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02/09/2014 at 20:35
After I had given birth to my firstborn, the very day, I weighed less than the day I found out I was pregnant. I had been very ill during pregnancy so lost weight overall. But I couldn't fit into my old clothes even though they should ahve been too big for me as my body shape had changed massively.
Did you fidn your body shape chanegd after birth?
02/09/2014 at 20:38
Yes and although I could get into things, things just didn't suit me. I have know got a baggy mummy tummy :(
02/09/2014 at 20:39
Similar to you, I weighed less after giving birth due to health issues. In fact, on my due date, I'd only put on 4lbs. My clothes were all massive. Overall my body shape hasn't changed - stomach is a bit flatter and legs a bit thinner as I never gained all the weight back. I think I'm lucky in that way, although could have done without the health problems!
02/09/2014 at 20:44
We call it an apron, it hides my c section scar. My boobs are 4 cup sizes bigger and jeffing uncomfortable. I used to be flat chested so non of my clothes suit my new body. As a result I have 2 dresses I alternate between. I don't even want to try on a pair of trousers as I feel I've been in elasticated waist far too long to go back lol
02/09/2014 at 20:49
I weigh a lot less now than my pre pregnancy weight but I think some of that was due to getting gallstones and having to follow a low fat diet. I'm making up for it now my gallbladder is out- oops!
Annoyingly, I don't feel better about my body even though I weigh less. I have mummy tummy and my boobs aren't as peachy as they used to be hah!
I keep being told I look great and that I'm almost back to how I was pre-baby the scales however say differently as I'm still more than 2st heavier than I was before I got pregnant. My body is a mess of stretchmarks (all of which appeared after I had the baby - didn't have as single one during pregnancy). I obviously must look better in clothes than I do without them as all of me is totally different to how it was before and I can't imagine ever being able to fit into normal clothes again - still stuck in maternity clothes because of the squidgy deflated balloon stuck to my stomach and my strangely massive thighs (seriously nobody told me I could end up with fat thighs from having a baby).
02/09/2014 at 20:50
i changed dramically, i was a tiny size ten when i fell pregnant with my first, two children later and a few very stressful years later, I weigh 6 stone heavier and doubled dress size.( having yo-yo-ed weight in the middle)
The littlest starts school next week so dedicating the first term into kick starting a healthier lifestyle.
I'm so strict about the boys eating healthy and getting exercis but yet I dont look after myself, silly really.
PS... no one tells you a lot of stuff in my book about post-baby bodies haha!!
02/09/2014 at 21:01
I was back in my normal clothes after 10 days (I don't do weighing so no idea how much I weighed before/after) but my body shape was different. It's taken 11 months for my boobs to shrink back to normal size though
02/09/2014 at 21:24
I found my legs were slimmer and I've got more of a waist but I still have a mum-tum and a big bum!
02/09/2014 at 21:27
I was determined to lose my baby weight plus a bit extra (almost 3 stone in total) so when I'd done that, I didn't feel that having a baby had altered my shape at all. I felt much better for being slimmer, I'd expected my hips to be wider or something but they were fine.
02/09/2014 at 21:42
I was carrying a little honeymoon weight when I fell pregnant bit was still a size 6/8. I weight just about 8 stone. Just before I had W I was weighing in at 10 stone, ut my mat clothes were still size 8. Took me 6 months, but I got back to my pre honeymoon weight! Was so happy to get back into my size 6 jeans... and now I'm pregnant again, won't be long before they don't fit anymore.
02/09/2014 at 22:03
I was at my heaviest when I fell pregnant but didn't weigh myself after. I was breast feeding so I didn't really lose that much weight initially (it's such a myth that breast feeding causes weight loss!!) but I don't think my body shape has changed that much expect my bra size.
02/09/2014 at 22:32
I went back to pre-pregnancy weight within about 4 months. No real excercise just breastfeeding and generally good genes! I am definately a different shape though - have wider hips, flabbier belly and smaller saggier boobs (once the initial boulders reduced once she started weaning). H still says I look the same as before, but I think he is just lying to make me feel better or never really paid much attention then or now!
03/09/2014 at 08:10
18 months after giving birth I'm almost happy with my body shape again! I'm a size 10, which is a size bigger than I was pre pregnancy, but I was slightly underweight and look better with the extra half a stone. My hips are slightly wider, and my boobs are a bit bigger (but saggier!) The only think I hate is my flabby stomach, however I just haven't got round to doing anything about it! And now I'm at the point where I'm thinking we want to ttc number two next year, so what's the point!
03/09/2014 at 09:04
I put on 5 stone with Z (plus 1 stone from honeymoon) and lost it all by the time she was 10 months. I have a saggy mummy tummy which doesnt bother me, but I must be a little bigger all over even though I'm the same weight as before as some clothes, particularly fitted dresses, arent as flattering as they were before!
03/09/2014 at 10:19
I was at my tiniest when I fell pregnant with S and then put on over 4 stone. Initially, I lost a lot of weight and went very skinny but I've kind of yo-yo'd since. I got back to a reasonable weight and proportion wise, the only thing that's really different are my boobs. They're bigger but saggier :( my tummy is a bit softer and I'm still 'hippy' with no ***. However, my legs are a bit skinnier and my arms are more toned. I put this down to the four months when S had to be walked in the pram for every nap and the fact that he's now over the 91st percentile in weight and a late crawler so I had to haul him everywhere!
03/09/2014 at 10:33
I'm much bigger but that's because I used being pregnant (first time!) as an excuse to eat what I fancied, then after she was here I went and met friends for coffee and cake far too often (still do!). I was determined to stay fit during my second pregnancy but pregnancy complications meant I couldnt even walk far in the last three months, then had a section etc so took a while to recover from that. I'm probably 2.5 stone over my prepregnancy weights, but I'm finding it impossible to lose weight, which I put down to breastfeeding.
Overall though, I think my hips had expanded and have went back down a bit now. My boobs used to be small, round and pert, now they are sagging a bit and seem to extend to under my armpits, H keeps commenting on how massive they are. I'm hoping theyll look better once we finish feeding.
So six months in and safe to say my shape is very different to where it was pre babies!
03/09/2014 at 10:37
I lost a stone when pregnant even though I wasn't ill but like you NOTHING fits!! I've put all the weight back on now but it's gone in different places and still nothing fits!
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