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Mum Tum :'(

(12 Posts)
Isolde85 Tue 30-Jun-15 17:50:37

Please someone tell me there is a miracle product out there I just don't know about? I've tried Neal's Yard, Clarins and Decleor, and just ordered Mamma Mio for stretch marks. Does the corset actually work at all? Oh I hate my stomach, I'm really struggling with it. Having 2 under 2 has messed with my body. I got back into shape very quickly with DS1 so it's rather a shock this time round. I am doing as much exercise as I find time for, so realistically adding more work-outs isn't an option - I do it whenever I have the time and energy.

Just to clarify I am still wearing my size 8 jeans, but under them is a flabby and scarred stomach. Argh. Heeeelp? (Expense is no object...)

PerspicaciaTick Tue 30-Jun-15 17:54:29

No advice on treatments I'm afraid.
But I do find Holly McNish's poem Wow very helpful when I feel bad looking in the mirror.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf-L0cdcKic

cosmicglittergirl Tue 30-Jun-15 17:57:34

Nothing to add I'm afraid, but feeling your pain. Two under two has left me still looking pregnant four months on and the skin is so stretched I don't think it'll go back. I would be delighted to fit in to size 8 clothes but haven't got a hope with this stomach, so I'm quite envious of you!

cosmicglittergirl Tue 30-Jun-15 17:58:20

By the way, I am doing pilates and hoping for the best.

Mouthfulofquiz Tue 30-Jun-15 18:00:28

I had two under two - just got back into my old clothes properly 13 months later. Breastfeeding gives me a big appetite!
Anyway - my advice is going to be: what's the rush?? Give yourself a break.

Isolde85 Tue 30-Jun-15 18:17:40

PerspicaciaTick oh that just made me cry. Wow indeed. Too many hormones. Maybe someone could just make sure we never see any more photos of Kate Middleton then?

BlinkAndMiss Tue 30-Jun-15 21:06:02

I feel your pain, I absolutely hate my body and it's ruining my life at the moment. It doesn't help that im about 4 stone overweight but if my stomach wasn't so flabby and out of proportion I think I'd cope better. Hopefully someone will be able to suggest a miracle cure, I don think I can stand to have a body like this for the next few months without going crazy. I'm only 2 weeks post partum, does anyone know if exercise has to wait until after the 6 week check? I had stitches but I'm feeling like I could do more exercise than I currently am.

cosmicglittergirl Tue 30-Jun-15 21:11:11

I think six weeks in the recommended time to start after having the six week post partum check, but should really be gentle to
start with like swimming or post natal yoga/pilates. Don't push yourself too hard blink

cosmicglittergirl Tue 30-Jun-15 21:11:56

Posted too soon.
Try walking every day to start off.

Roseybee10 Thu 02-Jul-15 08:37:29

Ugh I hate my stomach. I've lost the baby weight from both (dd1 is 2.9 and dd2 is 4 months) and back in my size 8 jeans but my stomach is still awful. It's like dough that's been stretched loads and all lumpy and stringy. I hate hubby seeing it or touching it. My belly button has almost collapsed into itself and looks like a cat's bum hole.
I don't think there's anything

Isolde85 Thu 02-Jul-15 17:32:24

I'm trying a subtle fake tan to even out the colour - the St Tropez gradual tan one that you use in the shower. Will keep you updated if it works well... Thanks for sharing girls, sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who isn't perfect again after 1 week.

Roseybee10 Thu 02-Jul-15 19:13:32

Gradual tanner sounds like a plan. I always think my tummy looks better with a tan. I put my belly bar back in and got a tattoo to detract from the stretch marks and dough texture too!

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