Loose belly skin

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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433 posts
Helper bee

I was 20 when I had my first baby. Gained a lot of weight, like 30 kg (not sure what that is in pounds but it was a lot!). I carried the weight pretty evenly so my belly wasn’t huge but I got awful stretch marks and lose skin and still have them 15 months after giving birth 🙁 they have improved slightly but it’s definitely super obvious I’ve had a child lol. I suspect no amount of exercise or lotions will improve it anymore than it already is – I think surgery is the only option now but I don’t really care.. I just rock the high waisted bikinis 😉

Post # 3
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2021 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I gained 40 lbs with my first and had no excess skin! I don’t think it’s usually a problem especially if it was slow gradual weight gain 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sorry bee, it’s extremely common and I don’t think there’s really anything you can do to prevent it.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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MeandYou :  it all depends on your genetics. If you did okay the first time then you’ll probably do okay again. My stomach was ruined after my first. Prayer it doesn’t get worse. 

Post # 7
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6429 posts
Bee Keeper

Someone women get their skin elasticity to return back to normal others don’t. I was one who didn’t and it wasn’t too noticeable. I’m worried it will be worse this pregnancy. 

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