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belly wrapping! must share!

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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

Emsyboo Wed 13-Feb-13 06:45:44

Thanks for the information on belly wraps don't get annoyed by people's responses once you have your baby you'll probably be less bothered about your shape as you have a beautiful baby to focus on.
I put on over 4 stone with DS I used to be very fit and when he was born accepted the fact my body would not be the same.
However I enjoy exercise and eat healthily and by the time my DS was 5 months old all the water retention had gone I was breastfeeding, pushing DS everywhere in the pram or carrying him and also started swimming and working out when I could. I didn't just get back to my ore pregnancy weight but the weight I was when I got married.
There are lots of options to get back in shape and being fitter will help running after a toddler smile
At the same time I didn't do it for my looks as went out and bought bigger sizes in clothes as didn't care I did it because I enjoyed it.
Whatever your reasons if you feel happier then this could be a good option so thank you but being a mummy is so rewarding many people really don't care about a bit of a muffin top smile

leannac Wed 13-Feb-13 07:05:47

Ignore all the bitchy comments on here. I can totally understand why you want a lovely body back. Who wouldn't want to look fab again? Sadly I've never been into exercising enough etc to have a flat tummy & certainly don't have time now with a toddler (unless a fab body could arrive with a swish of a magic wand!) but of course I would love to look great. Seriously who would choose to be flabby?? Its less of a priority for most mums to look good (I spent the first few months of dd1's life with often vomit crusted clothes on!) but you really shouldn't be attacked if its still a priority for you.

Plus it was kind of you to try share your tip. Don't let the Bitchy people scare you off mumsnet - think crazy hormones!

Beamae Wed 13-Feb-13 07:22:28

I put on a stone while breastfeeding my twins... Just saying, in case anyone is planning on relying on the cake and boob diet. My sister also put on weight breastfeeding so it must be down to genetics.

SourSweets Wed 13-Feb-13 08:28:37

Oh my god, what is wrong with you people? Being worried about how your body will look after giving birth is a perfectly natural concern to have. It can cause serious anxieties in some women. I for one, will be taking any advice I can get on how to get back into shape after the birth, and this doesn't mean that my husband doesn't value my personality or that I won't be putting any time or effort into my baby.

elsabel Wed 13-Feb-13 11:42:36

Ohhh ladies i am such a huge fan of mumsnet and it has helped me through so really tough times, but when i see bitchiness like some of these comments it disappoints me massively. To be honest i can see it from both sides and think some valid points have been brought up. However i hate to think that aries or anyone else may be put off mumsnet by this as its not what its all about!!!!

A debate is healthy but no need for the flaming!

amirah85 Wed 13-Feb-13 11:55:06

i can't see what's wrong in wanting to get bak in shape after a baby.regarding belly wrapping i did it after both mine(even tho not for as long as i should have)am my belly is still fairly flat(or was,39+3 at the mo :-)

MadameJosephine Wed 13-Feb-13 12:08:18

I can't see how this would work tbh. The uterus will generally return to its normal size and position during the 6 weeks following birth without any intervention. The best thing you can do to avoid a flabby belly is to avoid excessive weight gain during pregnancy but there's no guarantees. Tbh I was just grateful my body could successfully carry and deliver a child, the stretch marks left behind are worth it

PickledInAPearTree Wed 13-Feb-13 12:14:34

Oh god this thread is hideous!

Pics Wed 13-Feb-13 21:46:49

It's really interesting that it is practised in different cultures. It's not for me but feeling happy about ourselves takes all different forms, and some people will be really interested in this and it could be a really positive thing for them.

laward Thu 14-Feb-13 01:45:51

We all have to do what makes us happy.
My Mum made sleep on my tummy to get it as flat as possible as soon as DS was born.
I'd happily wrap my middle...for me, no one else. My husband still loves & fancies me and I may suggest he wraps his middle too!
Ignore the negativity on here & please yourself. I've already bought compression pants to wear ASAP after my c section grin

Purplecatti Thu 14-Feb-13 03:05:43

BB: I bought this one:

It wouldnt do anything for stretched skin. I got separated ab muscles and it gave my back support whilst I waited until I could exercise.

LoveLaughingLots Thu 14-Feb-13 09:32:51

Compressions pants and wraps are all designed to do the same thing. I'm all for them if you want to wear them and if you don't then you don't. Just like everything else in life surely?

ariel Thank you for sharing


DanniiH Fri 15-Feb-13 09:57:54

God some people are so bloody mean!

I have a 3 yr old and still have a wobbly tummy which I hate and I'm now pregnant again so may give this a try afterwards. I think the op was saying she wants to still look good for her husband not that he is demanding that she stays looking the same! It's about feeling attractive and confident and I for one would feel more sexy with a nice flat tummy! It doesn't mean that I wouldn't be looking after my kids, spending time at the gym would take up more time than popping a wrap on yourself after your shower.

Thanks for the tip. x

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