Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

stomach going back to normal?

I weighed 115 before my pregnancy, I'm 8 months pregnant and weigh 135.. after I deliver how much will my stomach shrink? Or.. go back to normal?
How long was it before you got your stomach back?

Answer Question

Asked by shessohippie at 9:48 AM on Jan. 8, 2009 in Pregnancy

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (6)
  • Depends on the person.....your diet, lifestyle. I never got my pre pregnancy body back, I actually gained more weight afterwards.

    Answer by amber1216 at 10:10 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Yea... mine never went back either. After two kids and stretchmarks... it kind of looked like a deflated ballon, can't wait to see what it will look like after this one! haha

    Answer by AshJoe05 at 10:51 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • It depends on the person. I weighed 135 before #1, 175-180 while preggo, and 137 after about 3 months, and I had stretch marks on my butt, boobs, and upper thighs. I was 138 before #2, 180-190 while preggo, and 145 now (2 yrs later). I have a couple stretch marks leftover from #1 and I have mommy-flab that will never go away, no matter how small I get. Who cares?!?! We see ourselves so much differently that our SO's do. DH says I look better now than I did at 135lbs. I've gotten over caring about my belly b/c if I didn't have it, I wouldn't have my kids. Be PROUD of yourself and your body! : P

    Answer by Luvmylilmonkies at 10:58 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • It depends on the person =]

    I got my stomach almost completely back just a few days after birth. I'm back in my pre-pregnancy jeans and shirts. Then again, I'm overweight and I only gained eight pounds with my entire pregnancy, and my daughter was 7.5 of those pounds, lol.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 11:00 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I'm 8 months pregnant and still in my pre-pregnancy jeans, just using a belly band thing (best invention EVER!) that I bought from Motherhood Maternity to keep my jeans up since I can't button them. My legs have gained no weight what-so-ever so I dont fit in maternity pants... I'm completely the same size I was before pregnancy, except for my tummy.. well, and my bobos.

    Answer by shessohippie at 11:03 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • I gained 38 pounds with my son. I nursed him, and within eight months I weighed less than I ever have...It was great...haha, but I did gain a little back once I stopped breastfeeding.

    Answer by mrsjoeljr at 12:43 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.

Next question in Pregnancy
stretch marks?