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Old May 23rd, 2010, 03:53 AM   21
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I was a size 8 pre-preg and I was back in my size 8's the day after I had Olivia .. Although my belly was DISGUSTING.. It's not so bad now but it was just like I had too much skin there. Straight after the birth was the worst because it didn't sit straight it was literally all over the place lol. Proper jelly belly. Even now it's not what it was but it'll get there.

(Just don't make the mistake of thinking that LO will come and you'll have you're flat tummy back instantly.. You won't lol)



 
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 06:49 AM   22
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Lots of people in the States use a thing called the Belly Bandit afterwards. They are supposed to be completely safe to wear and help reduce the uterus and flatten the tummy and help the skin retract. I don't know anyone who has used one and they are fairly expensive - but I read about them in a magazine recently and they had rave reviews...
http://www.bellybandit.com/
Rather than spending so much money on one of these, a pair of spandex pants/tummy control knickers does the same job. Last pregnancy I bought one from asda for about 8 and it really helped flatten the tummy and reduce the uterus quickly (just make sure they are not too tight). Even Gwyenth Paltrow admitted to using spandex pants after the birth of her children to flatten her tummy quicker xx



 
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 07:09 AM   23
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http://theshapeofamother.com/blog/pr...tos-anonymous/

Hope it helps!



 
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 07:45 AM   24
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Lots of people in the States use a thing called the Belly Bandit afterwards. They are supposed to be completely safe to wear and help reduce the uterus and flatten the tummy and help the skin retract. I don't know anyone who has used one and they are fairly expensive - but I read about them in a magazine recently and they had rave reviews...
http://www.bellybandit.com/
Rather than spending so much money on one of these, a pair of spandex pants/tummy control knickers does the same job. Last pregnancy I bought one from asda for about 8 and it really helped flatten the tummy and reduce the uterus quickly (just make sure they are not too tight). Even Gwyenth Paltrow admitted to using spandex pants after the birth of her children to flatten her tummy quicker xx
right then im going to buy a pair of these lol, thanks for the tip hun x



 
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 07:51 AM   25
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Heres what i looked like 3 days after birth im a 5ft3 size 8 and she was nearly 9lb

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Old May 23rd, 2010, 07:56 AM   26
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Heres what i looked like 3 days after birth im a 5ft3 size 8 and she was nearly 9lb

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id be happy if i looked like that 3 days after birth, very happy lol! lets hope im as lucky as u!!! x

thanks for all advice ladies really helpful. i like to no what to expect, dont like surprises! especially not dissapointing ones



 
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 09:36 AM   27
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I was a size 8 before i had ella, for about 2 days after i had her my belly was like jelly and wobbly!! It went back to my pre pregnancy size and shape almost immediately though, probably after 2 weeks. I didnt have to do any exercise etc. I think i was lucky. However i dont think i will this time! I have a feeling im going to have to work at it



 
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 15:17 PM   28
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I was a size 10 when I had my first. I had quite a toned stomach as I used to breathe in all the time! I came out of hospital wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans....I think I even lost weight!
First few days my tummy was splodgy but not overly flabby.
I was in hospital for 5 days (they liked to keep you in that long 16 years ago!) and didn't like the food so only ate salads and I breastfed which I think really helped.
Every woman is different though. The worst thing about pregnancy is nothing is definite!



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Old May 23rd, 2010, 23:44 PM   29
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I was a size 12 before being pregnant and even though I had the 'jelly belly' I went home in the jeans I was wearing before I fell pregnant

After breastfeeding as well the weight just fell off me!!



 
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