(Closed) Belly after baby?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I’ve never had kids, but I do know my mom’s experience! She had 3 kids (I’m the last) and I was the only one delivered by C-Section. She told me 6 weeks after delivering me she was on the beach in a bikini and no one knew she had just had a kid! She never got stretch marks either. However, she had me when she was 29 so her body was still relitively young and probably helped her bounce back faster. Now that she is 51 she does have a pouch but I think that is more from her weight shifting around as she gets older.

One of my best friends had a kid when she was 20 and she tells me her stomach is covered in stretch marks and she still has a little bit of a belly a year and a half later.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My mom also had 3 kids and she said she was totally flat afterwards. She’s got a pouch now in that area, but she’s also 63! I have fears of this as well, even though it’s years away! The ones I see on TV are usually after having multiples. But I’ll see how my sister does – she’s due in November and plans on losing it all by my wedding rolls around in March!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Oh I wanted to mention, I think it is pretty genetic how your belly will look after kids. If your mom didn’t really get stretch marks and went back to a “normal” belly it is likely you will too.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My sister has 2 kids. (I hope I follow suit when I have kids!)

 

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Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

That woman had triplets.  Mothers of multiples often have much more extra skin than mothers of singletons.

FWIW my belly doesn’t look like that.  But I’m only on baby#1, so maybe it’s coming.  I guess I don’t really care about “mommy battle scars.”  Stretchmarks, linea negra, extra skin, C-section scars…they’re all just badges that show you were strong enough to accomplish the toughest thing a woman can go through.  I’m all about wearing it proudly!!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I posted pics of my belly at the height of my pregnancy and then a year later.  I actually posted it at the time because while I was proud of what my belly looked like…I hadn’t actually done anything to make it any less flabby than it would have been had I actually tried to tone it.  Here’s the link for your reference: [Link Removed]

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I have extra skin and stretch marks, but they aren’t too bad. I definitely looked better before, but my little brookie is worth wearing a one piece for =)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I think if you’re in good shape with a somewhat toned belly then post-pregnancy you’re still going to look pretty good.  I had rolls before…..and they’re still here, just a little flabbier and larger.  Luckily, my stretch marks have faded and they’re not as noticeable as they once were.  Sometimes I’m even proud of my battle scars, lol. Wink

I saw this poor girl on YouTube the other day, and my jaw dropped.  This has to be a worse-case scenario. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1f17a-bDPg

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Just to compare.. this was me at 35 weeks, right before I gave birth (she was early)

And this is 6 months later…

I had a 160 pound weight change that year… 80 on and 80 off. Took about 7 moths to lose all the weight on a serious diet and cardio plan.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well…there is always the option of a little nip/tuck.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Well…there is always the option of a little nip/tuck.

I think that would be my route if 6 months after baby my belly wasn’t back to normal. Yes, it’s vain, but I can’t imagine not having a “bikini stomach”.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have no stretch marks. Lucky, right?  Well, I’m still struggling with the pooch, though.  This last 10 lbs has been the most stubborn.  I swear I drop two, pick up one, drop 0.5… It’s painful.  My stomach is not beautiful or bikini ready.  I had to finally admit I needed a few new clothes for my in between size 🙁

By next summer I’ll be bathing suit ready.  But for now I’ve got to cut myself some slack.  On a good day I’ve got 8 to go…

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have stretch marks, but they don’t bother me like I thought they would. I’ve always had a little pooch, as my FI was so kind to remind me of. I haven’t lost all the weight either, need to lose about 10 more.

My mom had 4 of us and had some flab, that she had removed, and struggled with her weight but now her tummy is better looking than mine.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My mom had me when she was in her mid-30s and had a pooch and stretch marks but she had a tummy tuck and breast reduction when I was in middle school.

On the other hand, I had a personal trainer who was in her 40s, had 2 kids and was in better shape than I am!

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