So, I am kind of started to get stressed about the condition of my stomach. I wanted to have a natural childbirth and thought I would be working out in a week and lose tons of weight breastfeeding. Instead I got to go through labor and pushing drug free and ended up with a c-section anyway. I had postpartum hypertension for 10 weeks and as my sister predicted from her experience, I am not in the group of women that lose weight breastfeeding, I am clinging to every pound. My stomach is a shell of its former self - stretch marks, loose skin, extra pounds. I really do not want to be a vain person, but it is getting a little depressing. I know getting into a regular workout routine will (I hope) help, and tracking calories. If I slept more that would help too...and help the working out/tracking...hard to do when exhausted but I need to anyway.
I almost feel like my abs are pushing out in some ways. I wish I had used a belly binder from the beginning, but I can't unring that bell. So, my question is....has anyone had success in shrinking your belly down some at this late date with belly binding? Is there one you would recommend or does it not matter? I have a medela one from BRU. I am 4.5 months pp. Any other tips for getting my belly to shrink and getting my skin to tighten up please share.
Thanks ladies, DD better be glad she is cute :)
We lost our first daughter, Hannah Grace on May 4, 2011 at 20 weeks. She was buried on May 14 during a beautiful service at my home church. We are grateful that if she could not be here with us, that she is healed and whole with the Lord. We look forward to the day when we will get to meet her. We love her so much.