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When I stand up I look 7 months pregnant but when I lie down my stomach dips below my hip bones a bit. Is that normal?
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AnthonyPandy · 16/06/2016 22:18

Or is it bloating? I don't feel bloated I don't think.

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AnthonyPandy · 17/06/2016 20:24

Bump for Friday night people.

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1frenchfoodie · 18/06/2016 15:44

Could it be loose abdominals? If tensing your lower stomach muscles (as opposed to sucking your stomach in) brings your tummy to a flatter position this could be the case. I'm no expert though - I just happen to have had separated abdominals post birth and seen 1) the result, which is similar that what you describe and 2) the impact of core exercises.

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AnthonyPandy · 18/06/2016 22:48

Erm, maybe! What core exercises should I do then? For how long and when should I start to see a benefit?

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chanice · 18/06/2016 22:52

This is me also

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1frenchfoodie · 19/06/2016 08:02

There are 100s of results for equipment free core exercises on google. Bearing in mind the exercises my physio gave me were for post birth I started gently - pelvic tilts, bridges and simply tightening my lower abs for a count of 10. Each exercise was in sets of 10 approx 4-6x a day. I then progressed to squats with a swiss ball between my back and the wall. Crunches, planks, sit-ups etc, performed correctly will work your core as will running if you are more into cardio. Various leg raises performed on your back and side also have a beneficial effect but with a 3 month old I'm not looking for perfection right now Smile

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