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Oh no...has anyone else got a stomach like a deflating lilo?...you know when you have to jump on it to get the last bits of air out and it just won't go away! I've just had a baby five month ago and I look so awful. I'm normally really confident, but in this sunny weather and having to wear cropped trousers, I just feel awful. How do I get rid of it or make it go away?
A midwife I know told me that if it dangles below your fanjo, you can have it removed (in an "apronectomy") on the NHS. Don't know if that's true but thought I would get into the spirit of the thread!
You don't have to wear crops though - couldn't you get some (not too hot or tight) flattering pants that cover your stomach, and wear a dress? I bet you don't look awful - I remember a friend of mine felt like this 5 months post-baby, but actually it looked minimal to others - she looked fine.
shiny, if theres def no fat there and you have tried exercise to tone etc etc and causing you psychological distress then you would probably qualify for surgery on the NHS, (if thats what you want of course) as no other real means of getting rid of it.
Have the same thing shiny. Have you tried hold me in pants from M&S? They do ones that got right up to your boobs and I wear them when I'm going out and have to fit into a dress. My DS2 is now 9 months and I am finding that the stomach (which looks like it belongs to someone else) is slowly slowly starting to shrink all on it's own so perhaps 5 months is too short a time to expect it to ping back? Have not tried exercise much as have no blumin time but am sure it would help me.
Good luck and I can strongly recommend the huge pants route!
I'm the same, I'm pretty much ok every where except my stomach and I can't tell you how much it winds me up. I'm trying pilates for post pregnancy at the moment, it seems to be helping, although at certain times of the month, it just seems to fill up with water and I often look pregnant. I sometimes wish I had an old fashioned corset, just to strap it down. my youngest is 18mth ish. I think you'd have to be severely traumatised by it, and no, at just 5 months post baby, I don't think they'd do it.
Now see, mine looks big with clothes on too, although I can kinda disguise it for most of the month. I can lie on my back and pull it up quite some way. yuck. And yes, I was thin before children. hmmph.
I have been asked 4 times in the last couple of months by strangers when my baby is due. I am not pregnant. Had my third child nearly 2 yrs ago. I am quite slim on the rest of my body but have a really fat stomach. Is getting me down now as don't know how to get rid of it. Don't want to lose weight anywhere else. only on stomach.