Jump to content

Does the baby belly fat ever go away? :(


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 citylife

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:52 AM

Ho hum
I look in the mirror and still have the belly fat sad.gif
This depresses me greatly!
I look ugly and don't like it.
I am trying gard to eat well and have upped the exercise

Does the baby belly fat on some people NEVER go away?

I had a caesar with number 2 and have the yucky belly fat that goes over the scar area

I just hate it

I am a compulsive weigher and know I shouldn't be but I get so obessed.
Weightloss is a hard slog and ongoing!!!!

I unfortunatley do not have the body make up of some lucky women who seem to lose their baby weight weeks after having bubs, BTW I don't have a newborn!

This is a feel sorry for myself/vent/looking for advice post
I also had fibroids during pregnancy and still have them although have had the largest ones removed some years ago where the largest was the size of a 26 week pregnancy
Stupid tummy sad.gif also stupid people who ask you :are you pregnant again keep your mouth shut!!!


#2 cordyline

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

Oh that's terrible that people ask that. I though by now it was well known you DONT look at a woman's tummy and ask her if she is pregnant, unless she says something.

Sorry no advice re losing the baby belly, but something I am interested in/worried about. All the best.

#3 Leha

Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:03 AM

Sorry to say mine hasn't. I has one c/sect and one natural birth. I have lost all my baby weight plus am probably 6 kg lighter than when I fell pregnant. I also go to the gym 6 times a week and do lots of ab stuff and it is still there.

I think the only way for me to get rid of it is plastic surgery which I will not be getting so it is here to stay  sad.gif

#4 *~dee~*

Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

I look like I'm still pregnant 3 years on sad.gif Hate it!

#5 icekool

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

No.

I was watching this plastic surgery show and the woman was having a tummy tuck. She was as fat as a matchstick, toned body, I think I would struggle to pinch her (literally no fat) so you get my drift. She ran everyday and did gym too.

But she said she just couldn't lose her tummy fat after 3 kids. If she can't, I have no hope in hell. I look pg after dinner everyday.



#6 jayskette

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

I have an ever increasing tummy since 18. I haven't even had kids yet  sad.gif
Visceral Fat is the most difficult to lose. I am so envious of the Beyonce types - all the fats distributed to "good" areas like buttocks and hips.

#7 TiredbutHappy

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

I'm a string bean, and actually weigh less than before I was pregnant, but can't get rid of the flabby belly. I think our shape changes forever even if you weigh the same (unless you're Miranda Kerr and super human).

Edited by Gumbette, 23 November 2012 - 08:59 PM.


#8 WinterIsComing

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:07 PM

I live in the beachy area that must be the yummy mummy capital of the country. So many mums and most of them thin, toned and flat stomached. And that's with children under 1. Sometimes I feel like the frumpiest mother on the block! And I am a size 10.
I have to say that 9 months on, my stomach remains far too big for my current weight.

#9 RubyTuesday76

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

I am currently 7kg under my pre pregnancy weight, did planking, sit ups like a b**ch (plank for 5mins, 300 sit ups every day) and my 'belly pouch' is still there..  I think I would be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck! Sooooo much loose wobbly skin.  Guess it didn't help that I went to 41w3d for extra growth & over stretching wink.gif

#10 hollysmama

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Losing all your baby weight 8 weeks after giving birth is not normal! Unless you have a nanny who can look after your baby while you hit the gym for 6hrs a day.  

Mine hasn't gone away either. I have a lot of loose skin and I don't think any amount of crunches or exercise will tighten it up. It went away after my first, but it looks like it's here to stay now sad.gif

#11 KeepTheFaith

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

My step sister is about 170 cm and less than a size 6. She has always been tiny (her Dad is a tall thin man), and her shape is perfectly 'normal' for her.

She has now had 3 kids, all vaginal births, and the youngest is nearly 2. I saw her naked not long ago (we were sharing a change room) and she laughingly showed me her "less than A cup boobs" and her wobbly tummy skin/fat. Everything else on her is thin and toned.

My step sister is a very healthy, active 35 year old. I look at her and shudder at the thought of what my 38 year old, "post c-section (and two kids), average weight and struggling to exercise body" is going to look like. Right now, DS is 10 weeks old, so I still have an excuse. But that won't last forever...

#12 Leggy

Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

You can try out pilates (although get checked out by a physio first - if your abs haven't rejoined properly you can do damage) but...yeah, sometimes it just stays there.

Edited by Leggy, 30 November 2012 - 02:11 PM.


#13 theb3an

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:22 AM

the belly is the hardest and often, last to lose.  the key to losing belly fat is a clean diet... i can't stress this enough.  belly fat is made in the kitchen so if you eat clean and exercise regularly, then you will see the belly shrink slowly but surely.  most of all, it takes a lot of patience.

i have been on my fitness journey for almost a year now.  i lost inches everywhere else and my mid-section was the last place for me to see a reduction in size.

if you have any more questions or need suggestions, please send me a message; i would be happy to help or share my story.  EB is a pretty bad at notifications when someone quotes you and scrolling through tons of replies is too time consuming.

#14 tres-chic

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:57 AM

I was in good shape after number two but after number three my midsection has changed forever with loose skin and a layer that I can't shift, even with a lot of running.

Diet and exercise keep in under control to a degree but that's the best I can hope for.

I've learned to accept it as a badge of honour.

ETA I'm more horrified by my tuck shop arms. I do weights with my trainer once or twice a week and hoik my kids all over the place but nothing shifts it.

Edited by tres-chic, 12 December 2012 - 09:43 AM.


#15 TPS

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

I have 2 kids; the youngest is 3.5 and I have been leading a very healthy lifestyle since she turned 1. I had a DEXA scan last week, which showed my body fat is 17.8%, putting me below the 'lean' category and into the 'athlete' category. In clothes my tummy looks flat (when I've been eating very clean for at least a week or so), but naked I still have the loose skin on my abdomen, and when I plank it's like an extra boob hanging down there (plankenboob).

I think many things can be adjusted with exercise and healthy food choices, but you still have to work within the confines of your genetics and environmental factors like big babies, older age when having children (so skin is less elastic), etc.

P.S. I don't look at it as a diet; it's definitely living a healthy lifestyle original.gif




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Britain's youngest parents: mother 12, father 13

A 12-year-old schoolgirl and her 13-year-old boyfriend are believed to have become Britain?s youngest parents, after the birth of their baby girl earlier this week.

When Prince George met Bilby George

Prince George has met an Aussie marsupial named after him in his first official engagement in Australia.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Pregnant woman dies after doctor removes ovary instead of appendix

When a UK woman went to hospital suffering appendicitis, doctors mistakenly removed her healthy ovary - with tragic consequences.

The milestones I can't wait to celebrate

Nothing can beat the feeling of witnessing that first smile, first step and first word - but here's a list of 'firsts' I'm really looking forward to now.

How you develop in your baby's first year

Just as babies undergo rapid growth as they learn and change in their first year, we?re learning and changing quickly as parents, too. Don?t underestimate the developmental stages you go through when you have a baby.

Can you make your baby smarter even before birth?

A product new to Australia claims to help babies be born "as intelligent as possible", but not all experts agree on the benefits of educating babies while still in the womb.

How a mother's love helped unearth the skills of an autistic savant

Autistic savant Ping Lian Yeak, a prodigious artist who has had his work shown all over the world, couldn't have done it without the support and love of his proud mum.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

A tiny heart: a baby?s death gives life to another

Simon Alexander Garcia lived only one brief hour. But somewhere, a little girl?s heart is beating today because of him.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Why is childbirth still such a pain?

The options given to women to help them cope in labour have barely changed in years.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Ideas for recording baby milestones

Get the props, lights and camera ready to record the milestone moments in your baby's first months and years. Tip: set a reminder in your phone (or jot it in a calendar) to make sure you remember it every month.

From penis amputation to fatherhood

After a botched circumcision as a child, Mike Moore was left without a penis. Years later, and after meeting the right surgeon, he was able to become a dad - naturally.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Your baby's first shoes, made with your own hands

Imagine someone saying to you, "Your baby?s shoes are magnificent, where?d you get them?" And you reply, "Oh, these? I made them."

Mother bites off pit bull's ear to save toddler

What would you do if your child was being attacked by a vicious dog? One mother recently had to learn the hard way.

Couple dies 15 hours apart after 70 years of marriage

A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

Behind the scenes of Kate and George's cuddly photo

Every face is partially obscured, but there's no denying the happiness and love in the faces of the royal mum and bub.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Your baby?s developmental roadmap

Caring for your new baby can feel like driving along a dark highway without a GPS: you know your destination ? a happy, healthy human being ? but you?re not sure whether you?re heading in the right direction.

Breaking out of the isolation of motherhood

There can be many reasons for mummy isolation ? and you don?t have to be a new mother to feel like you're often doing it all alone. Here, mums share their stories of feeling isolated, and what they do to try to break out of it.

The billionaire baby with $10,000 worth of prams

When money is no object you can go all out when it comes to baby transportation, as this billionaire socialite has shown.

Medication helps depressed mums to breastfeed

Breastfeeding mums are often told their medication may pass into their milk, but a new study suggests the benefits of taking antidepressants are greater than any risks to baby.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.