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What's the state of your stomach like after giving birth?

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Annie75 Sat 07-Jul-07 05:43:22

Just so I can mentally prepare myself...

justbeme Sat 07-Jul-07 05:45:36

It was the weirdest feeling touching it - nearly lost my hands inside the blamanche!! (and I was a pre pg size 10!!)
Also seemed very brown for some reason. Cant remember how long it took to get back to some normality though!!

SittingBull Sat 07-Jul-07 05:45:58

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SittingBull Sat 07-Jul-07 05:46:28

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weeonion Sat 07-Jul-07 05:53:30

think wrinkles, think loose, think grab a handful. 11 weeks since bump went and trying to get it back to pre-pg size 10. am more worried about hte size of bum, hips and thighs to be honest

Annie75 Sat 07-Jul-07 05:59:02

Hmm, that's what I suuspected. Annoyingly designed, isn't it? Why don't the muscles and skin just snap back into place? Bit worried about what I'm going to wear after baby is born - maternity clothes have got holes in from over-wear and I'd been hopinng I'd squeeze into pre-preg stuff. Ah well...

SittingBull Sat 07-Jul-07 06:04:37

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earlgrey Sat 07-Jul-07 06:21:00

Was really hacked off. Because of pre-eclampsia I had to stay in hospital 5 days after dd2 was born. On the fourth day one of the pregnant women on the ward asked when my baby was due .....

beansontoast Sat 07-Jul-07 08:35:48

i mentioned this to dp last night...i was just recalling how WEIRD it feels..empty for starters!... but also weak and so so so wibbly wobbly.my tummy button was barely recognisable and took at least a year to look exactly like it used to.

however i cant remember when it started not to still look a bit pregnant...think i was too distracted by engorged breasts.

bumperlicious Sat 07-Jul-07 09:15:35

two weeks on from having dd and i have had a "when's it due" comment and an "another one on the way?" joke

I didn't think it was that bad! but yes does look pretty brown too - weird! have bought some M&S magic knickers!

Annie75 Sat 07-Jul-07 10:14:27

Ooh magic knickers - now there's a good idea!

weeonion Sat 07-Jul-07 11:20:50

nancy ganz whole body shapers - thats the ticket!!

SpeccieSeccie Sat 07-Jul-07 11:32:25

Oh dear, Annie, I'm glad you can't see mine. (A gelatinous mess of strechmarks weirdly underlined by a wonky c-section scar.)

But in good news: my friend just had twins and not a stretch mark to show. Plus, breast feeding and pushing pram for two means she is dropping the weight scarily quickly.

phdlife Sat 07-Jul-07 11:55:04

I didn't get any damn stretch marks until AFTER the birth Mostly on my breasts too - and they are the main reason I can't wear pre-preg clothes either. Glad to hear everyone else's tummy went brown tho

Gingerbear Sat 07-Jul-07 11:58:34

A wobbly roadmap of Western Europe marked out in red with a nice overhang.

Nowt a pair of Spanx won't sort out.

Enid Sat 07-Jul-07 11:59:33

I've had three and no stretch marks

mind you it did look like and feel like a duvet for a few weeks after the briths

Gingerbear Sat 07-Jul-07 12:00:40

I had no stretchmarks first time around - this time they were hiding underneath my bump, only spotted in last couple of weeks of PG.

IntergalacticWalrus Sat 07-Jul-07 12:03:14

2 CSs, and mine looks like porridge

DoubleBluff Sat 07-Jul-07 12:17:14

Flat an stretch mark free.
Sorry bu toyu did ask.
Don't mention my thighs though!

Flopadop Sat 07-Jul-07 12:21:40

mine felt thick and rubbery, like that 70's toy Stretch Armstrong for those of you who are old enough to remember him. Glad to say went back to normal fairly quickly and luckily I have no stretch marks at all.

berolina Sat 07-Jul-07 12:22:12

No stretchmarks (none now either, and I'm 30 weeks with baby no. 2), and no flab as such, but I never really got rid of my slightly pg-looking bump, cue several 'ooh, having another one?' comments even before this pg (and coinciding with 2 mcs, so Not Good all round). I could have tried a lot harder to get it flatter, though. And I'm pretty slight and my back is in a bit of a state, so it looked even more obvious.

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