I know it doesn't just spring back for most people. But I gave birth 9 days ago and my stomach honestly still looks around 7 months pg. It's a really high and firm bump and my belly button still sticks out a mile. With ds1 I just remember having a fattish wobbly tummy for a fair while? This is really different.
I've been examined and scanned (for other reasons) so I know there isn't anything left inside, but what is going on? I asked a midwife who laughed and said my stomach muscles would be very lax this time. But you're not telling me this is my stomach sticking out like this, surely? I am getting a bit freaked out by it....
I felt exactly like this 3 weeks ago. I was getting upset that the postaman was asking me how long I had to go.
I had my 3rd child nearly 6 weeks ago and my tummy has now gone down alot, but is quite firm not wobbly. My belly button has only just started to go back to an inny. I am only about half a stone over my ideal weight.
My mw said it takes longer for your stomach muscles to knit back together after each pregnancy; so I'm guessing it's all your insides not moved back to their proper positions yet and not having that natural corset effect decent tummy muscles give you.
no it isn't fat i mean i have put on plenty of fat but this isn't fat, it is hard and it isn't my pelvis or ribcage, it's from right under my breasts and sticks out exactly like a late pg belly bizarre
With number 2 it took a while-the mw said my stomach muscles had separated by about 3 inches apparently.Don't ask me how it all gets back together but it does.I am now back to size 10 (dd is 2 and a half,though!!)
I had ds3 almost 6 months ago. I'm more or less down to my pre-pregnancy weight now but my stomach below my belly button looks horrific - 3 x stretched skin. I can't remember it ever being that bad after ds2 and am beginning to think it'll never improve.
thank you I am aware this is a stupid thing to be asking about btw I just honestly don't understand it and tbh am fed up of having no clothes to wear my maternity clothes look worse now than when I was 2 weeks overdue
Have a look at this link - tupler technique I am not sure how soon post-partum you can start, but these exercises are specifically designed for 'Mummy Tummy'. Theres a link on that page to the exercises.
i was like this then as well and felt quite down about it, now a year later just a gentle slender curve (and a bit of saggy skin unfortunately) Try and get GP or women's health physio to measure the gap between your stomach muscles. it needs to close up and then you can do a bit of exercise.