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post partum weight...doesn't make sense treann79 33 kids; Wisconsin 1189 posts
7th Jul '13

So I had my baby on Monday and he was over 9 pounds. Plus...the placenta, fluid and all that stuff. How come I am only down 6 pounds? I know it will take a long while to get back to normal, but I still look very pregnant. My last 2 I just lost a bunch from just having a baby. Did anyone else lose less pounds then their baby even weighed? Is there more to it, or why is this?

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63818 posts
7th Jul '13

Water retention, especially if you had Pitocin or an epi. I swelled really bad after I had my daughter.

treann79 33 kids; Wisconsin 1189 posts
7th Jul '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [36 wks]:" Water retention, especially if you had Pitocin or an epi. I swelled really bad after I had my daughter."


I had both so maybe that's it. I didn't know that made a difference. Thanks!

Liam's Mama 1 child; North Carolina 5474 posts
7th Jul '13

It's just water. Same happened to me. I was only down like 5 after birth, went back for my 6 week check up and I was down 35! :)

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
7th Jul '13

Yeah I still looked pregnant for about a week or so after having DD, maybe a little longer because I didn't want to move very much due to having a c-section lol. After a while you'll start losing it faster.

treann79 33 kids; Wisconsin 1189 posts
7th Jul '13
Quoting Liam's Mama:" It's just water. Same happened to me. I was only down like 5 after birth, went back for my 6 week check up and I was down 35! :)"


yay! I like to hear that! Hope that happens for me :) But, breastfeeding makes me so hungry...have to watch what I am eating too

Liam's Mama 1 child; North Carolina 5474 posts
7th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting treann79:</b>" yay! I like to hear that! Hope that happens for me :) But, breastfeeding makes me so hungry...have to watch what I am eating too"</blockquote>



Oh my gosh me too! I would have cravings like I was pregnant. Lol Eat as much as you want, just keep it healthy..or semi healthy. Lmao!

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
7th Jul '13
Quoting treann79:" yay! I like to hear that! Hope that happens for me :) But, breastfeeding makes me so hungry...have to watch what I am eating too"


I had the worst munchies breastfeeding, I was like a 16 year old pot head ripping the cupboards open lol




After I had my son by day 3 I was down 40lbs.....just wait mama

treann79 33 kids; Wisconsin 1189 posts
7th Jul '13

I know...was so hoping these cravings would go away! They are probably worse now...
40 pounds in 3 days!? Lucky you...! I gained about 40 total so we will see where I am in a few weeks...

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
7th Jul '13
Quoting treann79:" I know...was so hoping these cravings would go away! They are probably worse now... 40 pounds in 3 days!? Lucky you...! I gained about 40 total so we will see where I am in a few weeks..."


hhahah...I gained 80 ....so um, yeah fatty fat fat lol.



Just try to fill up right, that will be my plan this time. Fiber shakes, high protein, and water!

1stTimeBabyMaker 1 child; California 2632 posts
8th Jul '13

Off topic but.... I wanna see this beautiful baby we were all praying for(: I bet he's gorgeous((((:

treann79 33 kids; Wisconsin 1189 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting 1stTimeBabyMaker:" Off topic but.... I wanna see this beautiful baby we were all praying for(: I bet he's gorgeous((((:"


Ahhhh! I know! I will try hard today to get some up. He is adorable and perfect...thank you for the prayers! I will post soon :)