bottom at another....



my bf loves me and my body, i just have a moto " DON'T LIKE IT DON'T LOOK!!!"

i am getting more comfortable with my body, and thinking when we are done having kids that i want my breasts lifted and the extra skin removed....

Baljit - posted on 03/10/2010

1

15

0

wat body change, my hole mind of have a other one is on hold. i have stretch mark like a tiger and that extra skin i have all over is not good, it been one yr readly. i just want to go back to size 10... work hard on putting this skin away for good

Jessie - posted on 03/10/2010

16

8

1

I've been thinking about my earlier post and read a few other responces, and I know we all go through these body issues post pregnancy, I did for quite a while. But I think we need to allow it to motivate us to find ways to get active, any activity is good activity whether you are laying on the floor bouncing your baby on your legs or out running. The thing is to stop identifying yourself as what you used to be, and embrace who you are now. You are a mom, this is quite possibly the most important thing you will ever do in your whole life. We are responsible not only for another life but for making sure our children have the best, most loving environment that we can give them to grow in. It's not about us anymore, it's about them. So get out and get active, but don't do it to fit in a size two again, do it to be the healthiest best version of yourself you can be because it will make you a better mom. And you may or maynot get back down to that two, but it just might not matter as much as you get older and more comfortable with your new role as the most integral part of your family. I hope I don't sound preechy, I have gone through the same feelings you all are talking about, but I also just turned 30 and I notice a big shift, I am a very driven person, but my children come first always. Some days you just can't do what you want, other days I am able to plop my two year old in a three wheeler and run, if my eleven year old is home she can run with us. You just need to find what works in your life, and make it happen. And maybe learn to be content at six instead of two for now :)

Amanda - posted on 03/10/2010

223

19

2

I had twin girls 14 months ago. I was pretty much all baby weight while I was pregnant. After having my girls, I dropped all of the weight for a short period of time. But with having twins in the house and life being so hectic, I have gained weight and now weigh more than before I was pregnant. My stomach is flabby, and I have a lot of stretch marks on my stomach and thighs. I still have spider veins on my upper legs and behind my knees (which is why I dont really like to wear shorts). I am trying to loose the extra weight and at least get back down to my pre-baby weight, but so far its not working. My boobs also got bigger, and stayed bigger - they were already large enough before the twins, now they are bigger (not always fun when trying on shirts). I haven't really embraced my new body, I guess I have just gotten used to how it now looks, and changed some of the clothing choices I wore pre-baby to hide everything.

Kathy - posted on 03/10/2010

4

24

0

i managed to get bak to my 55kg pre-pregnancy weight within a year...but i have all the stretchmarks to show for it and wldnt dream of wearing a two-piece any day! to top it off i hd small boobs and now they are just sagging small boobs! i dnt like it but wel, i gues i better get used to it! :)

Tanya - posted on 03/10/2010

11

73

1

No stretch marks on my tummy or boobs. However, my boobs have lowered in cup size while my hips have widened. My tummy is the consistency of Jello (three weeks ago I had my second child). After my first child (he's 8 now), I lost the weight pretty quickly and didn't have any problems getting back to the way I was before pregnancy. With this one, I don't think I will have my pre-pregnancy body back. I just try to remain healthy by eating right and excersizing. Yoga really has helped along with Pilates.

Camille - posted on 03/10/2010

173

30

2

Jill, I have a twin sister too and when I had my first daughter almost 6 years ago, she was childless and I was 40 pounds heavier than her and I felt soooo ugly. It's difficult since people tend to make more comparisons if the siblings are twins. She used to go to the beach and then visit me after that and I was like 'I wish I could wear a bikini again!!!'. Now she has two kids so she understands. I never got stretch marks and I'm thinner than before having my girls but there are certain things that'll never be the same :-(

Jessica - posted on 03/10/2010

1

16

0

my tummy is messed up lol. i have stretch marks really bad and a lil pudge. i have always been a size 0-1 and now i am a size 1 - 3. i am just too lazy to work out. i have 3 little ones. 5, 2, and 1 year olds so i don't really have time to. but i am still skinny though.

Lindsay - posted on 03/10/2010

20

8

1

I was am one of the lucky ones too! my son will be 4 months on the 20th and i am already 10lbs less then i was pre pregnancy. i only gained about 27 lbs during pregnancy though. my stomach isn't as tight as it used to be but i have so much respect for my body now that it doesn't bother me at all :)

[deleted account]

I was fat before I got pregnant, so being fat now doesn't bother me. I have slowly fading stretch marks on my belly. I've always been big-hipped and broad-shouldered, even when thin, but I love, love, love how much more extreme the curve from my shoulder, waist, to hip. I feel much more sexy.

Samantha - posted on 03/10/2010

6

49

0

My body has changed, I gained about 85 pounds during my pregnancy with twins. I do have lots of stretchmarks all over my stomach and breasts. Though I worked out and am now smaller than I was before pregnancy, I still have extra skin on my stomach that will not go away. The only thing I am not happy with are my breasts, because I had twins I would pump about 8 ounces out of both breast every 2-3 hours and I did this for 7 months. They now are extremely stretched out and look like an 80 year old lady's would. But if I had to do it all over again, I would in a heartbeat :)

Kristina - posted on 03/10/2010

11

20

0

honestly i was a size 12 when i got pregnant for my family that was little i had a flat tummy wore bikins and loved my body! but then i got pregnant i gained 110lbs with my daughter i had a hard pregnancy i went on bedrest when i was only 4 months pregnant and now im still 40lbs heavier then what i was before pregancy and i cant seem to lose it i work out eat right and stay active. the doc said its harder for me to lose because i had a c-section but my daughter is 2 and i cant stand it any more!

Kayleigh - posted on 03/10/2010

32

31

0

i have tonnes of huge stretch marks straight across my belly and some smaller ones on my boobs, and my tummy has extra skin which i dont like but at the same time im proud of it shows that i nurtured my baby in there :)

Sofia - posted on 03/10/2010

12

16

0

oh boy... with my first child I went from 110 to 145, she was a big baby, and I ate so much. I was able to get down to 125 and I got pregnant again, went all the way up to 165!!! and well I had a huuuge baby, 10 pounds. He is almost three months and we're kind of stuck in 130... with out a diet or excersize routine... my belly looks like a flabby prune... the top part of my body I don'tmind, although I have some streech marks on my boobs... but wast down is a disaster, my but is just huge... I wat to get to my normal weight I've awys been small size 3, never had to watch my diet or do anything to havea good shape... now after two kids I don't know how i that going to happen... the joys of motherhood

Sheila - posted on 03/10/2010

1

29

0

I had my son December 18th 2009 and I feel ok with my body I have stretch marks all over my belly and since my uterus started shrinking I have loose skin with stretch marks it is oh so ugly, and I really dont know how I will ever get rid of it unless i get a tummy tuck LOL

[deleted account]

Talking about my body after the second baby well i look great my tummy is better than it was before i even had my first child.really people say it to me all the time that i look great and i joke about the doc must of gave me a tummy tuck for there mess up while i was labouring for 4days in and out and told them something was very wrong turns out it was.My body now is from nothing more than stress after the birth and a bit of luck as i did nothing to get this way myself i was just being busy with my new baby girl and 4 year old.on my first i have to say i got a lovely pair of hips and some boobs after that pregnancy.i didnt complain but i did gain a bit of weight so glad this last preg got rid of the extra pounds.just got stretch marks on my boobs and inner thighs but thats the joy of pregancy and i have a scar on my body now from my second that i am not worried about but a wonderful reminder of her birth and how lucky she was.:-)

Ashley - posted on 03/10/2010

910

45

83

I had definatly ruined my body after my son was born, stretch marks, extra pouch, bigger butt... But I learned to use what I got. I told my Boyfriend if he didn't like what his baby did to my body he couldn't use it anymore lol. I am currently pregnant again so more stretching and more flab... but this time I know it won't mean a thing...

Sheryl - posted on 03/10/2010

714

18

65

well i have stretch mark city and deep ones. plus the lose skin. i use to be so toned but know i having the hardest time. even when i due lose some of the waight the skin stay lose. let just say i'll never wear a binkni again. but my kids make all wrought it and just thankfull i am married to a man who loves me no matter what.

Donyale - posted on 03/10/2010

4

15

0

before i got pregnant, i didnt have nay stretch marks, my body was where i always wanted it. then after having my son, i got stretch marks on my belly and thighs,and u know, the "mommy pouch" extra in the middle. and on the sides.it kind of bothers me because i cant wear a two piece without wondering what others would say and think. but i plan on toning up before summer.

Lynet - posted on 03/10/2010

9

2

0

ugh! what a horrible question to ask!! haha, no but seriously, I've been wondering the same. And thank goodness this is ALL online and I don't know any of you personally!
I gained like almost 50 lbs with my first pregnancy...boy, do i wish i would have NOT and paid attention to what I was eating! I thought I was resilient enough to have a Hollywood body that it ALL goes back to normal...again, man was I wrong!
Us girls in my family have a "pooching belly" meaning it's ALWAYS there no matter how much we work out and watch what we eat, along with thunder thighs! I have lost some weight from the first pregnancy (thank goodness) but I could still lose another 20 lbs. I didn't get ANY stretch marks until the 8th month of pregnancy, (my mom has had 5 pregnancies and has HUGE stretch marks) and somehow I don't want to believe they're hereditary, but there's no evidence that shows otherwise...bummer, I know.
So now, aside from being overweight for my height and age, I have stretchmarks, and my boobs have sagged. If I would have known FOR SURE that my boobs would be saggy after breastfeeding, I WOULDN'T HAVE DONE IT. Sure, now they're bigger and fit in my bra better, but THEY SAGGGGGG!!! So, from being in my prime 20's with a tight body, my son has left me with a muffin top, stretch marks, extra poundage, and some saggy boobs. I know this is horrible to say, but I resent him & my husband for the change NOW that I know I will NEVER AGAIN look like I once did...but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. =)

Amanda - posted on 03/10/2010

29

6

0

well.....i'm having a difficult time with my body. i do have stretch marks galore, however they are slowly disappearing in color but not the look of them. my stomach however has lots of extra skin. when i have on just my underwear i look ok, but when i sit down i have lots of belly fat that was never there before. i also have love handles. it really bothers me when i'm wearing a tighter shirt because its much more noticeable. i can wear all my pre-pregnancy clothes and pants but i do notice the baby belly still and i have no ambition to work out, not to mention try to fit time into my day after work to work out. i haven't embraces my new body yet and my son is 6months old. i'm slowly trying, but its very hard to do.

Jessica - posted on 03/10/2010

6

11

0

Oh gosh, well, I have stretch marks on it!! LOL I also have a bit of extra skin on it that use to make me very self consious of it. I would wear only baggie clothes. But now after three children, I am happy with my body. Would I like it gone?? Sure but hey, not gonna happen. LOL I have found clothes that help conseal it and not show it off and yet still make me feel good about myself and like a female. My fiance also has no problem with it cuz like he said...it came about for a reason...not just like I sat around and got fat for no reason. I have my days when I shopping or see something I really really like but wont work with my body but I see my children and wouldnt take it back for anything.

Sabina - posted on 03/10/2010

7

9

0

Have you seen the movie click, where Adam Sandler gets up suddenly and finds himself on the table after doing a liposuction, he looks at his tummy in the mirror..... well my tummy looks just like that :'(

Amy - posted on 03/10/2010

64

24

5

Well I have stretch marks that are kinda ugly and some extra skin that I would love to get rid of but its really hard to, i gave up soda but its hard to stay away from junk food

Zaakirah - posted on 03/10/2010

1

14

0

my word my stomach is fat and pap dont realy got stretch marks i can handle that bt the fat just wana get rid of it

Krystle - posted on 03/09/2010

50

19

0

I was also on the smaller side before i got pregnant, i weighed 128lbs and by the time i went in labor i was 183lbs so i gained 55lbs. I got stretch marks the last month of my pregnancy, i thought i was out of the clear for stretch marks then BAM! there there were my butt my tummy my sides! never in my life have i had any :)
my daughter was 8lbs 11oz when she was born(my 1st)
i had and still have a pudgy tummy. however its on the smaller side now but i still have some baby weight hanging around and my stretch marks are still there too. i weigh 135lbs now....ALMOST fit in my pre preggo jeans :) i try to embrace it, but its hard because i dont feel sexy for my husband at all and feel he doesnt think i am.....it takes time :) i have a beautiful 4 month old baby that i carried....i am PROUD

PHINDILE `NOZI` - posted on 03/09/2010

4

1

0

mine is big but gud looking beside strech marks on side they are stressing me and i`m trying to treat them

Ariana - posted on 03/09/2010

16

10

0

Well I've always been a little chunky. Not huge but chunky. Before I got pregnant I lost a ton of weight was down to a size 11 which is a nice size for me. I had a perfectly flat stomach and I was so happy with my body. When I got pregnant I was small for the longest time. I mean when I was 6 months pregnant I still had only gained 4 lbs. But then i got addicted to sweet stuff. I just HAD to have it. I mean I dreamt about it and woke up having to have it. I ended up gaining 75lbs. I have only lost 40lbs. I'm almost as small as I used to be before I was pregnant. But I also have stretch marks on my stomach. I mean like halfway down my stomach they start and go all the way down onto the top of my area...if you know what I mean. I have extra skin and I hate how when I wear jeans I have a pouch you can see below the wait line. It's not big but I notice it. Other than that nothing else was affected. I've been losing steady weight by doing nothing other than work, and taking care of my kid. So they say it takes 2 years for the body to fully heal from having a kid. Hope that by the time my daughter is 2 I'm at least close to where I want to be.

Rebekah - posted on 03/09/2010

120

6

9

my belly looks like pizza dough with stretch marks...i weighed 180 when i got pregnant and i weighed 204 when i gave birth and then i went down to 160 now i weigh 173. i feel like i can't keep the weight off, and that i am unattractive to my husband. and my daughter is 7 months old now.

Andrea - posted on 03/09/2010

3

28

0

All the skinny girls are so lucky! As for me.. Ive always been on the "bigger" side.. I did lose 40 lbs before I got pregnant and was looking the best that I ever had. Pregnancy helped bring me right back up to where I was before but I have lost 20 of the 40 lbs in a month. Feel like Im fitting my prepregnancy clothes more and more each week. as far as stretch marks go.. I never had any that were crazy insane like I do now so thats pretty depressing, but its a small sacrifice for my little bundle of joy. Trever is welll worth it.

Amanda - posted on 03/09/2010

54

20

2

i got a lot of extra skin and stretch marks on my tummy,my thighs got big,a bigger butt,and went from a med in shirts to a x-large its been 4 months since ive had my only child and no i hate my body i think its because i had my first and wasnt expecting such a drastic change and it being so hard to get rid of.

[deleted account]

as long as you work out and keep eating right there is no reason why you wouldnt loose the weight.. use a lot of coco butter lotion during the pregnancy and you should be able to avoid the stretch marks.... all this worked for me :)

[deleted account]

I have stretch marks galore! On my stomach, thighs and even boobs! My arms have gotten bigger, not muscles but fat. Cellulite all over, my backside looks like cottage cheese. lol I can't really remember what my stomach looks like since I'm pregnant again but I can garentee that it's going to look worse than it did after my first baby. I used to say before I got pregnant with my first baby that I had kankles and then I got pregnant and swelled as big as a balloon and I swore that I would never say I had kankles ever again. My hips have spread, used to have a nice thin girlish figure and now I have the curves of a woman. I'm not against curves but I do miss my figure. Before I got pregnant I weighed 105 and at the end I weighed 165 and dropped 20 pounds but ended up gaining it back and then some with this pregnancy. I don't know if I'll ever be comfortable in my skin again but I will sure try my hardest!

[deleted account]

I had a very large baby boy (10 lbs 15.5 ounces). I was not big when I got pregnant and gained 32 pounds (honestly ALL stomach) I wore my regular clothes up until week 36 when my stomach grew rapidly. Starting at week 36 I started slowly getting stretch marks below my belly and by the time I had my planned C-section (baby too big, pelvis too small) my stretch marks were all over my stomach below the belly button. My son is 4 months old and my belly is slowly getting back to normal without me doing much. I still have a little bulge, but my stretch marks have diminished into small white lines and are not too noticeable. I don't hate my stomach because from all the stretch marks I gained an amazing little boy who I love more than anything.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms