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When were you back in pre maternity jeans?

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moomin35 Mon 21-Jul-14 19:45:01

Anyone know what's normal?

Mrsgrumble Mon 21-Jul-14 19:46:29

I had a c section so it was a while but about five months. I probably could have before bit liked the comfort (I wasn't in maternity but loose trousers)

Frontier Mon 21-Jul-14 19:52:05

Took me a year. have to say I was impressed I made it at all blush

ToffeeMoon Mon 21-Jul-14 19:52:20

I wouldn't ask randoms online. It will have no bearing on your own situation. It depends how much you gain and whether you breastfeed, how active you are and what your post-partum appetite is like.

If you really want to know - I was at my pre-pregnancy weight with a couple of weeks. I had only gained 20lb so a stone came off just with the birth then breastfeeding sucked the rest out.

See? Best not to ask!

Azquilith Mon 21-Jul-14 19:53:34

Think I cheated and bought new (slightly larger) non maternity jeans after about 3 months...

ObfusKate Mon 21-Jul-14 19:54:53

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ObfusKate Mon 21-Jul-14 19:55:48

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DrJuno Mon 21-Jul-14 20:04:04

9 months, and that was the divorce diet.

Otherwise I doubt I would ever have made it!

sleepysleepy Mon 21-Jul-14 20:11:14

As long as you don't drown yourself in cake, its usually nine months on, nine months off.

I'm not telling you whether I was a cake drowner or not!

pinkpeoniesx Mon 21-Jul-14 20:11:31

3 weeks! I had a c section and breastfed.

camsie Mon 21-Jul-14 20:13:58

Five days- I know I was very lucky.

WillYouDoTheFandango Mon 21-Jul-14 20:17:25

Also 5 days. I had morning sickness followed by diabetes and hardly gained any weight. My skin was saggy for about 3 weeks then it went back too. My mum was the same, as was my nan after each of her 8 kids.

I can't fit in them now though. The return to work has been a killer and I've ended up living on rubbish!

RVPisnomore Mon 21-Jul-14 20:18:51

A week, b/f and csection.

IAmAPaleontologist Mon 21-Jul-14 20:21:21

with dc1 about a week.

With dc2 I got depressed and comfort ate. a lot. gave up getting back into them ever again.

Have dc3 now. I don't wear jeans. dresses are far more forgiving.

MildDrPepperAddiction Mon 21-Jul-14 20:23:26

I had a cs 4 weeks ago and was back within 2/3 weeks.

As pp said, it depends on your original weight, amount gained, breastfeeding etc.

ch1134 Mon 21-Jul-14 20:25:50

Within a week. 6 months later and they're falling off me. Breastfeeding.

theborrower Mon 21-Jul-14 20:36:59

First time, EMCS and problems BFing - a few weeks definitely. I still looked 5 months pregnant a few weeks later.

This time, a vaginal birth and started off BFing - a week. But they're my comfy jeans, still a bit snug in my others, but to be fair, they were snug before too. I can't believe how quick my uterus went down this time.

DrJuno Mon 21-Jul-14 20:38:01

Btw I breastfed for 19 months. Didn't contribute to the loss of one single, solitary pound...

CPtart Mon 21-Jul-14 20:41:29

Within a week too, was breast feeding.
The midwife struggled to palpate my uterus at all the second day post delivery.
The state of the skin on my belly another matter!

TinyPawz Mon 21-Jul-14 20:48:43

8 days post section but I had only gained 1.5kg by the date of section. Also have a fair bit of padding so jeans where not teeny tiny to start with.

Laundryangel Mon 21-Jul-14 21:04:10

On DC1's fourth birthday! I had had DC2 in the meantime & he was 17mths then. Whilst it was a victory of sorts to be finally in pre-pregnancy clothes, I realised that, in the almost five years since I'd last worn them, my old boot cuts looked distinctly old fashioned and I also needed a higher waist as the waist of these ones sat just below my tummy pouch and emphasised it.
I had a BMI of 26 for about five years before I got pregnant (I always meant to lose half a stone and get into the "healthy" category but rarely was), gained 4 stone when pregnant with DC1, lost one stone during birth/first week or so, despite ebf constantly I only lost another 9lbs in the first year which was a bit of a wake up call, lost 1.5 stone in the next 7 months when I got pregnant (so was about half a stone over my pre-preg weight when I got pregnant with DC2), gained 3.5 stone, lost that by DC2's first birthday & lost the remaining half stone or so over the next five months to get me back to my "proper" pre-preg weight.
Despite my intentions, I eat when tired, lonely, stressed etc so the chances of me losing weight with a newborn are minimal. We also have no family support locally so I couldn't leave a baby with a family member whilst I went to the gym or similar as some of my friends did. I would also far rather curl up on the sofa than exercise. Yes, I look back at photos and think "look at the size of my thighs" but that thought is quickly replaced with thinking about how gorgeous whichever of the DC is in the photos looks.

Millie2013 Mon 21-Jul-14 21:05:02

I could probably have fitted into them after a week (but never tried), but I was v poorly after the birth and lost lots of weight, quite quickly. I'd much rather have lost weight slower and more healthily. When I look at the pictures, early on, I look awful sad

BackforGood Mon 21-Jul-14 21:07:33

Around about a year

IntellectualLlama Mon 21-Jul-14 21:08:55

Two or three weeks. Breastfeeding.

Meglet Mon 21-Jul-14 21:08:59

4/5 months with both of them.

I wore maternity jeans for a month because they were comfier post section. Then I had a couple of inbetween size pairs to tide me over until the weight all came off.

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