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Why is it so hard to keep weight off after having a C-Section?

Ever since I had my third which is 5 yrs ago I have had the most diff time ever than I did with my first 2 which I had naturally to lose weight..Ever since I had the C-Section with my 3rd I can't keep weight off unless I take diet pill which I can't do on a mon to mon basis cause it gets pricey..Help Please

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Asked by wifemommy3 at 11:17 AM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I had a c-section and I don't find it hard to keep the weight off. I find it difficult to get the weight off. I am sticking to an exercise routine and I am also watching the amount of junk that I taking in. It has been difficult for me to lose weight my whole life and became even more difficult after my first laporosopy. I wish you luck.

    Answer by coala at 11:21 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Thank you..It is diff to get the weight off..

    Comment by wifemommy3 (original poster) at 11:27 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I hear you! But I think that being older has a lot to do with it.

    Answer by mompam at 11:30 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I was thinking that but I was trying not to think that..LOL!! Oh how I love being in my 30's..I really do but just not the weight

    Comment by wifemommy3 (original poster) at 11:32 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I had a c-section and I have had no trouble keeping weight off. I think it's less likely that it's the c=section and more likely it's because it is your third child and you're older now.

    Answer by danielp at 11:36 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • age does have a lot to do with it. It was so much easier to lose weight in my teens and 20s!

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 11:57 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I don't think it is the c-section, but perhaps it is age related. You metabolism slows as you age.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 12:08 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I don't think it's necessarily the c-section that is causing you to have a hard time losing weight, as most have said. It IS harder to get rid of fat on your stomach (especially right above your scar) though. It's definitely not easy to get rid of that!

    Answer by AdensMama0308 at 12:19 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I've had 2 csections (and 3 vaginal deliveries) and have little problem taking/keeping weight off. My mom keeps telling me it will get harder as I get older - I'm 37, but it hasn't happened yet!

    Answer by missanc at 1:39 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I didn't have that issue. I think a lot of times it is just age, metabolism, and shift in hormones..

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:16 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

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