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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 12:29 PM   1
Harper
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How long does it take your stomach to shrink back to normal?


For all you mamas out there, how long does it take your stomach to go back to normal after birth? My stomach is stretched out a lot, she is a huge baby lol. Thanks for any input!



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:07 PM   2
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I don't recall exactly. .. but I can say that it was a good few months before I was beginning to feel anywhere close to my old self.
Be patient with your body. .. every woman is different so it's hard to put a timeline on it. . .
Lots of factors could impact this too. . such as if you breastfeed, what was your physical condition before, during after pregnancy, eating habits, genetics, etc. ...



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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:18 PM   3
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I agree with APen it can vary so much! with my first I was 17, started pregnancy a size 6 which I could still wear at 5 months pregnant! I breastfed, had a swollen pregnant belly for less than a week after and was wearing size 8 cropped trousers by 2 weeks after! I cant believe the pics when I look at them now I am pretty sure its not going to be like that this time, I didnt know how lucky I was!



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:20 PM   4
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With my first, I was back in my old jeans 2 weeks after but I was only 17 when I had my son at 23 it did not go that way at all infact I don't think I ever got back into my old jeans as I was lazy after and didn't really bother. I am hoping to really get into shape after this baby but I'm not going to kick myself if it takes a while. Enjoy your baby :-)



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:20 PM   5
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I've read 'on average' it takes 6 weeks for your utereus to shrink back to size.



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:26 PM   6
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the day after i had zane i went for a bath and i almost cryed because my stomach was floating in the water! but after afew months my stomach didnt go back to normal but naturaly started to shrink. but if u do exercise then u will get ur figure back



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:29 PM   7
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With my son it shrunk back to size in about a week, but it was still freakishly soft and squishy for about a month and a half.



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:33 PM   8
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Some people will skrink back within a few days but in reality it's more likely to take a few weeks to settle down. Remember, it took 9 months to make a pregnant body, so it won't go back to normal straight away. Enjoy your baby and worry about the jelly belly afterwards xxx

Ps.I think it took me about 3-4 weeks before I didn't look pregnant anymore xxx



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:37 PM   9
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Everyone is different.

My stomach was much much smaller straight away but took about 3-4 weeks to lose the jiggle



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 14:30 PM   10
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they say it takes 6 weeks for your uterus to shrink back to normal size, tho really it never quite goes back to normal size. For me my belly was a ton smaller by 6 weeks postpartum. But the skin was still a bit looser than normal. That part took about 3 months or so- after that I was pretty much back to normal. But I never really was 100% as tight as before but very close. I had also lost all the weight but even so the tummy is changed a little



 
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