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aries24 Fri 10-Aug-12 07:21:06

I'm 25weeks. Something I found out and must share for those who don't know. Having quite an attractive body, the thought of pregnancy has always scared me to the point of non excitment (although I adore children) because generally most women lose their flat tummys afterwards! And no amount of gyming and losing weight gets it exactly the way it was(I've seen this in many as work at a nursery school). So all my time I've just accepted this fact until I saw a friend of mine two months after the birth of her DD with an incredibly sexy flat tummy! She told me about belly wrapping! You wrap your tummy for 40 days night and day, very very tightly. It pushes the womb right back into place which doesn't happen naturally! And restores stretch marks by 50%!!!! Apparently its a very ancient practice in many cultures around the world!! Hope this helps for some of you's!! I can't wait to try it

EmpireBiscuit Fri 10-Aug-12 07:22:03


aries24 Fri 10-Aug-12 07:25:23

Obviously after birth you start this procedure lol

PurplePidjin Fri 10-Aug-12 07:38:06

I'm quite looking forward to being proud of my body's acheivement instead of paranoid about others' opinions of it once I've completed the miracle of creating new life hmm

And lots of walking and swimming - healthy is important...

aries24 Fri 10-Aug-12 07:45:28

I'm not paranoid of other peoples opinions, I've always just loved my body by eating correctly and gyming right, its my way of life. No need for insinuations smile

gardenpixies32 Fri 10-Aug-12 07:47:17

I have a gorgeous and fit body too. Luckily I am not bothered with it becoming flabby and stretch marked.

It's a pity this type of thing is worrying you so much.

SoupDragon Fri 10-Aug-12 07:49:41


Ra88 Fri 10-Aug-12 07:50:31

If that's what she wants to try then let her ! I don't believe that any woman would actually pick to have a flabby stomach rather than a flat one .. Go for it ! grin

worriedwretch Fri 10-Aug-12 07:51:55

If the wrapping torture isn't for you, one of my gorgeous friends suggested nothing but Marlboro lights and water for 40 days.


aries24 Fri 10-Aug-12 07:52:13

yes it did worry me, but not that it would affect my DH as he's a very understanding type but I would like to give him back the body he married smile lol

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Fri 10-Aug-12 07:53:08

Not for me but don't be mean! She's only trying to help.

I gave up on my stomach a long time ago Aries!

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Fri 10-Aug-12 07:53:49

Worried, that's more like it. Though can you have chips instead of water?

aries24 Fri 10-Aug-12 07:55:39

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot - thanks

threeleftfeet Fri 10-Aug-12 07:58:07

Actually I found the best thing I did to loose weight after having DS was breastfeeding. I was a 16-18 before pregnancy, and a size 14 by the time DS was 3 months. I did nothing else to keep in shape at the time, in fact I was craving energy and so ate plenty of sweet things!

I called it my eat-cake-and-breastfeed diet grin

Pickles77 Fri 10-Aug-12 07:58:39

So what do you wrap with Aries? And is it on constantly? Just interested. smile

aries24 Fri 10-Aug-12 08:01:28

pickles27 Google it, you can buy the wraps online

worriedwretch Fri 10-Aug-12 08:02:13

pickles obviously! Dur! They're just made from vegetables any way.

addictedisback Fri 10-Aug-12 08:02:36

yes it did worry me, but not that it would affect my DH as he's a very understanding type but I would like to give him back the body he married lol

Seriously? Seriously?

And your dh is exactly the same shape as when you married? hmm you will have given birth to a baby, what are you going to do to make sure your boobs dont droop and stretch during pregnancy?

RobinSparkles Fri 10-Aug-12 08:02:53

The best thing that you can do is eat healthily during pregnancy and keep active where possible (obviously it's not advised to take up new excercises but ones that you do already are ok).

I doubt that "body wrapping" works, TBH. Otherwise just slapping on a pair of really tight Spanx would work!

I personally think that the figure that you have post pregnancy is down to the health/fitness you had before pregnancy (ie. if you were very toned beforehand it will make a big difference to how flat it stays aftewards) and luck.

aries24 Fri 10-Aug-12 08:02:53

Some of you ladies have no right to be mean! How childish! Sigh

Pickles77 Fri 10-Aug-12 08:04:13

Thanks Aries smile

PurplePidjin Fri 10-Aug-12 08:04:17

But surely there'll be more important things to do after the birth than fret about a flat tummy confused

Imo beauty isn't about appearance, it's about actions. So my post-birth body will be beautiful because it made a whole new person, not because it sprang back into shape in a week.

Slainte Fri 10-Aug-12 08:05:20

I would like to give him back the body he married

Your DH actually married a whole person not just a body. This is probably one of the most shallow posts I've ever read on MN.

aries24 Fri 10-Aug-12 08:06:29

addictedisback by DH actially looks better now than on the wedding day! Were just fitness types

herethereandeverywhere Fri 10-Aug-12 08:07:44

Your husband married a body? Mine married a person.

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