How long to lose that belly?

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Registered: 02-16-2007
How long to lose that belly?
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Sun, 03-02-2008 - 11:29pm
Okay, I delivered my twins on Thursday night and wanted to know from people who have given birth recently how long it takes for your belly to go back down. Right now, I am walking around and look like I am still 6 months pregnant and am waiting for someone to ask me about that.....that would be great. Let me know what I can expect. Thanks.
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Registered: 02-14-2007
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 3:39am

I don't have twins (here researching for best friend who is pg with twins) but my daughter was 9lb 5oz so, as you can imagine, I was quite large. From what I recall, it took me a month or two to get a fairly flat tummy back...however, I was really small and very fit to begin with and everyone will be different. Oh, and I wasn't able to breastfeed but many of my friends say it helps.


I've heard that you can use a tummy wrap for a few months after delivery and that will help get your shape back. I like Brook Burke's Tauts but you can find many other brands (for WAY less) or just use a really wide ACE bandage.



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Registered: 10-03-2005
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 9:48am
My girls were born at 29 weeks, but I was huge!
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Registered: 09-28-2005
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 3:17pm

well, with twins, you usually lose a lot of weight fast, but you're so stretched out in the belly that that takes a little longer.

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Registered: 02-16-2007
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 4:06pm
what tummy cincher did you get?
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Registered: 01-28-2007
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 4:58pm
I was reeeeeeealy lucky. I gained 47 pounds total and lost it all in 3 weeks. I could have worn my regular jeans home if they didn't irritate my incision so much. The nurses kept ooooohing and awwwwwwwing at my stomach the day after I had them. You wouldn't have even known I was pg, let alone with twins.
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Registered: 09-05-2006
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 11:09pm

For like 2 weeks, I got asked at the hospital if I was there to deliver my baby...AGH!!!!!!!!!!!! I would say "No, I just had TWO!"...Now, 4 months later,

 

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Registered: 08-08-2007
Wed, 03-05-2008 - 12:12am

Where can you find those wraps at - I am interested in getting before I come home from hospital.


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Registered: 09-28-2005
Wed, 03-05-2008 - 12:23pm

I looked at the Spanx ones, but ended up getting a Cupid brand one with boning from Walmart.

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Registered: 07-03-2007
Mon, 03-10-2008 - 1:35pm

congratulations! i had my twins a month ago tonight and i've lost all but 6-8 lbs(depends on the day...lol) it came off a lot faster then i thought it would.i'm pumping so that may be helping b/c i think bfing/pumping burns alot of calories.....i gained a little over 40 lbs.....


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Registered: 08-28-2007
Fri, 03-21-2008 - 3:32pm

Hey... Congrats on your babies... I have had 4 children... including twins and i managed to get back to a size 6 within 2 weeks on all of them...!


I am not 36 wks gone with twins and i'm hopinet back to get back to normal size quickly... again!..


Just lots of exercise and healthy food..!


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