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What's your 'overhang' like after 2 Csecs?

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MolotovCocktail Tue 25-Feb-14 20:29:11

If you have one, that is?

I had an ELCS almost 2y ago and aside from the silvery scar, you would never know.

Dh would like another child. I am leaning towards the idea but am concerned about the effects of a 3rd pg / 2nd CS (dd1 born vaginally in 2009; dd2 ELCS 2012).

I know it's a vain question and there are other concerns re. CS, but this is something that is on my mind.

ListenToTheLady Tue 25-Feb-14 22:04:23

oops this was meant to be my first link

Edenviolet Tue 25-Feb-14 22:06:01

I've had four cs and have no overhang, after dc4 I thought I would as for the first couple of weeks I still had a bit of a 'bump' and was sore and swollen but it all went down fine.

Theonlyoneiknow Tue 25-Feb-14 22:06:58

I have had two emergency CS.

After the first one you could make out a faint scar but no overhang at all, couldn't tell I had had a baby, scar aside. Maybe because pre and during pregnancy I was in good shape, who knows.

Second time had done no exercise since delivery of no.1. Have got a distinct overhang now. Gutted as can't see how to shift it. From what I have heard it's really hard!

HappyAsEyeAm Tue 25-Feb-14 22:07:07

Ive had two emcs and have no overhang. Im quite fleshy, and could do with losing half a stone and seriously toning up, so I am very wobbly. But no overhang.

HappyAsEyeAm Tue 25-Feb-14 22:10:31

Listen, what am I supposed to be looking at on the photos of those two women in bikinis? I can only see flat tummies, no overhang at all. Im confused.

I have a shelf rather than overhang, two years after 2nd CS. Have to sort of lift it out of the way to see the scar or shave. It gets a bit better if I lose weight but I'm a 8/10 normally so mainly it's just there.

But - no worse after second than after first. And I had a massive bump both times on a small frame.

Mignonette Tue 25-Feb-14 22:11:49

2 CS, one classical, one LSCS plus three abdominal surgeries where they went in through the lower segment.

My insides resemble Charlotte's Web but no overhang.

I think it's about which bikinis are ok to wear or not! None for me due to the additional benefit of crepey saggy doughy skin. Nice!

TheFowlAndThePussycat Tue 25-Feb-14 22:12:38

Yeah, it's bad. 2 sections plus emergency surgery post 2nd C-section (they sewed me up & then had to go in again). I'm a bit chunky anyway so I guess that doesn't help.

OTOH it doesn't seem to bother DH and I don't show that bit of my belly to anyone else - I don't think it is obvious through clothes...

Also, I wouldn't change a thing when it comes to my two lovely DDs, they are worth it without a doubt smile

AuditAngel Tue 25-Feb-14 22:14:15

I have a big overhang, but that is because I am fat.

I have 3 DC, 2 and 3 by CS. My overhang is bigger now than after number 2, but I am a clothes size larger than I was after number 2 (I lost a stone through stress) I'm heavier but the same clothes size as before/after number 1.

Even though my last CS was over 3 years ago, I still have no feeling in my skin from about an inch below my belly button, that still seems weird.

And I don't think (personally) it's much to do with exercise or not TheonlyoneIknow - I was really strong and slim before both pregnancies.....alas.......... grin

ListenToTheLady Tue 25-Feb-14 22:15:02

Sorry happy they are an example of a bikini I would wear and one that would be out of the question. The bodies are not illustrative of my gunt! (Or indeed any of the rest of me)

Mignonette Tue 25-Feb-14 22:16:18

I have no skin or pinch sensation in my lower abdomen 19 years after my last CS but that's not surprising- I have had a lot of surgery.

HappyAsEyeAm Tue 25-Feb-14 22:19:49

Thanks Little. I thought I had completely misunderstood what a c section overhang actually was!

MrsCDNinUK Tue 25-Feb-14 22:20:25

Not much of one and I've had 2 c/s and a laparotomy using the same incision (so 3 surgeries). C/S #3 is next week but I don't tend to gain a lot of weight pregnant - 15 lbs or so. I'm on the fluffy side so we'll see what happens when I lose the weight I want to.

Eatriskier Tue 25-Feb-14 22:20:45

I've had an EMCS and an ELCS, I was done up so tightly after the first the overhang was bad (emcs). The second didn't worsen anything. However I was very overweight after both which didn't help. I've lost 6 stone recently and my overhang isn't horrendous which I attribute to hula hooping 3 times a week.

ListenToTheLady Tue 25-Feb-14 22:21:03

(strangely bikini models with gunts were not forthcoming in my google search grin)

HappyAsEyeAm Tue 25-Feb-14 22:22:14

Yes, I have the crepey saggy doughy stomach too. No overhang, but that hardly matters as my stomach is such a mess. I am a size 10, buy seriously doughy and crinkled.

1944girl Tue 25-Feb-14 22:29:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PrimalLass Tue 25-Feb-14 22:30:01

Mine is getting much better with fasting and avoiding gluten.

Nice to know I'm not alone Happy - it feels like it sometimes!

Imagine my face when ten days after dc1 was born I asked my community midwife when the wrinkles would disappear.... and she said probably never and told me to start saving my child benefit for a tummy tuck shock

I can laugh about it now.... [ grin]

Teatimecakes Tue 25-Feb-14 22:52:49

I had an elcs - no over hang at all. Was a size 12 before ds and now am a 14 - I have a bit of a tummy still, but that's more to do with over indulgence than pregnancy or cs smile the only thing I find now is that any weight I gain goes straight to the bump area and makes me look pregnant again!

lotsofcheese Tue 25-Feb-14 23:07:32

After 2 EMCS, it's pretty grim. It wasn't so bad after the 1st, as I was really fit prior to & during pregnancy plus didn't gain much weight. It was a female consultant doing the surgery. Next time it was a male registrar doing the surgery late at night - I got a butchering. My shelf hangs out by a good few inches. I'm hoping diet & exercise will help - but not massively optimistic.

Beckamaw Tue 25-Feb-14 23:15:57

I have 3 children. 1 vaginal (forceps), 1 EMCS, 1 ELCS.
2nd was borderline GD and polyhydramnious, 3rd was at age 39.
Gained 3 stone each time.
I have no overhang, no stretch marks, no visible scar.
I'm lucky maybe?

HappyAsEyeAm Wed 26-Feb-14 08:55:14

Haveyoutried I had quite a doughy tummy after I had DS1 6 years ago. He was 8 lb 8 oz. I lost all my pregnancy weight, but my tummy was never the same.Then 2 years ago I had DS2. He was 9 lb 5 oz. I am a short, small framed size 10. I took months to lose the bloating second time round, and until about 4 months post partum, I looked like I'd had a drastic weight loss surgery type thing because I had so much exceess skin on my tummy. Nowhere else.

Then when he was about 5 months, I got back to my pre pregnancy weight, but I am still in serius need of toniging all over. I don't know how I could possibly shift this excess and doughy crinkled puckered skin on my tummy though. I am 8 stone 5 pounds, so hardly enormous, but my tummy is a mess. I find spanx are marvellous at holding it all in so that I can feel confident in some dresses, so I 100% recommend those (the ones that go up to undernerath your bra and down your legs like cycling shorts)!

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