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Losing the belly Lock Rss

Hi Everyone,

I was wondering how people are going with their after baby bellies.

I have a 6 year old and a 11 month old. After my first child it took me about 1 year to lose the weight and its the same this time........and thats fine with me BUT I can't seem to get rid of that 'barrell' effect around the waist.

I excercise almost everyday and do sit ups.

Does anyone know of any specific excercises to help the midsection post-baby?

If not, just let me know you are having the same problem!!!!!!!

Thankyou for reading smile smile smile smile

Catherine,VIC,mother of 2

Hey Eveys mum,

You are definitely not alone - just look around you! Lots of women - young and old have bellies. I am definitely aware of mine, especially when trying to buy clothes.

Try to think of what you have instead of a flat belly - two beautiful healthy children.

I have two also (aged 2 & 4). With both pregnancies, I had a huge belly even at 3 months, while the rest of me was normal.

So after bub #2, I had lots of trouble trying to lose my belly. At the public hospital where I gave birth, they have an excellent physio who specialises in pregnant and post-natal women. She gave me exrcises to do, but more importantly showed me the CORRECT way of doing sit-ups and abdominal exercises. This reduced my belly (and my 'gap') but I still have one. At least no one asks me now when I am due, like they used to prior to me seeing the physio.

I still do my abdominal exercises almost every day, but what has really lifted my spirits is bellydancing which I have been doing for two years now, including performances. This form of dance is great exercise, but also a great morale booster, because it is done by women of all shapes and sizes. And the larger women always somehow look more sensual than the thinner ones. I strongly recommend that you give it a try - you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

halyna - blue mountains, mum of two

Its one of the downfalls of having kids huh. I joined weight watchers after my last one and lost 17 kilos, but the falbby belly is still there sad
But yeah having 2 wonderful kids makes it worth while - hey at least we have an excuse for it - unlike tons of other people out there!

Mum of 3 year old boy and 1 year old daughter

oops - flabby I meant to say!
( I have nappy brain too!)

Mum of 3 year old boy and 1 year old daughter

Hi guys
Don't stress,you aren't the only ones! I've lost the weight but can't seem to budge the tummy. I told my hubby when I was prenant that i would lose my tummy before him.And yes i have,though he continues to drink beers!!!!
When i look at my little man I just think how lucky I am to have a happy & healthy man.
I still am fighting the bulge, i've always found it hard to lose weight and have even gained ALOT weight after Rhylee was born. I've tried so much, but as i dont usually have an appetite i dont usually eat so therefor i think i killed my metabolism afew years back. im thinking about joining sure slim, as my mum just lost 20 kgs from it recently and even lost abit of her baby tum

BeC TeeN MuM oF RHYLee BoRN 11/12/03

As a first time mum i though it would be easy to loose the belly i had a six pack and was a size 8 before bub,seeing all thoes mums with no belly pees me off im trying so hard but it just wont budge it looks like im 2 months preg,if i could turn back time i would never complain about a size 8 i miss it

SA mum with baby jacob 20th sep 04

I found that even after returning to my 'pre baby body weight' my shape is totally not the same. I had a 4.2kg baby, and I obviously don't have much elasticity in my skin and have loose skin from being stretched.. the skin on my boobs is actually the same from breastfeeding for 11 months. My son just weaned himself, and I notice it now!!
I "bounced back" not long after my second but I am "stuck in neutral" after my third. Now that it's Summer I am noticing it more. I'll have to start more walking. (while this doesn't remove the tummy it does make me feel better and more inclined to do more energetic exercises.)smile

Adelaide, sahm, 2 boys 1 girl

i bounced back after having twins - i put on a total of 10 kgs whilst pregnant and when i left the hospital 1 week after giving birth only had 3kgs to lose. i lost the rest relatively quickly (breastfed both boys at the same time) but i agree the body shape is totally different. I also went from a c cup (pre pregnancy) to a large d when b/feeding to a b cup now. WHERE ARE MY BOOBS GONE sad .

moni SA twin boys 17mnths

Thanks for all your replies.

It was great to get some idea of what people are experiencing.

And MONI.... My breasts were the same but did return to their former glory (although I did only feed one child at a time....good work by the way!!!!) after feeding for 13 months but it did take about 3 full years. Although now I have breastfed my daughter too who knows what they will turn out like???

Cheers smile

Catherine,VIC,mother of 2

hi there i am 23 and had a baby boy i used to have a really good stomach now i cant even wear short t-shrts i have really bad strech marks and also alot of excess skin it looks revolting so its ok to feel the way u are alot of woman have it ur not alone i heard that bio-oil does wonders for skin not to sure everything is worth a try!! take care of ur self

13 month old little boy!!! And VERY proud!!!

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