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The Baby May be Out of Your Body but You'll Still Look 7 Months Pregnant for Several Weeks

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a Jenna McCarthy on Mar 21, 2011 at 12:12PM

Even if you were a lean, mean, marathon-running machine before your pregnancy, it takes a while for your uterus to shrink back to normal size, and it may take your belly even longer. (Don’t be bummed, then, when two weeks after your baby’s birth someone asks you, ‘When are you due?’ It’s happened to all of us.) For some women, snapping back into shape happens easily and naturally; for others it’s a lifelong struggle. At the very least, “nine months on, nine months off” is a reasonable mantra to master.

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