Loose skin/ "the pouch"

Is it true C-sections moms are most likely to have more loose skin or a small "pouch" on their tummy than moms with normal delivery?  And that it's nearly impossible to get a equal flat, smooth tummy even back to pre-pregnancy weight?  Any experiences here?
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Re: Loose skin/ "the pouch"

  • I had our son Dec 2011, I was rather thin at 115 pounds prepregnancy weight and I did have a small pooch of skin hang over my incision after. There are exercises to get rid of it but even then I guess it's hard. I'm not pregnant with #2 and it's blended into my bump and not there. I'm kind of nervous as to what it will look like after I have this baby in September.
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  • I'm not sure if it's true because I was lucky and didn't have a pouch or loose skin.  I think it's all about how the doctor puts your back together.  I'm due in early June and will try to VBAC but if I decide on a RCS then I want the doctor who did my first CS to do this one. 
    Mason James 
    July 23, 2011

    Baby Girl Due June 9, 2015
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  • Pre DD 5'9" 110#
    C sec 36w6d gained 23#, back to 110# 19 days later. No pouch
    16 mo later
    triplet DSs at 29w5d, gained 49#, c sec back down in 4 months, no pouch.


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  • I had a pouch hanging over my scar with both csections but it went away within 3 months both times.

    TTC#1 for 19 months with PCOS and MFI IUI#3 + injectables = BFP!!!!  Beta#1-134(13dpiui) Beta #2-392(15dpiui) 
    #1 born December 2011
    TTC#2 - Beta #1 -51@10dpo Beta#2 -1353 @16dpo
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    TTC # 3 June 2014 BFP 12-1-14
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  • I had a c section with my first son &&; I went back to the body I had before I got pregnant. I'm having another c section &&; I'm bound and determined to get back down to the body I had. I just think every body is different.
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