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Cellulite in pregnancy

(12 Posts)
DrizzleHair Wed 24-May-17 14:06:45

I've never really had cellulite, despite being not particularly slim (size 12-14 apple shape, busty).

However at 8 months pregnant I noticed my thighs are cellulite city - I've been eating fairly sensibly and have been walking lots, but I have eaten a bit more ice cream and crisps than usual.

Could the cellulite be pregnancy related or snack related? Any chance it might disappear when I've given birth? Is this a thing?

Radishal Wed 24-May-17 14:11:09

OMG! Cellulite! How awful.

Sparklyuggs Wed 24-May-17 14:17:33

I've developed it in pg too, I'm hoping it goes afterwards.

BobbleHat42 Wed 24-May-17 14:29:08

I've noticed more cellulite too but pregnancy makes your body store more fat so you have reserves for the baby and energy to get through labour so it makes sense to me that cellulite would be a by-product of that.

NotAnotherUserName5 Wed 24-May-17 14:46:48

Your body accumulates fat during pregnancy.

However, breastfeeding made me lose all of it each time.

DinoMania Wed 24-May-17 15:07:19

Yeah I've noticed cellulite for the first time all over my thighs. I'm rather slim (size 6-8) and like to keep toned with exercise so was a bit of a shock. Spoke to the girls at my antenatal class and they've all experienced the same. We have all put it down to maybe the difference in water and fat retention during pregnancy.

AnUtterIdiot Wed 24-May-17 15:20:32

"Cellulite" is an old French word meaning "marketing opportunity"

someblondegirl Wed 24-May-17 15:20:33

I've got horrendous cellulite for the first time ever. My legs are massive. I'm hoping it'll be temporary confused

AnUtterIdiot Wed 24-May-17 15:20:52

(Not mine. I read that somewhere but can't remember where.)

DrizzleHair Fri 26-May-17 12:21:25

Thanks for replies and sorry for my lateness to rejoin the thread.

Glad to hear others have this in pregnancy too and fingers breastfeeding makes it all disappear. I'm not that vain normally but my legs are my best feature so it would be a shame if they went downhill and joined my flabby belly/arms and overly large boons. I quite like having one body part I'm fairly happy to show in public.

Floellabella Fri 26-May-17 15:35:22

I've defo noticed mine more than before. I thought it was just me though so I'm glad to hear it isn't! I'm not convinced it will disappear though, even if I do manage to lose some baby weight confused fingers crossed you are all right!

LikeaSnowflake Fri 26-May-17 17:07:39

This is my second baby. At 40+ 2 the tops of my legs are looking awful!

First time around they were not this bad. My skin is also weirdly dry in pregnancy on my legs no matter what I do.

Keeping fingers crossed it will all recover with a bit of effort on my part. Been a lot harder on my body this time but my daughter is only 18 months too so maybe that's why!

Not likely to have any more after my son is born so hoping with time everything will improve smile

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