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im not pregnant but... when you have a baby i notice some people put on alot of weight and some dont put on much n get back to original weight after not long... is that due to genes or to do with yourself and what you eat, how you look after yourself etc??
Hi Charisma :)

I think it's a bit of everything really. Well it was for me. I have 3 kids and each pregnancy was different and very different as far as how much weight I put on.

First pregnancy I suffered terribly with morning sickness until the 5 month so I actually dropped a stone before I started to put any on. Put on approx 2.5 stone in total and after giving birth was immediately 19lbs lighter! Baby was 10lbs though!!:eek:

Second and third pregnancies I put on approx 3.5 stone each time even though I ate healthily I feel and worked up until 8 months. No morning sickness with either so I guess that had an effect compared to the first one.

All in all, although I was overweight before all 3 pregnancies. I did manage to shift what I had put on within about 6 months after giving birth. Just the rest of it that I need to shift now:rolleyes:

Lacey xx:)


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Agree - my two pregnancies are very different in terms of weight gain and losses.


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Well...think eating healthy helps to keep gains at a min.


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Right are you ready for it. My first pregnancy I put on 8 and a half stone (I know, I know), although I lost 3 stone giving birth and the other 5 and half stone I lost within four months of having my son.

My second pregnancy I put on 5 and half stone (again I know) and again lost 2 stone giving birth to my daughter. This time it has taken me two years to lose it all. I now weigh less than I did when I first got pregnant (with my son).

My excuse - water retention!!!!



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so is it harder to get baby fat off than normal fat or just the same?? also did u work harrd to get it off or did it come off quite naturaly while u was looking after baby!! :)


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To be honest it depends on you. With my son I was determined and therefore got the weight off quickly whilst eating what I did prior to getting pregnant (rather than eating for two ;)). With my daughter to be honest it too me too long to get into that mind frame. I decided in January I was determined to lose the weight and got on the scales weighing 13stone 13lbs. I am now 10stone 11lbs so you can do it if you want to.

Are you planning on trying?


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well id love to have one now and got nothing stopping me i just asked bout weight cause i didnt wanna be more unhappy with myself then than i do now!
If you eat sensibly there is no reason you will put on excess weight. In fact you may lose in the first few months (due to morning sickness etc).

Good luck



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Definately loosing it second time around seems harder.....keeping it off long term is my problem......going back to work, no sleep etc leaves you energy drained and eating kicks in.......


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I put on very little weight with both my pregnancies, to the extent that afew people didnt even notice i was pregnant until they were told. Basically it was all baby. I ate basically anything i wanted during my preganncys, not binging but still had crap like Mcdonalds etc.

I lost the weight very quickly both births and was back into my size 14 about 2 weeks after, water retntion after birth made me totally balloon.

My biggest problem now is my jelly belly :(. It's like an apron and it feels like its gonna take forever to shift (if ever!) but I wanna be a yummymummy so i've got to get my act together. At the end of the day the flabby tummy and strechmarks are the price i had to pay to create the two most beautiful and amzing people in my life.

Good luck if your TTC.

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