Post Partum Body

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
Hostess
10870 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ExcitedScaredBee: Wow, thanks for posting, I’m not pregnant yet but this is comforting to see. There’s a picture of Catherine Middleton in our papers today showing that she has no ‘mummy belly’ – she looks great as always.

Post # 4
Member
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

This is nice to know, one of my main fears about having kids is the typical post partum body. But nice to know you stayed active throughout (as I absolutely plan on doing so when my time comes!), you look great!

Post # 5
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613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow, you look awesome! I’m not quite so active, but trying to keep up with some actvity so that I can hopefully bounce back pretty quickly. I was never in amazing shape, but definitely don’t want to let myself totally go.

Post # 6
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7262 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think the thing that will be hardest for me is dealing with the stretch marks. They take forever to fade, and even once they do, they’re still visible 🙁 I’m hoping that breastfeeding will go well and that it will help me get back to pre-baby size.

Post # 7
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1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@ExcitedScaredBee:  Thanks so much for posting! I’m 7weeks and I’d be lying if I said post partum body scares me a little, but you look great!! I think it’s time for me to take a walk lol

Post # 8
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2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Thank you for posting this; I had a little pitty-party earlier today as I was looking at bikini-photos of myself. I couldn’t help but think ‘I’ll never look like that again!’ This really makes me feel better!!!

Post # 10
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7262 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@ExcitedScaredBee:  I had stretch marks from puberty as well, but nothing like this! I also used Palmers and drank a lot of water. From what I understand, it’s all genetic, and if you’re going to get them there’s nothing you can do to stop them.

Post # 11
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2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@ExcitedScaredBee:  I love you so much for sharing all this info. I also have stretchmarks from puberty & just resigned myself to get covered. I use mama mio tummy rub oil 2X a day. Hopefully moisturising works out for me too!!

Post # 12
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3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ExcitedScaredBee:  First off, congrats on the baby. Second, you look fantastic. 

This is a great post to share. I know many women who have used something called bio-oil during pregnancy to reduce/eliminate stretch marks, but I understand that in many cases there is nothing you can do about stretch marks. 

Post # 13
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89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Wow! You look great! 

I also only gained about 21lbs duing my pregnancy. I quickly lost it and actually weigh less than what I did pre-pregnancy.  I think it’s the breast feeding. But, my belly for quite some time was a little “poochy”. It was actually just swelling though. So just remember, sometimes even if you do look like you’ve got a little bit of a belly but the scale is telling you otherwise it might be swelling. I read somewhere that it takes a year for your ut,erus to go back to the same size! Anyway just thought I would add that little tid bit about swelling because I wasn’t really expecting it and at first thought I was carrying a few extra pounds around my midsection.

Post # 14
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2690 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I miss my old body so much but am happy to also report that I have already lost over 22 lbs and baby is 2 months old today.  He eats a lot and I am exclusively breastfeeding so that helps.  I am having some colon issues though so doctor put me on a special diet… this diet will help me lose the weight quickly too I guess since I can’t eat many of the fun things I love to eat: no diary, nothing fried, nothing with fat, no chocolate, no cookies, etc.

I still have a long way to go (about 20 or so more pounds) but I am hopeful by Christmas I will be back to my pre-pregnancy weight or almost back which is encouraging.  And I gained a LOT of weight…LOL.

Post # 16
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ExcitedScaredBee:  You look great!  Thanks for sharing.  I’m not even TTC yet, but this post is reassuring.

Congrats on the baby too of course!

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