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I still look pregnant????? Melissa Marshall/Popanz 3 kids; Wisconsin 722 posts
17th Dec '11

I had my baby 4 days ago and I still look about 6 or 7 months pregnant. This is my third pregnancy, I never had this issue with my other two, I feel like a freak. Will this go away or do I have to excercise this off, I am so embarrassed to leave the house. Any one else have this issue and how long did it take for stomach to go down?

Puff the Magic Dragon! 15 kids; Ontario 14235 posts
17th Dec '11

ha, I was like that after my first, for a few days afterwards, and it goes down on it's own!
:) Should anyways.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
17th Dec '11

Um, that's extremely common. I'm very surprised you didn't experience this with your first two..

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
17th Dec '11

you're still swollen, so its ok. i still looked preggo for.....a few weeks or so

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
17th Dec '11

Ha with my first I still looked pregnant for maybe a month.
BD's sister said in the hospital to him that I still looked pregnant, he was like yeah she JUST pushed out a baby, it doesn't just magically go away.
Then at McDonald's I had someone ask how far along I was, I was like ha she is in the back seat.

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6785 posts
status 17th Dec '11

i still look pregnant and im 7 weeks postpartum..im 5 foot 8 and weighed 120 lbs when i got pregnant, i was a skinny mini.. now im 140 and have this horrible belly pooch..i hate it. i dont have time to exercise..maybe eventually after the holidays i will, but its a little depressing..but totally worth is for my little boy

Kia Calderon-Dillon Due December 21 (boy); 2 kids; Vancouver, Washington 3216 posts
17th Dec '11

It's totally normal. They tell you to pack maternity clothes to wear home because you will look at least 5 months pregnant. Except for my aunt, she was 2 pounds under pre-pregnancy weight when she left the hospital. Stupid b***h...:D

Conlon's Warden 1 child; Grand Rapids, Michigan 15185 posts
17th Dec '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vindictive:</b>" Um, that's extremely common. I'm very surprised you didn't experience this with your first two.."</blockquote>




This. I'm surprised too. O.o

Lexi's*mommy 1 child; California 131 posts
18th Dec '11
Quoting [JadeLee]:" Ha with my first I still looked pregnant for maybe a month. BD's sister said in the hospital to him that ... [snip!] ... just magically go away. Then at McDonald's I had someone ask how far along I was, I was like ha she is in the back seat."


HAHAH This same thing happened to me at 2 weeks when I was getting fitted for nursing bra's. I went home and cried :/ but now I laugh. I am now 6 weeks PP and I still think I look pregnant.

kibblesnbits 5 kids; Colorado 420 posts
18th Dec '11

Completely normal!! I was that way after all of mine, probably looked more around 4-5 months, but still! It takes a few months for you to go back to normal. I always felt like it took a year before I felt completely prepregancy again....as much as I could anyway!

Maya's♥Mommy 1 child; Ireland 185 posts
19th Dec '11

Oh I know how you feel I was like this after my first baby. When I went out for a smoke in the hospital some pregnant woman came to me and asked me when am i due I feelt horrible i said to her i just had my baby two days ago, she was shocked. My babi girl is nearly 3 months old now and i still look horrible, its not as bad as at the start.