I'm a first time mom I am 25 and my daughter is 7 wks, I got a HUGE belly with her and gained about 50lbs. I have already lost 30lbs and have 20 to go which I dont mind the weight its just that my belly is not going away. It has gone down but at the moment I look like im 6 months pregnant no saggy skin just hard round belly. I was just wondering how long it would take to go down.
nine months on, nine months off? But it does depend on your metabolism (body's ability to shed the weight), eating and exercising pattern. I had my baby 6 months ago (exactly!) and I still have a lot of belly fat. But I hope that this new plan (just joined) will help motivate me to get to the gym and eat better so I start seeing results.
Not to burst any bubbles, but I was small before kids. I gained alot of weight and had HUGE babies. My belly is forever scared, torn, and perma-flab. The doctor said I will never have feeling in the lower part of it and the muscle may never totally reattach. After this last baby (#3) and saving for a couple of years I hope to one day get the mommy tuck. I will try hard, really hard, to do what I can, but I wont be devasted by the lasting effects my babies gave.
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Well. I was 115 before I got pregnant. 190 when my son was born. He is now 9 months old and I'm still 130.
I dropped the first 50 pretty fast, but its been slow going from there. I want to get back to at least 120, but I could even settle for 125.
Its that little pouch under the belly button that is seeming IMPOSSIBLE to get rid of, no matter how much weight I lose.
I guess everyone is different, but if anyone has any tips on that, I'd love to hear them. (I do ab exercises every day already)
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Don't get discouraged! Your belly will tighten up over time. If you are already doing ab exercises, that's great, continue them. You should also focus on "core" exercises (which includes more than just abs...it's everything around your abs too). I'm a Coach for Team Beachbody and have a few exercise videos that have helped my post-baby belly and they are more core related than just abs.
I was 118 before baby, im 5'8".
160 when i have birth.
145 6 weeks after.
Now I'm 120, but my body doesnt look the same. I have to tone up a lot.
DO PILATES, they tone your entire body and work amazingly. I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks from doing that and eating healthy.
I have a little bit of a belly, but its hard so i think its muscle.
Another thing i heard works great is a workout program called P90x, my husband does it, but i stick to my treadmill, my pilates, yoga, and core workouts.
Zoe Jane 10/11/08
oh and another reason your belly may not be going down is because your uterus is still streched out which can take some time to go down
Zoe Jane 10/11/08
my baby is 6 months and i am very concern about my belly, but the true is i am not working out because I heard many abs exercises are not appropriate postpartum
Has anyone noticed a difference with Breast feeding vs not for getting it to go back down?
I gained 48 pounds with my daughter. I was about 20 pounds underweight when I found out I was pregnant. Although I lost 30 pounds right away it took me nearly 3 years to lose 10 more and I never lost the final 8. It took even longer to lose the belly flab, and I still always had a slight pouch under the belly button, though my doctor and my nutrionist said that was healthier for a woman than flat abs. I gained 36 pounds with my son and lost nearly 20 right away. I'm still working on the rest, I have a lot of belly fat, and I anticipate it taking years to get back in shape. One exercise my doc taught me was to lay down flat and try to make the right and left edges of my belly button touch each other. They never really will, but that action exercises the internal abdominal muscles, which normally isn't worked through sit-ups and other similar ab exercises.
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