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Do you think c sections Ruin your stomach?

(117 Posts)
LardLizard Fri 07-Apr-17 19:04:39

Sort of tight underneath the scar and chubby above

2014newme Fri 07-Apr-17 19:05:43


Ankleswingers Fri 07-Apr-17 19:09:41

A bit but not really after time.

My fanjo is still intact though so that suits me. grin

villainousbroodmare Fri 07-Apr-17 19:09:46

Mine didn't, might have been lucky although obviously it's not quite the same. Just the one so far though...

BabyHamster Fri 07-Apr-17 19:09:53

I'm sort of intrigued by this. There are often posts on here from women looking how to dress after a c section and paranoid about their tummy.

I didn't have a c section myself but I have a couple of friends who did and my mum did (having me!) I think all three of them have lovely figures.

wizzywig Fri 07-Apr-17 19:11:17

Yeah. Swings n roundabouts though, no ouchy episiotomys

ThatsWotSheSaid Fri 07-Apr-17 19:11:43

I think it ruins your lower stomach. If you are slim and toned I think most people could still get away with a reasonable well structured bikini though. Pregnancy chocolate ruined my stomach anyway.

DorotheaHomeAlone Fri 07-Apr-17 19:12:28

My two c sections, 20m apart, have left a tiny red mark like you get from tight jeans. Otherwise zero difference.

hazeyjane Fri 07-Apr-17 19:14:39

Mine looks and feels wrecked.

I have a wrecked bajingo to match (1 cs, 2 VB)

nonameinspiration Fri 07-Apr-17 19:15:46

Yes I hate my stomach

bialystockandbloom Fri 07-Apr-17 19:16:01

I've had two and regardless of how flat or toned my stomach above is or not wink the scar gets progressively sucked in and the skin gets progressively saggy just above it. It only really matters for low cut bikinis or knickers though. I still wear bikinis just ones which come a bit higher and are more textured rather than smooth material.

ApocalypseNowt Fri 07-Apr-17 19:17:03

Mine is terrible.

If i ever forgot to put on pants before i went out though no-one would see anything as i've cleverly covered up my vagina with an overhang of tummy skin. Every cloud and all that...

bialystockandbloom Fri 07-Apr-17 19:18:07

But we should think ourselves lucky, a friend's mum had a cs in the 60s which was vertical - apparently as she got older and fatter it basically looked like a bum crack.

hazeyjane Fri 07-Apr-17 19:19:35

Mine still hurts sometimes too. And itches when my eczema flares up.

brickinitIam Fri 07-Apr-17 19:21:11

Well they are cutting through muscle.
If muscle is cut then surely the stomach area won't be as firm as before.

Unless they do things differently these days?

IndianaMoleWoman Fri 07-Apr-17 19:29:18

Dorothea I thought you meant that your two section scars were 20 metres apart. I had to read it three times. It's been a long week.

WankersHacksandThieves Fri 07-Apr-17 19:32:30

2 sections 13 months apart. I have an overhang that nothing except surgery will fix and I had a vertical muscle split that I could fit my entire fist in sad

habibihabibi Fri 07-Apr-17 19:43:11

After a series of sections mine is absolutely awful but I can't face the pain of a tummy tuck .The scar is minimal it is the way everything sits over it . I never tuck anything in .

AbbeyRoadCrossing Fri 07-Apr-17 19:43:55

It did for a bit. My first emergency one was a mess then I had an elective. I don't know if they tidied it up or just chance but it was a lot better after that.
Almost back to normal now - apart from scar still shows

Abraiid2 Fri 07-Apr-17 19:45:09

I'm 53 and had a CS 20 years ago. I wear bikinis.

I do have a very slight overhang but lots of exercise and keeping my weight down minimise it.

MagnumAddict Fri 07-Apr-17 19:49:24

abbeyroad that's so interesting, I've had an emcs and will be having a planned one in 4 months.

I'm now living in hope they give me a free bit of lipo while they are at it grin

Seriously though I still have a bit of apron tummy which I don't love but for some reason, so far, it hasn't got me down. I still feel like I look normal in clothes and dh hasn't run away screaming yet

duxb Fri 07-Apr-17 19:50:28

I'm only four months post emergency section but mine is horrendous. It was worse immediately after - I had the baby weight, then went flatter, then went out again above the scar.

The fat and skin above the scar is still awful. I'm hoping that I've lost weight and feel better about it by the end of the year.

SerialReJoiner Fri 07-Apr-17 19:51:53

I have an overhang, but what can you do. I won't go for a tummy tuck, so I'll just have to live with it.

RJnomore1 Fri 07-Apr-17 19:54:55

Not at all here. I've got a scar but its very low and very flat and no puckering overhang etc.

I do have a fat stomach now though 😳 But that's too many chips not the cs.

StripyBlanket Fri 07-Apr-17 19:54:56

I've had 1 cs and 1 vaginal birth and I don't think you can tell if be had kids, so I don't think that it's inevitable. My incision though sounds as if it was lower than most. The scar is hidden when wearing even very low rise underwear

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