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's just been lucky I say, when I had my first I was a size 6-8 put on 2.5 stone and my daughter was 8.8lb.. I went completely back to normal within a month or so and I certainly didn't diet or exercise.. I didn't breast feed either.
My mum was like this. She said breastfeeding took it all off her. I obviously did not inherit those ecto genes. Sigh.
Some women just do.
I have with all of mine bar one. I'm usually much lighter at term than prepregnancy due to HG and when breast feeding I eat in a healthy way and see no need to load on the extra 400-500 calories you burn a day doing it eating in a healthy way is not the same as dieting.
Also - do you not think if she did have a bit of a 'jelly belly' they'd have air brushed it out!!
She has a lovely figure - I'm envious! Air brushed or not!!
I've had 4 and got back into shape really quickly after all of them. I'm not an exerciser but breast feeding and lots of walking did it for me. Breast feeding is amazing: stuff your face all you want and still be really skinny with massive boobs. It was only when I stopped breast feeding that I had to start watching my weight.
Why are people always so scathing and suspicious of this?
I pinged back within days. Literally pre-baby weight at day 5. Not a jot of exercise or limiting food intake, just the way it was. Same with first pg. I gained what a needed to grow a baby and had nothing to spare.
There's really no need to gain 4 stone in pregnancy. But if you do, don't be surprised to have 3 stone to shift after the birth.
I think Kate looks wonderful - and very healthy.
If you put lots of weight on during pregnancy , it will take longer to look like you did pre pregnancy and vice versa .
I just look at her and think , skinny women has baby and returns to being skinny . With my last child , i was 14 stone when i got pregnant , so was careful about weight gain . I put on a stone , i came out of hospital weighing just under what i had weighed pre pregnancy . So if Kate put on a stone , why wouldnt she look similar to how she did 8 weeks later ?
It's a shame that there would be so many people only too glad to see a picture of her as a new mum looking tired and overweight, which she would also get slated for I'm sure. She loses whatever she does. I'm no huge fan of hers particularly but she looks great, many new mothers do lose the weight fairly quickly with or without help, many others don't. I did as a result of not being able to eat properly throughout my pregnancies, the baby wight fell off within days.
She was hospitalised with HG, it's doubtful she has been stuffing herself for the last 9 months and doing the 'eating for 2' thing which still seems to be the belief. She was never likely to be much more than baby and fluid.
YABU, how would you like public comments telling you that you are unreasonable to have dared to lose the baby weight? It can be unthinking comments that can contribute to PND, believe me I know, there are 3 comments made to me as a new mum that could be directly attributed to me feeling even bloody worse than I already did, even though I looked ok and very slim on the outside.
Maybe we should go back to confining new mothers to their house before and after the birth, it might be easier for them!
After I had my second child, my stomach went flat straight away. I was told I had very tight stomach muscles. I hadn't done any exercise to get my stomach back in shape. Some people are just lucky, although I suspect she's had a little help!
How? Aside from that she has the very best of food purchased and prepared for her and childcare available at the drop of a hat so that she can have the best personal trainer and/or attend the best, most expensive gym/yoga/pilates classes and that she is hardly likely to be so overworked that she needs to say "to hell with the classes tonight, I'm too exhausted to cycle three miles to the village hall"?
Besides, she was naturally slim to start with, as I was when I was pregnant, which no doubt helped her to get back into her size 8 jeans after a couple of months, just as it did me. Aside from that natural factor there's no comparison between this woman and the average UK mother.
I actually find it quite inspiring. I'm determined to get back in shape ASAP after this baby, something I never did with DC1 partly in the knowledge that I wanted another DC. She looks fabulous in those photos.
For goodness sake
Before pregnancy she was slim and well toned, therefore there should be no reason why she shouldn't be slim and well toned afterwards.
Many people eat a very healthy diet during pregnancy and there's no real reason why they shouldn't regain their pre pregnancy figure pretty quickly...with no effort at all.
It depends on the women.
I had DT's (both 7lbs) and put on a HUGE amount of weight when pregnant because I had SPD and bleeds throughout so was practically bed bound for 9 months. Usually I am a size 8-10 and by the end of pregnancy I was wearing 16-18 and my thighs were huge, I cringe when I see photos of that time. 6 weeks after having them I was back to being 8-10 because I was eating as normal and out and about every day, luckily the SPD went the moment they were out.
My SIL had a singleton pregnancy, she was quite weighty before and also put on a lot of weight during pregnancy, 4 years later she is still carrying the extra weight.
BF is an 8 and she had a simple pregnancy, all she had to do was unbutton her jeans at 9 months, within a week of having her DS her tummy was flat again.
Different women, different outcomes.
poop I was 38 when I had DS2 and pinged right back so there is indeed a flaw in your highly scientific study ;-)
With DC1 I was back to my normal flat stomach within a week. After about a month I'd lost a stone more than my pre pregnancy weight and that was without any diet or exercise, just bfing.
With DC2 (12 weeks) I have a 'just had a baby' stomach, scretchmarks, the lot.
don't get me started on that thing that's meant to be a belly button!
Some people, are just extremely lucky. Plus the fact that she probably has a dietician, personal trainer ect ect. My baby is only a day younger than George and I wish I looked like that too.
Just came back to answer French's question about never having seen anyone looking like that IRL 3 months after birth...I know 3 mums who did (one is a physio nurse who did pre/post natal yoga, an other very into her running and the 3rd didn't really exercise much but already had 2 kids).
The things they have in common with Kate is they all had these babies in their early thirties, were relatively active during/after pregnancy and all were BFing or mix feeding at 3mo... That's hardly a population study though, so at best it's just a theory
I didn't eat during pregnancy due to horrendous 'morning' sickness (hah!), so I only put on a stone.
I breastfed and came out of hospital (bearing in mind they kept you in for a week in those days) nearly two stone lighter - and the baby was less than 7lb! There was some stress involved as DC was in special care for a few days and the birth had been tricky. However, due to episiotomy etc there was absolutely no exercise of any description.
But I have never been so skinny before or since! In fact at one point I have been 2 stone heavier than at nine months pregnant.
Sometimes that's just the way it works.
This thread is depressing. Many women DO 'ping' back after pregnancy, I was one of them (mind you, I've only had one!). My tummy looks exactly the same as before and I was back within my normal clothes within weeks. Lucky, good genes, breast feeding, who knows? Who cares?
Kate looks fantastic, I admired her for showing her post birth bump to the world's media and I admire her figure now.
I was 30 when I had my first dd. I pinged back to a flat stomach after 4 weeks. Same with ds 3 years later. Now I'm mid 40s and have a muffin top you could rest a pint on. Sigh. It comes to us all, let her have her moment of flat, toned glory.
I'm pleased for her, I didn't look like that so soon after birth but I was also unlikely to find a picture of myself in a national newspaper
We have a mum at school who has 4 DC and not a trace of a tummy.
Not the result of gym or eating nothing as far as I'm aware. Just tall narrow hipped and naturally elegant figure.
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.
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.
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.
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