(Closed) "Babies Ruin Bodies"

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@CocoLoco523:  I’m not pregnant but when I saw your post title I laughed and thought “tell that to Beyonce”

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow that’s a pretty awesome post. Yea, I’m worried about what it will do to me for sure. I know it will all be worth it, I know that, but it doesn’t stop me from worrying. I’ve been a basketball player pretty much my whole life…literally from age 6 through the end of college, so typically really in shape and in tune with my body. This is a whole new animal to me, so I’m just going to try to stay as fit as I can throughout and not stress too much. We’ll see how that works out! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

@CocoLoco523:  I gained 50lbs w my first.  I am 5’10” and thin (size 6 dress).  I completed 2 rounds of P90X after having my baby.  My body had never ever looked better.  Zero fat on me.  I was insanely fit.  Just had my second a few weeks ago and as soon as I get the OK from my doctor I’ll be doing P90X again.  I only gained 25lbs with this one.  I have absolutely no doubt I will be in my size 4 Lucky Brand jeans again at the end of the program.  

 

If you eat right and work hard after having kids – and I mean no slacking and give yourself enough time – then there is absolutely no reason why you can’t look your best.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@CocoLoco523:  honestly, while the sentiment in this article is sweet and everything, it doesn’t change a thing for me. I admit to being vain and caring about my appearance and maybe that’s a fault, but it’s the biggest reason that I still lean towards never having a baby. Yes, babies are awesome, they’re awe inspiring and yes, you go through amazing things to become a mother. But that’s not all I am or all I will want to be if I ever have a kid. I’m still a woman, I’m still a wife and a lover. 

All the cuddly articles in the world that talk about the amazing love between a mother and her child won’t stop me from being sad/turned off when I see stretch marks, excessive tummy skin and dropping breasts. And yes, all of these things will happen with age, but certainly long after than if I choose to have a baby in the next five years. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@CocoLoco523:  I know soooo many women who bounce back quickly, but I also know so many women who now have huge issues in terms of leaking urine on themselves uncontrollably. That scares me the most now. The girls I know are early 30’s, polished, super successful, fit, etc…and they literally leak urine. Awful.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@CocoLoco523:  Haha, great minds, right?

 

Having a baby DID change my body.  I am softer, a little heavier.  I have stretch marks, that thankfully have at least faded to a lighter color.  I don’t have as much time to work out as I used to, and I could certainly make better food choices.

What I do have, though, is the most adorable baby girl in the world!  (my opinion haha)  Every morning I get a big toothless grin.  I love how her tiny fingers rub sleepy eyes.  I get to watch her learn new things, I marvel in her ability to go from a microscopic little clump of cells to pulling herself up to a standing position.  I see how proud she is of her accomplishment.  I get spashes and giggles during bathtime, and I get snuggles, soft warm breath, and the sweet clean baby smell every night at bedtime.

Those stretch marks don’t seem too big a deal when I’m too busy being wrapped up in the wonder of new life.

I try to eat well, I try to stay active, because in the end it’s my job to set an example for her.  I want to teach her that there is beauty in the confidence a woman has in her body’s amazing abilities.  I want her to have a healthy, active lifestyle.  I want her to be comfortable in her skin.  The best way to achieve that is to show it, to live it.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@BearyLovely:  Dang girl, way to go! 

I am 5’10” and have ZERO babies and thought I was looking hot in a size 10 (well, I am looking hot in a size 10…haha!) but you’re taking it to the next level!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

… plus there’s no guarantee that having a baby will do any damage to your body whatsoever. I suffered a 4th degree tear (when your vagina merges with your a-hole) and I don’t leak anything. I have a flat stomach, perky breasts and no stretch marks and my baby is only three months old.

I think it’s great to have a positive attitude about the changes a woman’s body might experience post-pregnancy, but I also think it’s important not to scare everyone with horror stories about how f***ed up your body will 100% definitely be after having a baby. Some people pay a higher price than others, to be sure, but it’s entirely possible to come out the other side looking exactly as you did on your way in.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I read that and cried recently as well.

I do worry about my body, not being able to lose baby weight, having stretch marks, etc… But I also know that a lot of that stuff is up to me. It depends a lot on how much weight I gain during pg, if I’m active or not, if I’m active AFTER. 

It’s certainly not my greatest fear though.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I look way better now than before I had my daughter. If you work, you’ll get the rewards. Kids are worth having a different body but as a model I needed to look awesome quickly after having a baby. I’m not ashamed for wanting to get right back into shape. Eat right during pregnancy and workout after and you will be fine

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