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6 Months Postpartum & Still Looking 6 Months Pregnant (Bry)

May 21, 2009

I first want to say that I love this site. I visit everyday to read new stories and get encouragement, thank you all!

I am 25 years old and gave birth to my daughter on Oct 30, 2008. I hated being pregnant… every bit of it. I was uncomfortable the whole time and I gained weight like it was my job. The day I found out I was pregnant I weighed 129. During my last OB appt I weighed 197! And I am only 4’11”, so I was HUGE! I was also given pitocin for 24+ hours during labor to speed things up, and retained a ton of water due to that. Most of the stretchmarks on my legs are from when I was in labor. Within a week of giving birth I had already lost more than 30 lbs. So I thought the weight was going to come off so easily, boy was I wrong! I am now 6 months postpartum and I am still weighing 165, only 5 lbs less then I was 1 week postpartum. I now were a size 16 (I was a size 6 pre-baby), which makes me feel so awful. Large shirts in the womens section do not fit me, so I am still wearing my maternity shirts, which is just sad. Summer is right around the corner and I do not own one article of summer clothing that fits me. I cannot believe I have let myself go on like this for so long. The whole time I was pregnant I kept saying, ‘I can’t wait to be able to diet again’ or ‘as soon as I can I will be exercising my butt off to lose this weight…’ and so on and so fourth. I don’t know why I haven’t. I need to get serious. I hate the way I look and I hate the way I feel about myself. In my title I say I still look 6 months pregnant, but now that I think about it, I probably looked better when I was 6 months pregnant than I do now. I hope to submit and update in a few months and will have made some weight loss progress by then. Wish me luck!

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61 Responses to “6 Months Postpartum & Still Looking 6 Months Pregnant (Bry)”

  1. natalie Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 10:37 am

    You look great. I weighed 172 when i got pregnant with my now 18 month old son, ended up at 195 on the day of delivery, and i am hovering up in the 180s right now. I cant lose weight. You will lose it in time. You look great!

  2. Mary Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I was like you with my first pregnancy, started at 125 and got to 205, I didnt even try to lose weight until 6-8 months, but then 1 year pp I was back down. I never thought I would see my old body again, but it takes time. You are going to do great keep your head up and work at it if it bothers you.

  3. ANGW Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    6 months postpartum is NOTHING! It takes a lot of time to loose weight for many of us. It took me over a year to hit my pre preggo weight, and then promptly got pregnant again. Do try to find some new clothes for the season, it will make you feel better – - an ignore the sizes! Just wear something that flatters your new baby body. Good luck, and be patient!!

  4. Teresa Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    9 months in, 9 months out. At least. Your body is the epitome of womanliness. Numbers on a scale are just that, numbers, they do not encompass the whole of you.

  5. Mama Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I’m also very short, being five foot one. I can definitely identify with what you’ve said here. It’s hard to carry a baby when you’re petite. You’ve still got plenty of time to lose weight. I lost the bulk of my pregnancy weight when my daughter turned eighteen months. You look wonderful!

  6. Tabitha Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Honey — I could have written your entry, but with higher numbers on the scale. I stared my second pregnancy at 174 – exactly 20lbs heavier than my prepregnancy weight with my son. I gained 50+ lbs and am only about 5lbs less than when I left the hospital, but my body has changed shaped. My daughter is only a week younger than your little one… so you and I have A LOT in common on all of this. Kudos to you for having the courage to post your story/pictures… you ARE BEAUTIFUL.

  7. Annie Says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    your tummy looks a lot like mine does. I had similar gaining issues. Here is my secret. I had my stretch marks fade about 50% is color and are more skin toned and closer to totally disappearing. its in my story if its ever published haha.

    Derma roller (i suggest 1 mm but I Have .25 it works ok) $15 ish.
    Vitamin E cream from Sams Club about 8$

    Roll with the roller, glob on the cream, and watch. do it every other day with the.25 or once a month with the 1 mm.

  8. LeAnna Says:
    July 4th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    You don’t need to lose weight to be attractive. It makes me really depressed that this site is almost a weight loss thinspiration ring or something. That’s bullshit. I’m sexy at 250 pounds, and I would have weighed this regardless of having my kid two years ago. Woooo hoo.

  9. Amy Says:
    July 20th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I am glad that I am not the only one. I have 4 beautiful daughters and my 4th daughter was a surprise! She is now 6 monhts and I too look like I am 6 months pregnant. I often wonder what people are saying about me. I just can’t seem to get motivated to lose this weight. With 4 children I just can’t seem to find the time. We should be proud of what we look like but society makes us feel so bad about our bodies.

  10. Sam Says:
    August 11th, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I admire your strength and wanted to thank you. I am struggling with body image and thought I was the only person in the world going through this. I am 5’1 was overweight to begin with at 160, delivery weight was 207, I am now 13 weeks PP and weigh 202 now. Once again thank you for your courage it’s opened my eyes to accept that we are beautiful.

  11. Jill Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I feel the same way. Im 21 years old and was 130 when I got pregnant, 180 in the end. I’ve tried exercising and walking but I haven’t been able to drop under 160 and I feel awful. Like I could have prevented it or something but we all have to realize that sometimes these things happen after pregnancy, not everyone can be lucky. Just be happy and dont let this be another stress in our bran new lives… cauz when our babies are 2 and 3, we might regret stressing this much over our bodies and not embrassing our little babies that arnt little for long:) Its hard having a wrinkly belly yes, but remember that so many women have them… we only see skinny girls after babies because there the only ones willing to show off their tummies. We are strong and beautiful.

  12. Amanda Says:
    February 11th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I’m 6 1/2 months postpartum and look fairly similar. I weigh 153 lbs and have the exact same stretch marks on my belly/side and my upper legs. (I have them all over my legs and my calves, too, though.) I feel the same as you.. My biggest problem is that my son was born in the summer and I was exercising fine every day, but then it got cold.. The treadmill is so boring.. I did that for about 2 months and I did lose like 3 lbs, but I don’t think I’m going to attempt to work out again until it’s warm outside.

  13. nichole Says:
    April 13th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you for doing this. Like you I was a size 4 before my daughter she is now 8 months old and I still look like I’m expecting. I thought something was wrong…all my friends looked great by the time their daughters were 1 year I hope I get there. I had to buy all new clothes and I still look awful.

  14. Jamie Says:
    April 18th, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Thanks for posting! I have 3 children. When I got pregnant with my first I was 114 lbs at 5’7″ and WAY too small, when I delivered I was 214 lbs, 100 lbs on the nose! I lost some of it, but hovered around 180 until she was 2.5 when all of a sudden the weight melted off me by itself and I lost 50 lbs that summer leaving me around 130. I stayed slim throughout the pregnancy with my second, and 2 weeks after having him I was right back into tiny jeans at 130 lbs. It was awesome, the kicker was that about 4 months pp I gained 50 lbs in about 3 weeks with no explanation! my weight continued to go up and down with no change to diet/exercise for a while, and then I was just gaining. I kept gaining all through my 3rd pregnancy and ended up at 208 after giving birth. It is 6 months pp now, and although I have lost 26 inches, I still weigh 188 lbs and it is not going down! I am wearing maternity clothes too because if I try to wear normal jeans my belly squishes out over them and I look worse (extreme muffin top) so I still wear the maternity clothes. I am about a size 16 now, but I am used to being a size 2-4 so I feel your pain. Having my 3 babies has done all kinds of weird things to my figure, but it all goes away eventually (even if for some like me, it takes years) but I’m just going to go with the flow this time, because I know it doesn’t come off until its ready. You look great! Enjoy your baby, your figure will come back eventually!

  15. Misty Says:
    April 28th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I found your website so helpful. My second son just turned one 8 days ago and I look 6 months pregnant easy. I went to pick up my 3 year old and one of the boys in his class said “Wow she has a really big belly”. The sad part is I could not be upset because he was telling the truth. I have even nursed for the last year so it is no ones fault other than mine. I have tried some stuff to loose weight but I get so tired and just give up. I want to be healthy for both of my kids and I am back down to my pre-pregnancy weight but I can not even begin to wear the clothes I did back then and all the weight just sits in my stomach. I wish there was a miracle cure but I know that time and patience will win over. You look wonderful and I am so proud of you for putting your pictures out there. I wish you all the best of luck.

  16. Claudette Says:
    May 22nd, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I’m a 22 year old single mother, I had my son 10 months ago its hard to excise because I work and when I get home my hiper son all he want to do Is play….but I’m so sick of having a 6 month pregnant belly I use to wear size 0-2 now I wear a 9-10 which is crazy to me but for the next couple of months before my son turn one I will be working my ass off


  17. Krystal Varvatsoulis Says:
    June 23rd, 2010 at 8:37 am


    I would like to know how you went its been a little over a year since you posted and I am curious to know how you are doing.. I had myh daughter Feb 9th and am almost 5 months PP and I hear your pain and am curious to know when ill get my body back too. I started off 125 pounds and weighed 205 pounds the day before I gave birth. I am now 154 pounds but I am on a strict diet and exercise but I its hard sometimes especially because the weight, my small frame is not used to carrying this much weight my bones and joints hurt real bad. Im also very short 5’2..

    Not easy being a mum :O) but so rewarding when they look at you and smile or cry and put their arms up for you to comfort them so preciouse and pure :O)

  18. Kat Says:
    June 24th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    In response to LeAnna…losing weight isn’t just about looks. Its about your health and general well being. There are risks associated with being overweight. But I too am curious to know how the person who posted this is doing now. I am 7mths postpartum and just hit pre prego weight. I still have to lose 13lbs before im the weight when I looked my best.

  19. Amanda Says:
    August 27th, 2010 at 5:09 am

    I have always been heavy and curvy. I have boobs, ass, and hips which I like, I just wish my belly would go away. When I found out I was pregnant I was 248 pounds, at 9 months pregnant I weighed 274lbs and I looked huge. Eventhough 26lbs doesn’t seem alot to gain it looked like I was going to deliver a large baby. Now 5mths after delivering my 7lbs 7oz baby boy vaginally I still have the weight. After delivery I lost 16 pounds and felt so good but Igained it right back, weighing in at 270 now. I don’t know what to do. I work full time and feel like I can’t feel time to do anything. I am planning a wedding and am exhausted. I hope that once the wedding is over I can focus on losing it eventhough it has never been easy for me to lose weight. I feel huge eventhough I am still curvy (just a big belly to go along with it :(

  20. Mel Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Working out does A LOT! Pilates is the only way to get a flat stomach again. Traditional sit ups will make it worse. I was 102lbs when I got prego and I’m 4.5 months post partum and I’m 99 lbs now. All I can say is stay active and work out!

  21. Ashleigh Says:
    October 19th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Hi-I had my son about 9 months ago. He was two months early as well.. but I weighed 115 when I got pregnant.. I went up to 140-146ish I dont really know my exact weight just because I wasnt expecting to deliever at that time. All I know is Im 5 foot and a half inch. Im soo short and it feels like I look huge because im short. I have always been tiny and no one thinks I look fat or anything but I know what I use to be and I know this isnt me.. I am 125-130 depending on what time of the day I weigh myself. I cant get the weight off. I have dieted I dont stay with it much.. I go to school full time and I stay home with my son.. I dont wanna exercise much. Im on herbal life now and it tastes terrible. I feel depressed that I cant look the way I use too! I wanna be a hott mom! Im also 21 years old and my body at 21 doesnt need to look this way! I see all the other 21 year olds and I just wanna cry! I feel awful. My butt, hips and luv handels are huge. my stomach is pretty flat but not toned! I wanna feel good again! I wanna show everyone a mom can look good! I havent ever had to really watch my weight before this so its really difficult for me. I have always had a bad identitiy of my self image though! I just wanna be happy.

  22. Pammie Says:
    November 10th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Omg I am so happy I can have babie’s and two months look like I do . I have always had a fast metablism and it is sooooooo awsome to eat everything . Jalepeno popper’s with steak , Taco’s . Okay so here’s some tricks . I did not diet or work out I hate fast food ate all the time . I still eat and I don’t work out I am 5″4 and 110 pounds k and I am still hot as fuck . Anyways good luck . Eat a taco!!!!!!!

  23. Kylie Says:
    May 22nd, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I have three children and am only 29. One four year old and two year old and one 8 month old and I look just like your pics….I look 8 months pregnant…but you know what I have to tell myself and you is that when I lost the weight from the first one it took one year for my hormones to balance out then wham it fell off…exercise helps but know and I promise it is your hormones..Kelp herbal suppliment has help tremendously!! good luck..

  24. maggie Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    OMG!!! i am in the same boat. i’m glad i’m not alone. i have a 4 yr. old boy, 2 yr. old girl and a 7 month baby girl. i still look the same. as i was 9 monts pregnat. :( At times i get discouraged and depressed of how i feel and look. i got this HUGE! pouch on my belly and really anoying. it just hangs there. :-/ i get alot of “are you pregnant?, or how many months are you?” just got asked again last nite at my work. i was like no im just FAT. and i just had my baby 7 months ago. im just so tired of people asking me that question. any recommendations to slim down. and how? thanks to all and have a blessed day. maggie from cali.

  25. Lynette Says:
    September 7th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    My situation is similar to many of those posted above. It has been a year since I had my third child via c-section. I still look like I’m about 5 months pregnant and I don’t like the way people look at me and ask me questions. I am tall for a female, which makes the whole weight thing that much more difficult. I was a size 0 when I graduated from high school and now I wear a size 12/14. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, but I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me and asked me if I was pregnant. I have the motivation to get rid of the baby fat, but I don’t have the time. 3 kids, a full time job and full time grad school leaves no time for exercise. I work in an all boys high school and the comments and snickers that pass between them are getting more frequent. It kind of hurts. My husband doesn’t mind so I guess I should be happy. However, one person commented that society makes us feel bad for carrying around extra weight that we’re going to feel bad anyway. :o( Any tips on how to deal with those people who ask if you’re pregnant without ripping their heads off?

  26. jessica Says:
    October 29th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    well i am were alot of you women are i still look like im having triplets.

  27. Michele Says:
    April 4th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I have a daughet who is 6 months old and I gained 30 lbs being pregnant and my weight has not budged at all. I feel sad and depressed when I look at myself and when I try to put clothes on. I hate it I just want my body back that I had before but I feel like it is so hard. I’m just happy to see I’m not the only person who feels like this.

  28. Meghan Says:
    April 11th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Diet and Exersise.Its the only way for anyone to lose weight, kids or not. Eat less,move more. You have to take care of yourself, and you will have more energy and feel like a better mom. But hey, its rough, and we all get down on the tough days. Just hang in there and make goals for yourself. And remember weight loss that lasts takes time!!!

  29. Becky Says:
    April 18th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Wow. My second baby is 9 months old. I hate beiing fat. It is so uncomfortable. I hope to god that all of you are right about time and hormones and all that. Because I started at 110 and went to 130 with my first. I can accept that. But after number too I am stuck at 160. I aboslutely HATE myself. I would sell my SOUL to be comfortable again. I work out EVERY DAY. which just pisses me off more. I am about to just get a knife an cut the shit off.

  30. kirstie vendyback Says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    hey my sons 2 and i look exactly like you. i was size 6 also before pregnancy but i cant find anything that will get rid of my belly. im sick of people asking if im pregnant again and judging me.x

  31. shakiyla Says:
    May 12th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    i am 21 i just had my 2nd child who is now 6months my weight before was 158 now im 205 and it fells and looks horrible i have a beer belly and cannot fit into anything

  32. charlie Says:
    May 17th, 2012 at 4:07 am

    I am lmao what a great site to hear a bunch of woman who are feeling what im feeling and the anger and feeling fat and huge all the time i work nights full time with a baby and four kids and misserable…… everday u feel like a huge whale its so embarasing like everyone is looking at me…… i pray tgis goes away soon. i quit my job next month and hope that helps me. Thank you so much everyone for sharring!

  33. Carrie Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I’m nearly 21 years old and have a beautiful 6 1/2 month old baby girl. My pre pregnancy weight was 125 and the only other time I had ever gone over that in my life was when I gained the “Freshmen 15″ at college.. which I pretty much immediately lost as soon as I returned home to my mother’s cooking and I was finally able to get back into my size 2 jeans. Shortly after that, my fiancé and I found out I was pregnant and after about 4 months the weight just started piling on and there was nothing I could do to stop it. I’ve always been a highly active person, but my sciatic nerves and fatigue prevented me from being as active as I had been so I guess that’s why the weight piled on as well. I gained 50+ pounds and ended up around 180 when I delivered. The first couple of weeks after delivering I had already lost 20 pounds and was excited to think that the weight wouldn’t be so hard to lose after all… I was horribly mistaken. I’m still struggling to get back to my original weight, or at least have my body looking more like how it used to. I don’t really have a stretch mark issue since all my marks are easily covered by a pair of shorts, but I’m still unhappy with how my stomach looks like a water bed. Going from doing many sports and having an active lifestyle and always having a toned, fit body to having a lumpy, fat loaded body is really a downer. It makes me feel better knowing there are other women out there struggling with the same issues I am because right now I feel completely isolated within my group of friends. I was always the ‘small girl’. Now I’m the big girl. :( #Whitegirlproblems #Firstworldproblems

  34. Wang Says:
    May 27th, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Hey I am in the same situation. Today i am 6 months postpartum and the scale hasnt bulge so much. I eat well, i exercice and breastfeed but nothing works, still look chubby and pregnant…good luck! Looking forward to read the rest!

  35. Shawnah Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    This thread has made me so happy. I’m 5 months postpartum with my second baby and I’m a sz 14 and 168 pounds. I’m usually sz 7 and 135 pounds. I miss my old body so much. No matter what I do the weight will not come off I’ve cut back as much as I can while still being able to BF a good quality of milk. I chase my 2 year old around I walk and I cannot get off 168 pounds. I have been the same weight since 1 week postpartum. It’s so depressing I don’t even want to leave my house anymore. I look at everyone else and they are back to there clothes. I’m still wearing maternity. It’s so horrible. I’m glad to see I’m not the only person suffering and it’s common.

  36. brielle Says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I guess some things never change huh? this thread was posted in 2009 and now in 2012 there are still women commenting, sharing and agreeing. I am 23 years old, and my son will be 9 months at the end of July. I was 125 pre-pregnancy and was 156 at delivery. I lost 15 lbs right off the bat, and now 9 months later I have not lost anymore weight. literally not a pound. I walk 4 miles, at least 5 times a week and I eat pretty healthy as well. 100% of my extra weight is in my stomach and to add to that I have stretch marks and a c-section scar. 15 lbs may not seem like a lot but when its straight in your stomach i just look like i am still pregnant. carrying all this extra weight in my tummy makes it so hard for me to find anything that fits, i have size 4 legs and a size 10 belly. my extra weight makes me feel terrible about myself, i cry when i get out of the shower or when i get dressed in the morning. It makes me insecure and this carries over to my relationship with my husband.If we had the money i would get surgery, i just need a drastic improvement. all of my friends tell me i should just be happy i have a beautiful baby, and i am. i love my son more then anything, he is the most fantastic little boy and i could not imagine my life without him or my husband, but that doesn’t mean i should not care about myself as well. i had a child young, at 22, and i want to have my life with my baby but still look my age. My scar and stretch marks would not make me feel half as bad if i didn’t have a giant belly to go with it. it’s refreshing to see other people feeling the same way though. I have two friends that have babies naturally and they were back to prepregnancy weight by 2 months. now at 10 and 12 month postpartum they are both under their pregnancy weight. did you ever lose the rest of your weight? it would be so nice to hear a success story coming from someone that was in the same boat as me.

  37. cristy Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    i am 6 month 26 week pregnancy in 4 month i will have my baby dec the 26

  38. mii Says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    5months pp and am working my @$$ off twice a day 6days a week. Its so frustrating doing so much work and calorie counting and still have the belly not where i want it. Im sticking to it though and hopefully next summer I can reward myself with a new bikini!!

  39. Joana Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Im 6months postpartum i look like if i was 6 months pregnant i feel so fat but stomach is my biggest problem been on a diet lost only 5 pounds dont know what to do any more i feel fat

  40. Vanessa Says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I had no problem with my son 3 years ago I was back at my normal size right after, but after I had my daughter I just cannot get rid of this stomach. I feel like I am pregnant. I still have to wear my maternity pants and it is embarrassing. I have been on a diet, but I haven’t lost anything, so I might as well eat what I want if I can’t lose the pounds. It is so frustrating. I feel ugly and uncomfortable everywhere I go.

  41. Melina Says:
    November 19th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I am a little over six months post partum and still look as though I am three months pregnant. Granted I am in my mid thirties but I never thought my stomach would look the way it does. I am not sure if I am just being impatient but I really hate the way my stomach looks. Not sure if its because I had a c section but my stomach looks big. I weighed 115 before I got pregant and weighed 160 the day I had my c section. Six months later I weigh 120 which I can’t complain about but my damn stomach is driving me nuts. Glad I am not the only one out there bitching. I know ladies we all love our babies and we wouldn’t have it any other way but it’s nice to bitch to others that understand. I am giving myself a year to see what happens.

  42. me Says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    6 months pp and im heavier than i was when i was pregnant! was only 100lbs when i found out i was having a baby, gave birth @ 120 lbs and after 6 mos,, im 122! 22 lbs may seem less than what some posted but theyre all in my belly!!!!! some people still offer their seats in the train, or let me go first when im at the bank because they think im still pregnant!! every part of my body shrunk but not my tummy! my arms are as thin as my son! my breasts are back to its original size but my tummy is the same!! what to do!!!!!!!

  43. Urbanmama4life Says:
    December 8th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Wow…all us moms have a lot in common here! I am 38 year old mother of 4 and its so darn difficult to accept the changes our bodies endure. My problem is 35lbs postpardum weight since my last child who is now 19 months. I love this little guy but boy did he make me the fatest. I weighed 220lbs at my last prenatal visit and almost knocked the nurse down when she said it out loud in front of my husband. I’ve lost 25 since then but I can’t get out of the 180′s. I’m not gaining but more importantly I’m not loosing. I’ve always liked my shape but I am the most out of shape ever and I still look 4 months pregnant! At 150 I easily looked 130 and I was well proportioned. Now it’s a different story and I don’t have energy to work out! I think being a mom takes so much of the focus of us that we are exhausted and don’t put the time in for ourselves. I walk everyday but its not enough. It is very depressing and I am wearing leggings and yoga pants and maternity shirts all the time, Gap makes dome cute ones at at least. Thank Goodness we live in the northeast so I can cover up in the cold winter. I will say having this weight on me is very depressing snd I hope I can devise a plan after the new year to take it off by summer. I really enjoy this blog ladies so keep the posts up because being a mom is the hardest job we will ever have.

  44. angie Says:
    January 21st, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I love being a mom but hate the whole deal of having to gain weight i hate my body witch makes me sad when i gave birth i was 214 7 months portpartum i am only 204 only ten pounds less :( my firtst week postpartum i drop to 180 but i dont know what happened i need help i want to be in shape already so i can hit the pool

  45. Dawn Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I am 7 months PP afte rhaving two beautiful twin boys. After the day I had finding this site was a blessing. For the second time in two weeks I had someone ask me if I was pregnant. The first time I said no I just had babies but this time I said No and you shouldn’t ask a woman that question unless your almost positive she is! I want to cry hen i see myself naked becuase my stomach or as i refer to it “my kangaroo pouch” just hangs over like a fanny pack, its so depressing. I was lucky enough to escape without alot of stretch marks but ghe fat just wont go away and it kills my confidence. i love my babies more than anything and went throu hell and high water to have them, i just want the old me back…i want to be the hot mom I always envisioned. was at a great point before I got pregnant at about 155lb which is perfect for me because I’m tall and hourglass shaped. Now I’m 197 and can’t budge. I tried dieting but I also have Hypothyroidism so it’s a challenge. I’m thinking of trying South Beach which is all healthy carbs like brown rice, whole wheat etc And lean protein. With thyroid issues this is touted as the best diet but my problem is I’m not into exercise and I know I need to be. It’s great to see I’m not alone, it really did make me feel better to read all these comments. I wish you all the luck in the world to get back to where you all want to be. God bless all of you and all your beautiful babies :-)

  46. Rachel G. Says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I gained all my pregnancy weight (40-50 pounds) in my hips and butt. I have no stretch marks (sorry, it’s just genetic) BUT I haven’t lost any weight so I’m 210 pounds and 5’8″. I was a runner before, and 6 months after having my daughter have been getting back into it. I mean, I lost somehow LESS than the weight of my daughter at her birth, and it has stuck around. I’m certainly in better shape than 6 months ago, but I can barely get into a 16. I hope – oh, I hope! – that it’s my hormones and will balance out. I see very discouraging stories about how half your pregnancy weight should be gone by 6 weeks post-partum….yeah right. I’ve been eating significantly better AND running 5 times a week, and it seems to be doing very little. I had an IUD put in 4 months ago and I don’t know how much that has to do with it. I hope not all of it, because I don’t want to have it taken out – it is super convenient and gives me peace of mind (we’re just having one!)

  47. Nelly Says:
    June 10th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I’m 6 month PP and still look about 4-5 months pregnant! It is sooo frustrating! I did yoga for about 2 month without seeing much result and have up. It’s hard to find time for it especially when you are not seeing any improvement! I’m 5’3 1/2 and weighed 106 lbs when I got pregnant. I’m now 116 and ok with that. I went from a size 2 to a 4-6 now which is fine but I can’t get rid of the pesky belly!!! I had a c section and I hear it’s harder and also did not breast feed for a few reasons. I thought by now I would be in prego jeans but so far I’ve had to buy new clothes. Wearing a spans type girdle too and it was fine durring winter but now it’s HOT in TX and u can’t stand it!! Ughh, the things women go trough!!!!! Glad to see I’m not the only one! Thanks ladies!!!!

  48. Nelly Says:
    June 10th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I’m 6 month PP and still look about 4-5 months pregnant! It is sooo frustrating! I did yoga for about 2 month without seeing much result and gave up. It’s hard to find time for it especially when you are not seeing any improvement! I’m 5’3 1/2 and weighed 106 lbs when I got pregnant. I’m now 116 and ok with that. I went from a size 2 to a 4-6 now which is fine but I can’t get rid of the pesky belly!!! I had a c section and I hear it’s harder and also did not breast feed for a few reasons. I thought by now I would be in prego jeans but so far I’ve had to buy new clothes. Wearing a spanx type girdle too and it was fine during winter but now it’s HOT in TX and u can’t stand it!! Ughh, the things women go trough!!!!! Glad to see I’m not the only one! Thanks ladies!!!!

  49. lola Says:
    June 13th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    hi mums,i just had my baby 5months ago i used to be 95kilos before i got pregnent and now am 107killos (OMG) am trying my best to lose but i coudn’t make!!!!!!!! all around me keep saying that am still look like pregnent ,what to do am just 5’2 need help and support ,good luck all.

  50. alex Says:
    July 22nd, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I gave birth to my third baby six months ago and she was 11lb at birth. I now look 8mths pregnant and my belly is bloated and hard all the time. I’m sick of people asking when I am due. Does anybody else have a hard bloated pregnant looking belly x

  51. Nicole Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I cant thank all of you enough and especially the initial writer for posting this. I’m 5 months PP and look 4-5 months has been very depressing and a huge shot to any ego I had left! lol! I actually got asked when I was due the other day…got in the car and cried! I’m trying different things now and WHEN i find soemthing that works, I will share. Thanks all, this helped a lot.

  52. maddy Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    hey my daughter is almost 2 years old and i look like im skinny but when i dont suck in i look six months prego and it is hard and i am wondering if that is normal?

  53. Vivianne Says:
    November 13th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    My son is 5 months now and I still look 5 months pregnant. I am so upset and I am considering hitting the gym. I now have to buy new clothes to fit my new body

  54. Simi Says:
    July 22nd, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I’m so upset after my kidos birth,it pass 5 month now.but yet I look 6 month pregnant..

  55. Ashleigh Says:
    October 15th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    My daughter is five months old but i look five months pregnant. The worst part is that i cant wear shorts or pants because it will show how my lower tummy is sticking out and when i team them with shirts, it sucks because, the clothes will be loose fitting elsewhere but tight at the lower tummy area. I really hate it. I usually have camel toes when i wear pants too so i only wear long, tightish cotton dresses and throw over loose tops long enough to cover my bulging belly.

  56. Amanda Says:
    November 9th, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I just recently had a baby 6 months ago and am at work this very second and I had a customer come in and say “girl when are u due” I froze, didn’t know what to say. I’ve tried dieting, diet pills, tried to be motivated to exercise, but just so down on myself and depressed that I don’t even know where to begin. Any suggestions on what I should try, I do have a membership at the gym but where do I start???

  57. Leesa Marie Says:
    December 4th, 2014 at 1:32 am

    ok, so I was 118 pre pregnancy and 160 at labor. im now 131 and it won’t shake off. im fine with THAT … BUT my stomach still looks like I’m 5 months pregnant. I can’t tell you if this is going to work but this is what im doing … TRYING to eat healthy meals, I cut out all sweets and fried foods (foods that go straight to your belly) DRINK LOTS OF WATEEERRRRRR LOTS OF IT. I know for a fact that is key. I have a gym membership i work out as often as I can AT LEAST 4 times a week. I do 30-45 min cardio (good for shedding pounds) then I lift weights (im trying to build muscle so I don’t get too skinny) and I work my abs and legs. NOTE: working your abs TOO much before losing the fat will make your stomach protrude making it look even bigger so be sure to eat healthy foods and do more cardio than sit ups. that’s all I have right now. I haven’t lost the belly but I have way more energy and stronger arms so far. only been at it a month so wish me luck and good luck to you all!

  58. tiffany Says:
    December 5th, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Im 26 and a mother of three so im with you girls 100%. It seemed like the older I got the harder it was. After I had my second I was 130 and my norm was 120. I just had my third baby 8 weeks ago so my body still looks crazy. But the best advice I can give you is cut the soda. I was a BIG soda drinker and just cutting that I lost 15 lbs. I got into taking a multivitamin once a day, do my 30 day shred and drink a glass of water after that and you really get motivated and energetic. Your body may or may not go back to that size 1 jean but I promise if you give it patience you will look just as good. I was a 5 before my second but after I was a 9 cause my hips were bigger but man I looked good!!

  59. D Ashe Says:
    January 14th, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Thank you for this post! I’m 6.5 months postpartum after my fourth baby (all by cesarian) and I am stuck at the same weight as many of you. 130lb at 5’5 easily after every single one of my kids without trying….. Until baby # 4. Losing the weight at 30 is much harder than it was in my early twenties. My self esteem has disintegrated completely. I have a huge closet full of clothes and only 16 things that I can wear and 80% of them are maternity from my 6month range or pjs. I don’t have the money or the time for a gym membership. I just feel lost. It’s nice to hear there are others just like me with the same issue.

  60. Vic Says:
    February 8th, 2015 at 12:34 am

    We’re all here reading this article because we have same problem going on. I’m 27y.o. Almost 28. I feel how I’m getting older. Had a baby 6 months ago. Can’t loose any weight. Probably looked better being pregnant. That makes you really depressed. Used to go to the gym every day. Had perfect body. All before marriage. Now just have no time for gym. But I dnt give up. I do short workouts from YouTube. 10 min each time baby takes nap. It might be not enough but still better than nothing. I didn’t lose weight yet but it gives me energy. I’m hoping one day I’ll have more time on myself again. Like before I started all this family life and used to look good. Not fun when your husband tells you how skinny you were when he met you and not anymore. Sure, he didn’t have to give birth, plus he’s skinny and tall all his life. Can eat all and never get fat. I have to work a lot to get any better. I really want to be perfect again. I’m tired of feeling so down all the time.

  61. Alicia Says:
    February 27th, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I am early 30′s and had my first child 20 months ago. At first the weight seemed to cone off fairly quickly but it has not changed much since I was 5mths pop. I am 5’3″ and was 140 before being pregnant and 210 the day I went into labor. I had a cswction and retained a lot of water. At first I looked bigger coming out of the hospital than I did going in. I started using my fitness pal about 4 myths ago and lost about 15 lbs just changing the way I eat. I’m in a size 12 and weigh about 164. I feel like my stomach is still huge. My self esteem no longer exists and I have a hard time finding clothes to wear and hate going out anymore. Before my baby I was health concise and exercised a lot. Now I don’t have as much time and I feel like i lost myself even though I gained a wonderful child and should just be over the moon. It depresses me that I worry so much about how I look when all my son cares about is how much I love him and how important he is to me.
    Wow I feel like a small weight has been lifted just by writing all of this. I feel like I don’t have anybody that understands what I’m going through and everyone I talk to just brushes me off and says I just shouldn’t worry about it. Its been over 1-1/2 yrs and I’m still struggling with my weight and body image while ironically going through the best time of my life.


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