Just after youve given birth...

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  1. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Well-Known Member

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    After youve given birth, like that day and the next, what does your belly look like?
    Does it flop and go saggy (as I assume the skin needs time to spring back) or do you look still pregnant but just less so?

    Just wondered what to expect :blush:
     
  2. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    Your belly will contract down in up to 8 days (well I think that's how long it was) and I had a little pouch at the bottom of my belly (yuck!)
     
  3. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Well-Known Member

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    Well I had one of those anyway :dohh::blush:
    8 days seems quite quick though!!!
    Thanks for that :baby:
     
  4. reallytinyamy

    reallytinyamy Mum and step mum

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    Mine lookd quite flabby, not as bad as I was expecting
     
  5. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Well-Known Member

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    Thanks rta :) I might be imagining worse than it would be as I keep thinking it must seem pretty empty straight afterwards - I bet it feels weird at first and takes time to get used to having an empty tum!
     
  6. MummyToAmberx

    MummyToAmberx Mum to 3 Girls 1 Boy

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    Lmaoo, just made me remember mine and it was soo funny.
    I didnt take note of my belly until i got up off bed, to have a bath, no lie it must have been to my kness, lmaooo, i was huge at 40+4 had put on over 3 stone, but i was being dragged down by muy gut. I started to slightly back to normal in week, but i never got rid of my saggy bit, gutted! :( lol
     
  7. mrso

    mrso Lovin my Family

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    wow you guys are pretty lucky. I was HUGE last time around. When I left the hospital, 4 days after giving birth, I still looked about 6 months pregger. I think that it took me about 3 weeks to not look pregnant.
     
  8. Linzi

    Linzi Prodest mummy ever

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    I remember going in the bath after I had him and thinking 'hmm not as bad as I thought, then my brother turned up and asked me when I'd stop looking pregnant lol

    I still looked a bit pregnant but a bit deflated if that makes sense...

    xxx
     
  9. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Well-Known Member

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    hey I will take 6 months size! :happydance:

    LOL at the knee warmers - I cant talk as I have put on over 4 stone, but I don't think it's all in the belly so this could be just as well!:dohh:

    I don't mind still looking quite big 3 weeks after, as 3 weeks is no time at all really - will just make sure i am pushing the pram so people dont ask if I am overdue!
     
  10. AppleBlossom

    AppleBlossom Guest

    I am and always have been very slim (apart from when I was pregnant obv!) and after I'd given birth my belly was still quite big, like when you first start to get a bump, then it kind of went into a pouch. I breastfed for 2 weeks and that helped contract my tummy back in a bit although I found the whole contracting in thing uncomfortable but was glad to get back into my pre pregnancy jeans after about 8/9 days :)
     
  11. Dizzy321

    Dizzy321 very proud mammy to 3!

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    I almost died when I seen my tummy afer I gave birth the first time lmao! if i touched it it felt like my hand would just go straight through, but me and OH had a laugh about it lol. the second time was not as bad though for some reason x
     
  12. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Well-Known Member

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    Oh I am not even hoping to get into my normal jeans for at least 2 months so I wont be too disappointed, unless fluid goes quickly?

    I swelled up in the leg department as soon as I got my bfp unfortuantely. I think I hold alot of water weight - i recently lost 5 stone and I know that means I have more fat cells than people who havnt been overweight and they can be filled back up with water really easily.
     
  13. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Well-Known Member

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    LMAO stop youre making it sound too scary :muaha:

    No one ever shows after baby tummy pics, ywt we love to show them off while getting bigger.
     
  14. lepaskilf

    lepaskilf Guest

    There is a website called www.shapeofamother.com It has loads of pics of mums before during and mainly after pregnancy that they have put on. :) It's really good xxx
     
  15. staceymy

    staceymy Mummy To Two Princesses

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    It went down pretty quickly. I remember looking at it in the shower a day later & was really werid being able to see my feet. But after a week i would say it was nearly back to how it was before.
    I remember my aunty saying when you stand up after just given birth the feeling of your belly saggy down is really weird... but i didnt get that as i had a epidural.
     
  16. passengerrach

    passengerrach mummy to kai

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    mine seemed really strange to me i still looked pregnant much less pregnant though but it felt all soft which was so strange at first lol
     
  17. charliebear

    charliebear Mum to AJ & Pumpkin

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    Mine was like this!
     
  18. nfm3

    nfm3 Well-Known Member

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    My first baby...I brought an outfit I used to wear when I just got a bump thinking I should fit it with no problem for the trip home from the hospital. No cigar. I would have been better off with something that fit at the end of the second trimester--I agree with the poster that said 6 mos belly. That is the type of belly that nobody has to hesitate to ask if you're pregnant. It was down much much smaller within 2 weeks (kind of flabby but relatively flat) but right after giving birth I still looked pregnant though not AS PREGNANT. Very soft and squishy and kind of tender because of the after pains (kind of like period cramps).

    Truth be told I really didn't care...I was just so glad to be able to roll over and sleep on my stomach again. I certainly didn't feel pregnant anymore. It took me a while to fit into my skinny jeans again though--more than 2 months. Things had spread and shifted. I think it's better to give yourself plenty of time. Think 9 months up so 9 months down. If you go back quicker GREAT but if not you don't have to beat yourself up over it---you know? That being said--it didn't take me nine months at all with the breastfeeding.
     
  19. golcarlilly

    golcarlilly Proud mum of 2

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    I remember mine looking like a deflated balloon!! It feels very strange and you kind of miss your bump for a while, especially for resting your cuppas on LOL
     
  20. dizzyspells

    dizzyspells Mia & Finnlays Mummy.xxx

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    Thought my belly looked liked a popped balloon after I had my daughter sooo weird and it never went back to normal but was 42 weeks so think I was over streched!!x
     

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