1 Year Post and Feeling Low. Belly Won’t Go! (Anonymous)

My age- 22
Number of pregnancies- 1

Hi I was always very skinny before getting pregnant with my son, I had him nearly a year ago now very quick labour an hour and a half after bleeding a lot and needing to be induced he was born as beautiful as i imagined and weighed 6pound 9ounces. After a few days my stomach was nearly flat again I was so happy as I had been trying so hard to eat properly while pregnant to be sure I didn’t put weight on. But without realising it and not eating no different the next thing I know I have this huge belly and people are constantly asking me when my baby is due, I went to a theme park last week and a man wouldn’t let me on a ride as be said I was pregnant even after I said no he still said are you sure, you look ready to drop! As you can imagine my confidence was gone and I just wanted to go home! I have been out of a friends birthday recently and with an alcoholic drink in my hand somebody said congratulations! It’s really beginning to get me down! I’ve been to the doctors who said I have polycystic ovary syndrome although I didn’t think I had any of the symptoms. It’s like my stomach is constantly bloated and when I sit down it goes to flab, it’s a perfect rounded stomach when I’m standing! Does anybody have any advice for me? How can I loose this I’ve tried everything I exercise daily and eat really well. I even tried the 3 shakes a day with nothing else that didn’t even work! I wouldn’t change having my son for my world as he’s my everything I just wish I could have a nice body and my beautiful son.

5 thoughts on “1 Year Post and Feeling Low. Belly Won’t Go! (Anonymous)

  • Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Go to your doctor and have them check you for diastasis recti. That’s when your stomach muscles don’t go back together after you have a baby and it can leave you looking pregnant all the time. If that’s what you have sometimes they can give you exercises to help and sometimes you have to have surgery to sew the muscles back together.

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

    How much cardio and weight lifting are you doing? You are only 22, if its not a medical issue, could it be a lack of fiber and excercise? I have three children and have had to bust my butt to get a flat stomach after, I bellys do not just go down (well the majority of us). I think it must be medical and they can give you something to help with that, but if not, than exercise, running, fiber and you should start to see it go down some. Hugs!!

  • Monday, February 3, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Pilates. Take a few private sessions with someone who knows how to teach- NOT a large group class where you won’t get personal attention. Don’t do any exercises that cause your to stomach rise up! You may be able to find some post-pregnancy Pilates videos on YouTube.

  • Monday, February 3, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I had this same problem! Before my oldest son I was a size 0. After I had him I was a size 3. My second son was 9#9oz. After I had him I was between a 5 & 7. I could fir my pants but not button them because of my belly. A friend of mine had me try a product she had been selling and it worked. Email me and I can send you my before and after pictures. Good luck mama!!!

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