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Loose skin after birth - will it ever tighten? Lorilynn 1 child; Wisconsin 170 posts
25th Jul '08

I gained a heck of a lot of weight when I was pregnant. Most of it was water. So by the time I left the hospital, I was 28lbs. lighter than when I went in. I am 5 wks post partum and can't work out my abs for at least another week (I had a c-section). I have tons of loose skin hanging on my belly. Once I start working out will my skin tighten up along with my ab muscles? The look of loose skin hanging over jeans is not a good look. LOL! I'm worried because it looks like chicken fat hanging there. Anyone else have this after birth? Was anyone able to get the skin to go back to normal? I'm a bit old than most of the moms here so maybe due to age my skin took a harder hit? I was 123lbs before getting pregnant and very toned. Any advice on getting the skin to tighten?

Mama_of_4_boys Due October 29 (boy); 3 kids; Washington 2206 posts
25th Jul '08

I curious to know the answer to this also. I'm 10 weeks PP and i still have a nice flabby tummy. I was 95lbs pre-pregnancy and now i'm 120lbs. I was 148lbs the day before i delivered.

Lexi, ALex, Alisa 11 kids; New Mexico 11395 posts
25th Jul '08

It'll go back I started my first pregnancy at 118, and went to 220 and after I started working out and lost the weight my stomach tightened up and ended up looking even better than it did before!

Tai1234 1 child; Chicago, Illinois 81 posts
25th Jul '08

I'm 12wks pp and still have some work to do ( i haven't

Tai1234 1 child; Chicago, Illinois 81 posts
25th Jul '08

This is me..
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BrittanieY 18 kids; South Carolina 16634 posts
25th Jul '08

I'm 13 weeks pp and I still have a little loose skin...and that's after being 13 pounds under pre-pregnancy weight and exercising. I guess I'm just unlucky :(.

sratrat 1 child; Surprise, Arizona 13558 posts
25th Jul '08

I'm a whole year pp as of today (happy b-day jeremy!) and my stomach is still flabby. it looks ok in pictures and when i wear clthes but if you giggle it or touch it its all mushy.

Lexi, ALex, Alisa 11 kids; New Mexico 11395 posts
25th Jul '08

It took me a lot of dieting and lots of sit ups and lots of $ for lotions that are supposed to tighten your skin back u p but heres me after losing 100lbs
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Talkin Turkey 17 kids; California 8286 posts
25th Jul '08
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BrittanieY 18 kids; South Carolina 16634 posts
25th Jul '08
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Lexi, ALex, Alisa 11 kids; New Mexico 11395 posts
25th Jul '08
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Tai1234 1 child; Chicago, Illinois 81 posts
25th Jul '08
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mrsgibson Florida 271 posts
25th Jul '08
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Mama_of_4_boys Due October 29 (boy); 3 kids; Washington 2206 posts
25th Jul '08

This is my gross tummy 10 weeksPP
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Sorry if they're big

ETs Momz Breezies 1 child; 4449 posts
26th Jul '08
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