how quickly did you lose your baby weight after giving birth...

Emma - posted on 10/29/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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i had my daughter on the 4th of august and have lost weight quickly since over 3 and a half stone i eat regular meals and do gentle exercise but im actually thinner then when i fell pregnant is this normal....

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Emma - posted on 10/29/2009

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yea its mad lol and im not breastfeeding i had a really rough pregnancy and was induced and again horrible labour so they think the stress of that was y my milk didnt come it.....??

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Jennifer - posted on 10/29/2009

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I started out at 103 before I was pregnant and gained 39 lbs....I lost 27 lbs the first 2 weeks! Totally normal

Lindsey - posted on 10/29/2009

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I gained thirty-five pounds during my pregnancy, and within two to three months, I had not only lost all my pregnancy weight, but an additional 11 pounds. Breastfeeding definitely helped, because it burns calories and makes you more aware of your eating habits.

Heather - posted on 10/29/2009

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I was lucky because I was sick throughout the pregnancy, I really only had baby weight plus about 10 pounds So I lost all the weight about a month after, unfortunately I was heavy to begin with! :p So I'm doing well with still losing weight though. I've lost 2 stone just not eating cereals and bread, watching portions and taking little one for walks :)

Michelle - posted on 10/29/2009

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I only gained 20-25 pounds during my pregnancy but was back to my "normal" weight within a week of having my son. Now two months later, without exercise or dieting I'm smaller than before too. Only by about 8-10 pounds so far but I haven't been trying to lose anything. Seems to be fairly common as long as you didn't gain a lot of weight during your pregnancy.

Christina - posted on 10/29/2009

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I was 115 before I got pregnant. I gained 35 - 40 lbs and 2 weeks after I had him I was at 133, then my weight started slowly creeping back up. it's been 2.5 months and I'm exercising and eating crazy healthy to try and loose the weight and I'm barely down to 132.

If you lost the weight easy and you're not malnourished you're very lucky. Don't complain. ;)

Brittany - posted on 10/29/2009

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Similar things happened with me. I had my son the 5th of august and 2-3 weeks later I was smaller then when i first got pregnant. I eat regular and we take walks but I didnt really have to do anything to get the weight off. I didnt start walking until after I lost all the weight. I found it kind of crazy. lol

Vanessa - posted on 10/29/2009

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The same happened to me. I dropped 20 pounds the day I had my Davi, and I was back to my original weight after a week. Now I'm thinner than before. If you don't mind me asking, do you breastfeed? Since when you breastfeed, all the fat and nutrients go to your baby first (isn't that such a mom thing? Making sure your baby gets the good stuff before you do?), it might be hard to keep weight on. That's what happened to me!

Good Luck!

-Vanessa

Whitnee - posted on 10/29/2009

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Ok, My first child, I weighed 120 when I got prego once I had her I was 212, (hugh) and shortly after I became prego when my second child, which that was the reason I was not loosing weight. then last year I became prego w/ my last chid, and I was smaller at 6mths prego than I am now. I'm stuck at 133lbs and I will say this, I can wear clothes I wore before my pregnancies but I'm not the same shape! So it can take up to a whole year before you get back to prepregnancy size.

Alyssa - posted on 10/29/2009

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When I had my son, I was carrying alot of water weight. I say I probably lost 20 lbs of water weight. About a year after that, I was back down to my pre-prego weight. I think it's different for everyone but I know for me, it didn't come easy! I gained around 40 lbs and half of that was the water wieght! Just keep eating healthy and exercising and it will come off :-)

Hope this helps! :-)

Alyssa M.
www.4theLoveofMyFamily.com

Emma - posted on 10/29/2009

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i dont think i look disgustingly skinny just not what i normally am im 5ft 8 and now a size 8-10 wer i was a 10-12 i dnt know y it has fallen off so quick thou like i said not really been exhurting myself but if it is basically normal then thats cool haha time 4 another 1 then b4 my body decideds its not going to lose the weight again

Ashley - posted on 10/29/2009

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yea its normal! it only took me a couple weeks to loose my baby weight. so dont worry. im sure your doing great!

Melissa - posted on 10/29/2009

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When I got pregnant with my son, I only gained 24 pounds. After I had him I lost 12 instantly and then another28 pounds to make it a total of 40 pounds. I was thinner than I was before I got pregnant. But I nursed and they say that you burn 500 calories a day when you nurse. Which i liked cause I didn't workout or anything. And I lost it quickly. As long as you are not disgustingly skinny and are a normal weight for your height and body type, I wouldn't worry about it. Be happy!! :) Congrats!!

Tina - posted on 10/29/2009

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Everyone is different if you are happy and healthy then don't worry about it you maybe busy with the baby to eat run around alot more don't worry if you feel good thats what matters

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