(Closed) Tell me the story of your body after pregnancy – what happened?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Marking my place.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@funkymunky85:  My first pregnancy i recommend use alot of coco butter on the belly goodness strecthmarks was my big thing i was pretty petite and carry my first child. After my pregnancy about 3 months I slowly started to go back to my weight with alot of work outs to eating moderation.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

@funkymunky85:  I have two under two. My younger baby is just 7 months old. I know that a lot of ppl say that if your mom has stretch marks you likely will. For me that was not true at all.  My mom has a lot of stretch marks…I didn’t get any. I didn’t use any special cream, but I made sure I drank water and stayed hydrated. I believe if your cells are hydrated it gives your skin better elasticity.  I am now in the best shape of my life. We were done with two so I went straight to working out after 6 wks to finally get my body back again.  My stomach is still a bit loose.  I’m not convinced it will ever completely go away, but thats not a huge deal.  My “lady parts” have not really changed if you know what I mean. If you don’t gain a crazy amount you shouldn’t change dramatically to where your pre-preg weight is hard to get back. Don’t stress though…enjoy your pregnancy.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

My sister has had chats with me. She’s had two children, (now 5 & 6) and cannot sneeze or cough without wetting herself a little. So she advised to always keep pads / panty-liners on hand, and a spare set of undies nearby, “just in case.” 

She also said she has loose skin on her stomach that just will not tone up, but with all the stretching her belly did, she isn’t surprised. Not many stretch marks to speak of, just a “pouch” of skin that just “hangs,” as she puts it. Otherwise, she said her body hasn’t changed much, and I believe her. To me, she looks the same.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Oh, and her feet grew a size and a half. Be prepared to shop for bigger shoes.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@funkymunky85:  I think it’s one of those circumstances where she’s her own worst critic, because I really don’t see it! But then again, I see her clothed. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My body hasn’t changed all that much. I have a tiny pouch, but I know women, even younger than me,  who’ve never had children that have a bigger pouch. My breasts increased in size. I thought it would be temporary, but my twins are almost two now. I used to wear a 36 C and now I’m a 36D. That’s all!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah I’ve got a pouch 13 years after my youngest. It’s not about exercise or weight, I’m pretty well at the same weight pre-kids (120-130). Some of us just get stretched out of shape, others don’t. It depends on a lot of factors so I wouldn’t want to predict what happens to you.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I didn’t notice a big change after my first pregnancy, but I did notice a difference after my second.  We plan on having a third sometime soon, though, so I’m not too worried about working on myself right now.  Also, my second baby (my son) was much bigger than his sister (by almost a pound!), so I think that contributed to my body changes.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

@funkymunky85:  Yeah I also forgot to mention that when I workout (jumping jacks especially) there are certain move that I can’t help but pee a bit doing.  Its the most annoying after effect for me actually.  Like even when I use the washroom right before I workout it doesn’t always help!! Need to do more kegels and I hope that will help it a bit more.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@funkymunky85:  Hi there! First, congratulations on the pregnancy!

My little girl is 10 months old and this is how my body changed. Before I wouldn’t say I was toned but healthy about 135lbs 5’3. Now I’m at 150lbs. My hips are bigger, my pants I wore before I was pregnant would fit around my waist if my hips hadn’t gotten bigger, not noticably OMG bigger, but can tell when I put my clothes on that they had grown. My girls are bigger, about a size or so. I have a few stretch marks but have already turned the light peachy white color, no longer purple and dark, what a relief! I am not sure if I have the never going away pooch as I have not worked out nor tried to tone that area as of yet, the wedding is in May and I am such a procrastinator, I do plan on starting soon. 🙂

*Down there.. well, I had an emergency C-Section as LO flatlined twice due to the umbilical cord so my nether regions were still intact, but the scar where they cut me open… I have issues with that, my own personal demons that hate the sight of it.. It’s large and crooked and is still destended so I cannot shave over it properly, waxing feels like it’s being cut open again and nair cream burns like a torch is on it, so my “lil Suzie” looks like she has a sideways mohawk.. such is life.. Fiance does not care and tells me all the time, the top of her is not the important thing, haha. But I was always proud of her and thought she was just the perfect thing in the world and now… now she’s “damaged”. Again, these issues are my own. The area around the scar and about halfway up my belly is still slightly numb, almost like the skin is asleep which for me is the worst feeling, i won’t let Fiance go near it, ever! it just feels…icky!! lol anyways, sorry this is long and if you read it great, if not, it may have helped my issues talking about, who knows.

* On a lighter note, I’m very happy with my body so far and can tell significant improvement over the last few months. Also, breastfeeding helped me lose 35-40 lbs in the first 3 months like it was nothing! I gained 72lbs total throughout my hwole pregnancy.

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