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Anyone else hate their pregnancy body?

(9 Posts)
Rowan1204 Sun 20-Jan-13 19:39:13

Its not selfish and i think its totally natural to feel how you do. I didn't actually worry too much when i was preg with my first but now looking back i can remember being naieve and thinking the extra weight would just fall off afterwards! It took me 18 months an a bout of norvirus to get back to pre pregnancy weight! But tbh i didn't work at it as hard as i could have and if you are already naturally sporty then you are already well prepped for springing back quicker!
This time i am expecting twins and absolutely dreading how big i am going to get. I am 16 weeks but already the size of 24 weeks! Really scared of what it will leave me looking like afterwards and trying to be much healthier and not go crazy on the cakes like last time!
As i said though its totally normal to feel how you are especially when you are used to being in such great shape all the time. It definitely feels like invasion of the body snatchers though!

themindwonders Sun 20-Jan-13 19:12:29

i feel fat and everyone knows it .... doesnt help i lost 4 stone before falling preg and think i have put 1/2 of it back on sad

YummyDollie Sun 20-Jan-13 18:49:20

Oh I daren't even inspect my thighs closely for stretch marks I'm sure I saw one the other day bit I'm not sure if it was just a hair stuck to my leg from my hair extensions haha! I HATE putting clothes on that were loose fitting tops to now find they look like I'm smuggling a basketball underneath them! I've found onesies to be incredibly comforting for around the house but their hardly items to feel like a ravishing goddess of beauty in grin doesn't help that its that time of year where all the media outlets appear to be advertising dieting, slimming and beautiful slender celebs in bikinis! envy

Scroobius Sun 20-Jan-13 17:45:23

Yep, me too and I didn't have a dancers body to start with! It's not so much the bump that I hate it's more what has happened to the rest of my body. I've never had small boobs but they used to stay in exactly the same position wether I had a bra on or not, now they are horrible and I hate taking my bra off! I've also just found some really angry looking stretch marks on the back of my thigh, too low down to be covered if I wear shorts sad . All in all I'm 33 weeks now and genuinely just want it to be over so I can work on getting back to normal and looking okay in nice clothes.

YummyDollie Sun 20-Jan-13 14:48:52

Hear*

YummyDollie Sun 20-Jan-13 14:48:32

PhieEl06 its good to know there's someone who's in exactly the same situation with being a dancer! Reading your post made me feel much better thank you!
Rache1S exactly! I here this is the time when your meant to feel blooming and beautiful, yet I just feel large and lardy sad

Rache1S Sun 20-Jan-13 10:21:45

You're not selfish, it's fine! We all want the end result but we don't have to enjoy the process of achieving it.
I'm 17+5, feeling fat and I have never felt less sexy sad

PhieEl06 Sun 20-Jan-13 09:35:08

I know how you feel, I'm a dancer myself, only 14 weeks but starting to get the beginnings of my bump, & as much of a wonderful thing that this is I can't help but feel like I'm loosing a body I work so hard to achieve, but what gets me through it is knowing that it isn't going to last forever, try to think of it as one period of time where you can let yourself go a bit & try to enjoy that, think about once you've given birth if you go back to dancing it won't take long to get that pre-preggers body back. One of my dance teachers gave birth & a month later looked as if nothing had changed, she had her toned stomach back. I completely understand how you feel because I feel it too, I look through my photos from shows & performances & think oh I miss my body but it won't take long to get back afterwards especially running round after a new born. smile

YummyDollie Sun 20-Jan-13 01:05:25

I know I know selfish of me right? I appreciate being able to have the blessing of being able to experience one of the greatest things a woman can do but the thing is before I fell pregnant I was a professional dancer/dance teacher my body basically was my career I was so proud of been toned and healthy and now I just feel.... Well fat to be honest. I hate my large boobs that rest on my bump, I hate being out of breath climbing stairs, I hate my expanding abdomen, but I love what's inside of it. My little girl. I'm 27 weeks and 4 days and feeling so down and depressed and unattractive I feel like my partner also misses my pre pregnancy body although he hasn't said anything. Anyone else feel like this or do I just need to give my head a shake and shut up and be grateful of being pregnant? Sorry for spelling/grammar errors its late and I'm on my iPhone smile

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