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Question (Jilliann)

November 5, 2012

Hi my name is Jilliann and I’m a mother of 7.All my kids were born by c-section.They were all pretty small.My biggest was 7lbs 1oz.When i got pregnant the last time i found out i was having twins(boys)I got really big with themNow they are here and are 5 1/2 months old.And i still like look im about due to have another one.Everyone always asks and it makes me feel so bad..I just wanted to no how you did it.How you lost that look???

Thanks jilliann

Heres a pic.Its not the best one but u can see my belly.I took it today.

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5 Responses to “Question (Jilliann)”

  1. Rebekah Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Congrats on your children!

    To answer your question, you may have a diastasis, or a separation between your abdominal muscles. Most postpartum women do to some degree. Read up on the Tupler Technique: http://diastasisrehab.com/

  2. Kim Says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Has your doctor checked you for diastasis recti?

  3. Jen Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Seconding the advice above but also wanted to say, don’t worry and don’t be so hard on yourself. 5.5 months after twins – even if they were small – is still pretty recent, and c sections are hard on the abdominal muscles! I think you look great! I’m sorry you have to deal with rude people – even if they mean well, they are being inconsiderate of your feelings. Keep up the good work!

  4. Mom of 4 including twins Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    hi there, I’m a twin mom too. my boys were big…both over 7 lbs. when they were about 6 months old i realized that my tummy was not going to go down anymore and i too had some people politely asking when my baby was due (ugh). i’ve since lost 20 lbs and use a Squeem girdle every day. as I’ve lost weight, i’ve gone down a size in girdle. i have noticed a huge difference in my belly, have lost several inches and will post updates to my own story here once i’ve lost a few more lbs. i think i had a diastasis too and the girdle has helped hold it in so it could heal. i’ve done no special exercises beyond walking. good luck!

  5. Mom of 4 including twins Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    oh…my boys are 10 months now so i’ve been wearing the girdle and losing weight for 4 months to get to where i am now.

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