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Ruined knitting / loose skin / twin skin (or

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morningpaper Thu 29-Jun-06 08:45:24

I can't find any pictures of this on the internet despite lots of worried whispering in mummies chatrooms, so I thought this might be a picture that would be of interest.

This is my stomach 8 months post-baby number 2. It is RUINED! sob I am now down to 9 stone and the rest of my body looks okay (with clothes on ). But I am left with this inside-out belly button and loose skin.

I went to the physio yesterday for some exercises for my hips (also ruined) and she said that I am stuck with this. I tried not to run screaming from the room.

You may remember that I was quite large !

Anyway I will leave this piccie here for future reference - feel free to refer other threads to it (or not!).

I promise not to post pictures of my vagina because that really WILL stop anyone else from ever breeding again...

Full-piece swimsuit, anyone?

javis7 Sat 26-May-07 11:51:42

I have now had 3 kids an my stomach is horrid. ALthough people say 'don't worry about it... I should be proud of it" I just can't... I can't even show my partner. I used to have such a lovely tummy now it is 10x worse than the one in the photo. Does anyone know how this can be improved except for surgery?

snowleopard Fri 30-Jun-06 15:24:44

MP I've just looked at the preggie pic and OMG!!! I think your knitting looks quite remarkably OK considering!!!
What about beauty flash balm - "instant tightening, lifting effect"!?

Sugarmag Fri 30-Jun-06 15:18:12

Well, I had a breif moment where i was feeling brave but then realised that DH must have taken the camera away with him this weekend. Now the moment has passed.

DD has asked me before why my tummy is so wrinkly and I have to explain to her that it's because she and her brother were in there.

lanismum Fri 30-Jun-06 12:45:29

hhmmm body brush you say jampots, maybe ill take a wander to boots

alibag Fri 30-Jun-06 12:44:49

8 months is not very long after, really: mine was very crepe-y at 8 months, but at 20 months after DS2 has improved though still basically baggy/untoned/too-darned-big-compared-with-what-it-was... I think the exercise (?!), body brushing, water drinking, moisturising sounds a good bet.

milward Fri 30-Jun-06 12:39:26

Well I'm proud of my post preg tum!! I've had 4 kids, one by cs & have also had other major surgury. If I bend over my tummy sort of flops down iyswim. Nothing wrong with it & very nice to me. It feels sort of silky! My ds4 can grab hold of it!

JonesTheSteam Fri 30-Jun-06 12:33:39

Mine looks like that as well!!!!!

jampots Fri 30-Jun-06 12:32:04

i bet i do!

muma3 Fri 30-Jun-06 12:31:26

i think we should all post pic it would help our confidence to see we arent on our own

prizes for saggiest belly!!!

bet i win

jampots Fri 30-Jun-06 12:31:16

you can buy a body brush from boots (about £4) by the shower flower things, and then sweep your skin towards your heart for about 10 minutes before your shower - skin has to be dry. Dont forget to drink loads of water.

morningpaper Fri 30-Jun-06 12:27:40

jampots: I read that as "air-brushing" which would definitely help! What exactly do you do?

pleasenomore: We know it's not nice. It's just another thing which batters our self-esteem and makes us feel crap about our bodies after we've had children. The fact that it's not nice is a message we hear all the time and it's a really destructive one to our self-esteem and our selves. No it's not NICE but it's quite NORMAL and I thought it would be helpful and constructive to have an honest look at it.

What we need is a line-up of 20 post-baby tummies for a Dove poster campaign.

jampots Fri 30-Jun-06 12:16:38

MP - I wish my tummy looked like that. I still have c/s overhang which is hideous.

However, have you tried body brushing your tummy. Ive recently started using one and it seems to have helped some of the appearance of the baggy skin - not saying you have baggy skin of course......

ScummyMummy Fri 30-Jun-06 12:13:24

at pleasenomore. F* off, please. Totally unnecessary and horrible comment.

morningpaper- thank you for posting this. It is a comfort to see that other women also have bellies that have been noticeably affected by childbirth. Mine is still saggier than yours 7 years after the birth of my twins but I am learning to accept it, slowly but surely.

LadyTamba Fri 30-Jun-06 12:00:20

Mines worse than that. I think that looks pretty good for a post pregnancy tummy.

Tommy Fri 30-Jun-06 11:58:57

if it's any help - mine looks just like that too

lanismum Fri 30-Jun-06 11:46:30

i think you are soooooo brave for posting the pic, erm, not that you should be ashamed, erm, just mean, erm <digs a hole>
maybe you will start a trend for mnetters posting pics of their tummys! if it helps, im another one whos not happy with my belly area, and iv only had 1 baby! well done for getting down to a weight you feel comfortable with, im still trying to get there, and im sure with the right bikini bottoms you would look lovely.

megglevache Fri 30-Jun-06 10:49:48

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pleasenomore Fri 30-Jun-06 10:48:09

Dear me that really is not nice.

Psychobabble Fri 30-Jun-06 10:42:20

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spacedonkey Fri 30-Jun-06 10:23:21

mp I love you for posting your pic!

my tummy is worse than yours too although my belly button has remained fairly unscathed, but the stretchmarks are diabolical

and i had my last baby more than 12 years ago

morningpaper Fri 30-Jun-06 10:17:26

lol @ tidy muff

I like to keep it under control

FioFio Fri 30-Jun-06 10:04:43

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puff Fri 30-Jun-06 09:58:41

blimey mp - your tummy looks marvellous compared to mine .

Sugarmag Fri 30-Jun-06 09:49:47

hmmm, not sure if I'm brave enough to post one of myself. will have a think about it though, as I did think it was so great that you did it. Just the tummy though - not the boobs!

milward Fri 30-Jun-06 09:47:27

My front is like that as well! but in fact worse!! I can't wear trousers that aren't waist high as it flops over! Bikini's no way

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