(Closed) how much did your body change through pregnancy?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I feel like I need to add that it’s all worth it, though! Best of luck to you!

Post # 32
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

kes18:  I remember following your pregnancy pics because you were pregnant before me and I thought we were pretty similarly sized!

Post # 33
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am 6 weeks postpartum today with baby #2 and I am 3 lbs away from my pre pregnancy weight. I think everything looks the same except for my tummy. It’s looser and I have stretch marks which I got with my first but I got a few more this time around plus a couple on my boobs but nothing too terrible. They probably won’t be too noticeable in a few months. My hips did get wider to where I cannot fit back into my jeans yet but I remember that happened with my first and they eventually went back down.

Post # 34
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I am almost 11w PP and very unhappy with my body. I now regret eating as much as I did when I was pregnant 🙁 I know I ate too much because I lost a whole lot of the weight in the first 2 weeks PP (like 10kg) and now it’s a slow grind to lose the rest (another 10kg)). It sucks because everyone said I would lose the weight easily while breastfeeding, that however has not been the case. So my advice is to not go crazy eating while pregnant. 

I was quite happy with my body pre-pregnancy. I was thin but curvy. I feel very fat now! My hips and butt are enormous and I still love wearing my maternity shorts. My feet are fat – I can’t even fit into shoes 1.5 sizes bigger than my usual size! my arms and back are fatty, which they have never in my life been. My tummy is fat. I guess I look about 17 weeks pregnant. I still have my linea negre but it’s fading. My face is of course fatter but not as swollen as it was immediately Post birth. I never got any stretch marks except for like 5 pink ones on my left hip – random? 

My rib cage is bigger! which is really frustrating because I cannot fit into any of my silk/non stretch tops. I basically have to live in t shirts, singlets, and oversized shirts. I’m starting soccer training again this week so I hope that will force some change. I’m hungry all the time so I don’t think I’m eating too much. I really want to  have lost it all by about the middle of this year, which I think is a reasonable time frame. 


Will my body ever look the same? I don’t know. I’ve only been pregnant once. I have heard that even things like increased rib size can shrink back down so I guess I am cautiously optimistic. 

On the other end of the spectrum I cannot believe how beautiful this creature I created is! She is the most gorgeous thing ever. 

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