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Scared Mother 25 Weeks (Mini)

January 31, 2011

~Age: 19
~Number of Pregnancies: 1st One

This is my first pregnancy and I have always been a little bit self concious. I do everthing I can to make sure after birth I have my good body again far as jogging and applying lotion on my stomach. I kind of scared. All that matters is that I have a HEALTHY baby boy really. But what else can I do to get tha flat stomach?

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7 Responses to “Scared Mother 25 Weeks (Mini)”

  1. Kerry Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 9:16 am

    There is nothing you can do to ensure you achieve a flat stomach after you give birth. Of course you can exercise, eat well and try to be the healthiest you can be but your belly will be however it was meant to be. Beautiful. I hope this site has helped you realize that flat is not the only beautiful, beauty comes in all shapes.. flat, plump, stretched, taut.

    I have heard great things about belly binding and plan to practice it after the birth of my next child. http://www.bellybandit.com.au

  2. Mary V Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Well, if you are already jogging and having no issues with your pregnancy you should branch out in your activity to help strengthen your tummy. Maybe yoga, or a piyo (pilates/yoga) class a few days a week. I have a girlfriend that is 7 months along and doing bootcamp training 4 days a week! If you feel a lot of stretch in your belly as it continues to grow invest in a belly band that can support the majoring of the weight of your tummy, then also help with back pain. You can also use the belly band post partum for support and many mothers swear by it to help tighten tummy muscles and help with loose skin. And staying hydrated is the best thing for your skin, avoiding excess salt and carbs with help your body stay balanced and hydrated. Good luck and dont be scared, even if you do everything you can during pregnancy you have to be open with the fact that your body may not be that same as pre-pregnancy!

  3. cj Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Hi I had a baby girl 5 months ago and I gained 67 pounds! :0 Ya gross I know but I thought I would never have a flat tummy again! :( But I do have a flat tummy and I contribut it to a belly wrap from avon!!! I put it on the day after I had my daughter and 2 weeks later it was basically back to normal I left it on for 8 weeks and now 5 months later My tummy is completly flat again! trust me I have sucky genetics so I was freaked out but this really did work for me. :D YOu should try it! here is a link for it, I couldnt afford a belly bandit lol so I impervised… http://shop.avon.com/shop/product.aspx?pf_id=39364 its on sale right now too :) good luck I hope all goes well with everything!!!

  4. Kat Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 11:38 am

    belly bands are amazing as part of postpartum belly therapy. i still use one at night at 13 weeks pp.

  5. Sarah Says:
    January 31st, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Goodness. Is that your only worry? Good luck. I suggest breastfeeding, by the way. It burns around 500 calories per day without lifting a finger. Add that on top of exercise and healthy eating (during AND after delivery) and you have yourself a recipe for feeling great after delivery. Also, realize that it TAKES TIME. Relax and enjoy your baby.

  6. Mom Says:
    February 1st, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Breastfeed. Don’t gain more wt then needed. Eat well postpartum and rest as much as possible.

  7. Andrea Says:
    February 16th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO!! I wish I had known about them when I had my first baby. Look for the book, Essential Excercises for the Childbearing Year, by Elizabeth Noble. She is a physical therapist. You can do several excercises during your pregnancy to maintain tone and then begin with VERY SIMPLE excercises within a few hours of giving birth. A postpartum support band is very helpful too to bring your abs back in alignment. Good luck! Also, look up the Tupler Technique… video on youtube, helps with the separation of the abs.

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