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Old 05-22-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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My post preg baby belly

When does your baby belly go away? My DS is 9 days old now and I still look as if I'm 4-5 months pregnant.

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Old 05-22-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
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Re: My post preg baby belly

It takes a while and some women never lose it. With my first DD (10 years ago, I was 22) I lost it within about 2-3 months. Now I am 4 weeks post-pardum and still have the belly (although it is going down) and 20 lbs more than I did before I got pregnant. I am still in my "in-between" clothes that I bought when I was too big for my regular clothes but still too small for maternity clothes. Unfortunately, my maternity jeans still fit me. Be patient. They say it takes 9 months to put it on and 9 months to get it off.

Old 05-22-2005, 04:47 PM   #3
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Re: My post preg baby belly

Everyone is different. I know with my DS I looked about 3 months pregnant the day I left the hospital. About a week later I was fitting into 9/10 and a month later I was in 5/6 two months FINALLY back to my 3/4. My sister on the otherhand looked about 6 months pregnant a month later so EVERYONE is different. I hope I'm small soon after again but I haven't been eating that wonderfully this time or walking as much so we'll see. But like another poster said it took 9 months to put it on.
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Old 05-22-2005, 06:18 PM   #4
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Re: My post preg baby belly

I never lost mine completely. It was mostly gone a year after my DS was born, but I still had the slightly loose, floppy look. Alot of it depends on your skin's elasticity (mine sucks!) and how your ab muscles accomodated the PG. I can tell after this pregnancy I'm gonna have to do some serious crunches to get my muscles back in shape. I'm nearly 2 months post partum and have lost all my PG weight plus some. But the tummy's still a wreck!

As for the skin, there's nothing you can do about that short of a tummy tuck. Mine is all wrinkly and loose.
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Old 06-03-2005, 10:18 AM   #5
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i had my third child and c-section on May 17 and with every child i walked away with a flat tummy. My daughter is 2 weeks old and 4 days after she was born i was back into my pre=pregnancy clothes. Im very lucky. I lost all the weight i gained in the first few days after birth.

Old 06-03-2005, 10:38 AM   #6
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Re: My post preg baby belly

Yes snap, I have 4 and luckily have always lost the belly very soon, don't know how, I think breast feeding helped, and running around like a lunatic with 4 kids, maybe had something to do with it.

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