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AIBU to think that this is bloody unreasonable???(72 Posts)
Has anyone seen Kate's flat stomach and washboard abs just three months after having Prince George???
I'm sorry but this is very unreasonable and I am extremely flummoxed as to how she has managed this.
She may have just pinged back.
She may have had a strict diet and exercise regime.
She may have had a tummy tuck.
None of the above make her any more admirable than she was before.
It can be done. I was toned and skinny before I got pregnant and couldn't eat much during pregnancy and therefore didn't put much weight on. I breastfed DD and walked her up and down hills in her heavy pram. I also did the stomach exercises when the midwife gave me the go ahead.
The one thing I didn't do was diet.
She has an amazing figure. Well done to her!
Slating someone for regaining their pre-pregnancy shape quickly is no better than fat-shaming somebody.
Depressing attitude really.
She looks amazing! And agree with the PP who mentioned her still looking pregnant and appearing for the photo call. That was really brave.
I just thinks she looks so bloody healthy
I weighed less full term then I did at the beginning of both of my pregnancies soon put it all back on though
Good for her!
Remember she is a princess so will of course have a live in nanny, personal trainer and personal chef. She was also slim during her pregnancy so I'm not surprised.
I'm very jealous. Having struggled with my weight all my life and my desire to be a size 10, I have come to the conclusion that after having ds1 and gaining 3 stone this will never happen. Sigh
I don't think I've explained myself very well. I'm not trying to slate Kate for losing the weight, because I know that sometimes it just happens without it being a conscious activity. But as a public figure she will know the impact of her image and the way celebrities seem to ping back into very slim shapes, and how much of that is the fact they have the means to pay for personal trainers and nutritionists to conform to the ideal of being thin again as soon as possible.
How many times do we see on here 9 months to make the baby and give yourself 9 months to get back to your previous body, but I don't recall seeing that in the media or celebrity mums. Maybe Kate has the genetics that meant she was lucky or maybe she has been working damn hard to get her figure back - we won't know. If it wasn't genetics though it would have been nice to see a normal mum with a little bit of belly like she did when she left hospital or at least in a nice outfit that kept us guessing rather than another woman in the media who has pinged back to shape incredibly quickly.
And it does cause pressure as we were chatting about it yesterday and one of my friends who is struggling with her baby weight was gutted when she saw the pictures and dreading the comments she expects from family that will have also see the pictures.
3 months isn't such a short period of time to get back to pre-preg weight and size. We all know she's naturally slim and that she likes to do sport.
BF made me ravenous and I'm pretty sure I did not eat the number of calories I was burning. I remember dipping below my normal weight and being really anxious that my milk supply would suffer (it didn't).
I had someone ask me whether my newborn son was mine a couple of weeks after he was born. I just didn't look like I'd had a baby at all - apart from the corrugated belly (which if I was stretching out shooting hoops like Kate would not show at all).
In the pic where you see her back, she looks like a normal slim woman, you can't see her spine poking out.
I had mat clothes and regular clothes, never needed inbetween ones.
See, this is exactly why I've decided to keep a bit of a baby belly, so I don't upset other people
Unlike my mate, the former model who selfishly wore her size 8 jeans home from hospital making women everywhere feel inadequate.
Wow, she looks really good. I'm not surprised at all. I'm sure she'll have muscle memory from before pregnancy that means she gets back into shape quickly and easily especially given the help she'll have with the baby and housework.
My dsis was a size 8 before pregnancy, put on a tiny amount of weight, had an enormous baby, then was back in size 8s within a week.
She had no sign of a belly at all, no squishiness at all, she looked like she hadn't had a baby at all.
Good for her. She looks. Fab. I am however ridiculously jealous.
I was a quite tiny before ds. I think I was unlucky as I am covered in strechmarks. 2.6 years on they still lool bloody awful. So wide that they still split and bleed.
My stomach muscles ripped too and I have lost the tiny perky boobs and been left with tiny bits of stretxhmarked skin.
I think everyines body responds differently. I ate well, didnt put on too much weight, used bio-oil and whatever else for stretchmarks.....did everything as healthy as poss. But I still have a load of loose skin on my belly and would never dare wear a bikini again.
Bloody good job that kate sprung back.....shes got to be in the public eye 247.
LMFAO at the idea that Waity might think she has any responsibility to other women. She has the most powerful platform in the world and uses it to.......shop and get her hair done.
She has always prioritised how she looks over everything else. Personally, I do not think this is something to be admired.
I thought she looked a very healthy young person. Sadly we seem in this country to have a problem with that
She looks fab. My weight dropped off very quickly too. When I first saw those photos of Kate in the newspaper, I thought 'bet there'll be someone bitching about her flat tummy on MN!'.
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This happened to me too. Three times. I didn't do anything miraculous. I am just tall and slim. For some reason that also meant people assumed I was some super-energized, together, non sleep-deprived uber mummy instead of the exhausted emotional wreck I really was because I 'was skinny' and 'didn't look like I'd had a baby'. Blimey. How very dare I?
It is just the way it is for some women.
But if I say I didn't diet, exercise, obsess etc I will be a smug cow or a liar.
Took a bit longer with DC5 because I was 43 and I never went to washboard status, ,that would have taken a lot of work (even if I hadn't had a baby)
but when I had DD1 it all just went back to normal within a few weeks.
I didn't get stretch marks either.
A lot of it is purely down to genetics.
Childbirth doesn't tend to turn a slim, sporty, long-waisted 6 footer with good muscle definition into a 5'4" overweight blob.
I went back quickly after DD. I was small to start with but managed to put on 3.5 stone!
7 months pregnant again I don't know if it will be the same this time... Definitely bigger and the bump isn't as "neat" as first time either. My arse has grown at the same rate at the bump and that didn't happen last time either!
We shall see
She has staff, ffs, and was tall and skinny before.
Most famous women are simply never photographed in their postnatal wobble. Fair play to the Duchess for cradling the empty bump in front of the international meeeja outside the hospital.
To be honest, given her HG and natural figure and lifestyle (yoga etc), she was never going to put heaps of weight on anyway. And she might well have been wearing supportive undergarments to smooth out any imperfections, again knowing that the eyes of the world are on her.
But as a public figure she will know the impact of her image and the way celebrities seem to ping back into very slim shapes
Maybe she does know that other women might question her figure, but that really isn't her problem or her responsibility.
I'm one of those women that lost weight quickly after pregnancy and I think in my case it was a combination if breastfeeding and luck. If other women were jealous of that (comments at the time would suggest they were) then that's entirely their problem, not mine.
I'm more impressed with my SIL than Kate. SIL has managed to get her pre baby body back with in 6 months or so.
Size 8, 5'6 ish - she has no chef, nanny, personal trainer, gym or pool in her house, or staff to do the shopping, housework and sort out the direct debits/laundry/sicky baby-grows. Nor does she have the eyes of the world on her as an incentive to look good.
Frankly, given her shape pre birth and the fact that she lives in a palace, i would have been astounded to see Kate looking dumpy at this stage, not the other way around.
We cant compare our lives (and it's consequences) with theirs.
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