With my other two pregnancies, I gained an absolute ton but dropped lots in the first few weeks as it's mostly fluid. First time, I'd gained about 3.5 stone and had lost about 2 stone roughly 6ish weeks later; second time, I'd gained the same but it came off much more quickly, probably because I'd had a VBAC and was up and about much more quickly. By the time I had my 6 week check I had just under a stone left to lose, but I was health conscious straight afterwards - not dieting, but watching what I ate/how much and making sure to keep active.
I will be honest though - it takes much longer for your body to fully recover (it's about more than just dropping the weight) and there's no sense in rushing it. You'll feel awesome though, you feel so light after giving birth!
Those few days after giving birth, when u loss that big bulk of weight! How many pounds did u drop and how many did u gain throughout pregnancy!
Also do u notice a difference in hips and thighs etc! Mine have got huge!
Im bridesmaid for my sisters wedding 7 weeks after my baby arrives and thinking of how much il have to drop.
I had a c-section. I lost 24 lbs. I gained 65 lbs. total, but was underweight before becoming pregnant. I am now considered a "normal" weight, but still feel overweight.
The only weight I have lost was that 24 lbs. during birth. I'm eating MUCH less, but not losing anything. I think it's b/c I don't really exercise. I still have a jelly belly, and I still look about five months pregnant. IMO, it's a lot of work to lose weight after having a baby. This is of course just my experience. I think I would have to really want to lose, and I don't. Right now, I'm focused on being the best mommy I can be, TTC number two, and dealing with other health issues that I have.
If you're breastfeeding, it may be easier. Everyone is so different! GL
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