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What will I look like afterwords? Mercy Lily Smith Due February 10 (boy); British Columbia 43 posts
30th Dec '12

I'm 33 weeks pregnant, and last time I went to my maternity clinic doctor he made a joke about my weight. He said "celebrating christmas early I see hahahahaha", Yeah sure it was funny but it hurt my feelings! Ive gained about 23 pounds by now and my pregnancy is not even over. Will I ever be pretty to myself again? Will I be able to lose the weight? Will my hubby still be attracted to me? As beautiful as pregnancy is I find myself torn from confidence.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
30th Dec '12

That's awful :( what size were u pre-preg?

FeliciaAnn Due June 1; 3 kids; Washington 1333 posts
30th Dec '12

Some women take forever to lose the pregnancy weight, some take weeks. Breast feed and the pounds will (typically) melt right off :) You have to come to terms with your body too you know. Don't hate it, it is the beautiful home of your baby. Be gentle with yourself, and you'll feel comfortable and confident again. :)

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65030 posts
30th Dec '12

I gained 37 pounds during my pregnancy, and lost it all without a problem. I weighed 105 before and 105 after. It's hard to say what you will look like. Genetics plays a major role. Are you planning on breastfeeding? Stay active and eat healthy, and you shouldn't have a problem.

Mercy Lily Smith Due February 10 (boy); British Columbia 43 posts
30th Dec '12

Size 2 , 4'11. I look hilarious pregnant. I am going to breastfeed. I'm trying to accept that this is the way it happens, and everyone who's pregnant gains some weight. But it's just hard you know? Thanks ladies. Much appreciated. Breast feeding sounds like the key starting point!

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65030 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting Mercy Lily Smith:" Size 2 , 4'11. I look hilarious pregnant. I am going to breastfeed. I'm trying to accept that this is ... [snip!] ... some weight. But it's just hard you know? Thanks ladies. Much appreciated. Breast feeding sounds like the key starting point!"


I understand. I have always struggled with body image issues, so seeing my weight climb at every appointment was difficult. You're still young, and your metabolism is high, so you should be just fine.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
30th Dec '12

Everyone is different. I never got down to my pre pregnancy weight. I lost all but15 lbs. But I gained weight after I lost the weight even though I was eating healthy. My metabolism was shot after I had DD

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
30th Dec '12

I gained 70 lbs with my 1st 2 pregnancies, I would have knocked down my drs cotton balls and crap if they said anything like that to me lol what a jerk...



I'm usually 130lbs 26 in waist ive gotten up to 190 with each pregnancy, ive had 3 babies, no stretch marks and am back down to a size 5 with 28 in waist....



Dont worry enjoy ur pregmancy,

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
30th Dec '12

I was 127 pre-pregnancy and 180 they day I delivered. It took me 6 months to drop to 125, but I did nothing other than breast feeding. LO is almost 3 and I am now 140. My weight isn't really an issue to me since I'm 5'7", but I don't care for my mom pouch that I have.



If you eat right, stay active, the weight will drop off and you will be healthy. I wouldn't stress it too much, mama.

Samantha (+ 1.5) Due September 14 (boy); 1 child; Rhode Island 6134 posts
status 30th Dec '12

I weighed 110 pre pregnancy and gained 61lbs. I'm 7 months PP and still have 30 to lose. That whole breastfeeding makes you lose weight... yeah that was crap for me, and my doctor said that when your breastfeed your body holds unto fat and it makes it hard for some women to lose weight.



Btw at 7 months PP I look like crap. Fat, saggy skin, and stretch marks...



ETA I eat clean and work out daily and still can't seem to lose the last 25-30lbs.

Mi'chell Petrie 34 kids; Deep River, Iowa 958 posts
30th Dec '12

I gained 60 lbs with my first pregnancy, and I weighed 100 lbs before I got pregnant. Weeks after having her I was down to 100.
30 lbs with my second, and I haven't weighed myself since he was born.

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8736 posts
30th Dec '12

I'm 5'6" and weighed 108 pre-pregnancy. I gained 43 pounds in those 9 months and got back down to pre-pregnancy weight 6 months after giving birth without working out or dieting even a bit, but was wearing all my old clothes within a week of Liam being born. No stretch marks or saggy skin. I don't find myself pretty now, but I didn't before either, so I don't expect that to change. My husband is still just as attracted to me, if not more - don't understand that, maybe it has something to do with the fact that I carried and gave life to our son.

user banned Due January 20; 33 kids; North Carolina 14662 posts
30th Dec '12

I gained 62 lbs with Heathen. She's 4 now and I still have 20lbs to lose.
It took 9 months to put it, it's going to take a long time for it to come off. If you are determined, it will happen.
Just know that no matter what, you will always be beautiful

Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1577 posts
status 30th Dec '12

I gained 40 pounds with my 1st. I was 96.5 pounds before i had him and dropped down to about 104 in about 2 months. with this one i have already gained 25 pounds and im only 26 weeks. i guess it really depends on how your body handles it.

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8736 posts
30th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Samanthaaaa ♥:</b>" I weighed 110 pre pregnancy and gained 61lbs. I'm 7 months PP and still have 30 to lose. That whole ... [snip!] ... Fat, saggy skin, and stretch marks... ETA I eat clean and work out daily and still can't seem to lose the last 25-30lbs."</blockquote>




Same here with the breastfeeding not speeding up the weight loss process. Once we switched to formula, the pounds came off much quicker.