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weird overhang on stomach after birth any experiences ??

(8 Posts)
Forgottensomething Tue 12-Jul-11 19:58:11

After ds 1 I had seperated stomach muscles but my stomach pretty much went flat

I'm 15 weeks post ds2s birth and my stomach is kinda overhanging in one place and still quite round I'm about a ten/twelve in jeans except they won't go over my stomach and I kinda have a weird saggy lump in all my clothes which is really getting me down

I've been doing all the post birth stomach exercises in the hosp leaflet but it hasn't made a difference

Any experiences ?
feel a but silly seeing the doctor as they will probably just tell me to lose weight?

Forgottensomething Tue 12-Jul-11 20:57:37

No one ?

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Tue 12-Jul-11 21:04:10

can it be separated muscles again? Mine went much worse with DD2, she is 17 months and I am still suffering. (I balloon if periods, bloating..... as I have no muscles in the middle to retain anything). I had a flat stomach back after DD1 too.

Get it checked, there is a lot of things to do to avoid it getting worse.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Tue 12-Jul-11 21:09:35

see here if it is it

Forgottensomething Tue 12-Jul-11 21:28:07

That's what I think but can you get an overhang with seperrated muscles? Or can it cause it iyswim

skewiff Tue 12-Jul-11 21:33:28

Its not the thing I posted about yesterday is it?

I've got masses of extra skin, which I didn't have after DS1. This hangs over my jeans and I have to tuck it into my pregnancy pants.

It looks like crepe paper because it is so wrinkled and is covered in brown stretch marks (lovely!!).

I am in no doubt as to the fact that it is skin though - or perhaps a bit of fat aswell underneath. I am pretty sure though that sit ups are not going to get rid of it.

I'm 9 weeks post giving birth.

Forgottensomething Tue 12-Jul-11 21:42:44

Will have a look for your thread smile is it in childbirth

Sounds similar and I agree bout the sit-ups
Feels empty not like fat

skewiff Tue 12-Jul-11 21:59:00

Yes it is in childbirth, but I haven't said much more than I've said here really.

On my post people have said that even the NHS would pay for a tummy tuck.

But I don't think I would want an operation for no serious reason.

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