Post # 1
So depressed! Today I went to measure myself and my hips have gone from 40 to 45.5 inches. i am very very pregnant (36 wks) but I only gained 25 lbs, I’m within normal pregnancy weight So how did this happen?!? My hips take FOREVER to slim down. I’m registering for LA FItness 6 wks after this baby is born. Ugh I just hate my body! Not to mention I splahed scorching hot sauce on my skin so I can’t even take cute pregnant pictures because I have 2nd degree burns across my stomach and legs. Ladies I need a pep talk and a vent pregnant hormones are taking me for a spin lately
Post # 3
You’re pregnant. Your body is doing exactly what it needs to be doing. The numbers are not important. Your body is doing something miraculous and every part of that is beautiful.
Post # 4
@HappySky7: thank you for ur kind words, just sometimes u feel like an Oompa Loompa wen ur prego,if I could just pop myself like balloon I would!
Post # 5
@babypearls: it’s ok to have days like that. We all do. Don’t beat yourself up for having a bummer day. You’ll have another day when you feel awesome too soon.
Post # 6
@babypearls: I can understand where you are coming from. It seems many pregnant women love their pregnant bodies. I am not one of them.
However, your hips have physically moved position allowing for the baby to come through and they will begin to move back after birth so its less about “slimming down” and more about what your body is naturally doing. Of course exercise is healthy for all sorts of reasons so getting an easy routine started when your allowed will be good for your emotional health as well.
Post # 7
I’m 30 weeks snd my hips have spread as well! I can hardly fit into any of my pajama bottoms, and my shorts that used to be too big for me are now tight even when they’re completely unzipped! I just keep trying to remind myself that having wider hips is not a bad thing during labor haha.
Post # 8
I can completely relate, I’m not one of the those women who love being pregnant (despite having a relatively easy pregnancy). Even though the body is changing for very good reasons (growing a baby and preparing for labor) it can still be hard to look in the mirror. Just keep telling yourself what an amazing thing your body is doing. Not to mention, YOU are doing awesome! Only gaining 25 pounds in 36 weeks is FANTASTIC! Whatever you are doing, keep doing it after pregnancy. And if you plan on breastfeeding, I’m willing to bet a million that the weight will fall off within 2-3 months.
Post # 9
@babypearls: Hugs 🙂 I know how ya feel. I’m almost 5 months pp and I still don’t love my body. Your hips will spread because they’re supposed to, because if they didn’t the baby would never fit through the birth canal!
Just remember that your body is doing very hard, but very beautiful work. While you don’t have to love the new shape of your body, you should respect, even admire, what your body is capable of doing… it’s nothing short of a miracle!
Post # 10
@ThreeMeers: THIS. Your hips have physically moved apart (part of your body prepping for labour). This is normal, and not the same as gaining weight in that area. Post-pregnancy, you’ll decrease significantly as you recover.
PLEASE don’t push yourself into hardcore workouts 6weeks pp. Every woman is different, and you may very well fell up to it, but your body is still healing, even by that point. Your body will bounce back if you look after yourself! *hugs*
Post # 11
Aww I’m sorry. Your hips are getting wider because your body is preparing for the baby to come through them. I’m sure once you’ve had baby, they will go back some. And think about it this way, if they don’t go back all the way but you get really fit, you’ll have some killer curves! <—the good kind of curves
Post # 12
@babypearls: Don’t measure yourself! This is not a permanent change or condition so what is the point of making yourself upset about this? Your body is doing what it needs to do to prepare for birth and within time after, you will go back to normal. Please enjoy your pregnancy and embrace your body during this special time! It is allowing you to have the miracle of birth after all. I guarantee you that you look beautiful and are glowing, no matter what you think or your head tells you.
Post # 13
I totally hear where you’re coming from. I’m 5ft4 & am starting off with 40 inch hips… I think if I measured “46” I might have a meltdown too. But realisticly, your hips will go back to normal when the baby comes out…
You’re making space & that’s AWESOME!! Just think, your pushing phase will be a SINCH! 😉 You got this in the bag mama!!!
Honestly though, I kind of appreciate this as a Public Service Announcement. I read: “MrsRugbee, don’t panic but your hips might get EVEN BIGGER”. I would totally panic, but it’s going to be ok!!
Post # 14
@Cory_loves_this_girl: lol my jeans are officially retired for now, all I wear are tights!
@ThreeMeers: yea I’m going to set up a slow routine just to get my body moving again
@KH: yes I’m going to breastfeed for the first couple months, a little nervous though cuit breastfeeding my other daughter wasn’t a walk in the park, gonna stock up on the Lansinoh
@DaneLady Some women adore being pregnant look gorgeous prego , im not one of them in the least but I am enjoying feeling my baby roll around inside of me, that aspect makes me so proud and honored
@urchin: very true pp, I know 6 wks is the minimum standard for any activity but by the time the baby comes my body may not b up to it
@IzzyBear: watch out Kim kardashian u may hav competition! Lol
@hotpinkbride: your 100% right, it’s a blessing to be able to give birth especially naturally sometimes we get sooo caught up that we overlook our blessings
@MrsRugbee: please please pray that these 6 inches make a difference for childbirth. Maybe he will just slip right out lol
Thank you sooo much ladies for your input and words of encouragement sometimes having such drastic body changes can get to you mentally. Odd thing is this is my second baby, but I was not this big with my first so its still an adjustment. But my lil man will be here soon and all my strife will disappear.
Post # 15
@babypearls: I haven’t been PG yet but seen tons of friends give birth and lots used those wrap things after birth. Not sure what it’s called but it basically is like a girdle I guess and it’s supposed to help everything move back into place while you still have those relaxing hormones in your body that allowed everything to move in the first place. As I said I haven’t used it but friends have liked it- maybe some moms on here can give more info about that if anyone has used it!
Post # 16
@babypearls: don’t forget that most ladies spread around the pelvis area to make room for the cutie inside you! I know it’s hard but embrace the changes your body is making. Is rather be going into labour with 45 inch hips than 35, ill tell you!