When did your belly return to normal? — The Bump

When did your belly return to normal?

(If ever). How long did it take post delivery for your belly to not look like a deflated beach ball?

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  • Following.
    5 weeks PP with twins and I just stared at my stomach this evening as it bounced around like a bowl of jelly.
  • Sorry to say, I don't think there is such a thing for everyone.  ;)
    I'm pregnant with Baby C now, twins are 21 months.  Right up until I got pregnant again, I weighed the same as pre-pregnancy, but my body changed.  I expect it'll change again with this one.  It's a small price to pay for our blessings, though.  
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  • You will have a "new" normal, your tummy will flatten but you will likely have some loose skin unless you delivered very premature.  People call it "twin skin".
    H: 34 dx Azoospermia due to CBAVD from CF  
    ME: 39 IS FINE!!!  DOR and poor AMH/FSH/LH
    IVF/ICSI/PESA #1 Beta 1 373 Beta 2 1783 BOY/GIRL TWINS!! Born April 2010!!
    Natural FET 5/26/12 2 blasts Beta 1 207 Beta 2 513 Beta 3 1377 U/S 6/28 Pregnancy not viable d & c scheduled :( 
    IVF/ICSI/PESA #2 ER 11/15/12 Nothing to transfer :( 
    IVF/ICSI #3 April 2013 MDLF 3dt of 3 embryos, chemical :(  
    IVF #4/ICSI/MESA/CCS/FET EPP April 2015
    ODWU CCRM with Dr. Sch COMPLETE!!!! Put on acai supplement they are studying for DOR and embryo quality.
    DAY 3 Labs Drawn 2/26 put on vitamin D and calcium supplements
    Regroup and Protocol Reveal 3/04 "Bazooka Protocol" EPP with MDLF "Protocol 6 with patches"
    ER/MESA 4/10 ER 9 eggs retrieved MESA success found live swimmers :)
    Fertilization Report 6 eggs mature and ICSI'd 4 eggs fertilized normally
    Day 6 Report to Blast for CCS 4/16: 2 DAY 5 BLASTS BIOPSIED FOR CCS a 4AB and a 3AB!!!!
    CCS Results BOTH BLASTS CCS NORMAL!!!!!!  call on 4/24
    Regroup call to discuss CCS results and FET call on 5/20
    FET prep: CD 1 6/08 CD 3 Start BCP 6/10, HSG 6/12 Lupron Start 10 iu 6/17 End BCP 6/21 CD 1 6/23!!!
    Start vivelle patches 6/25 change e/o/d reduce Lupron to 5iu 6/25 Blood Draw 7/01, 7/08, 7/15, 7/19
    Increase vivelle patches 7/03 2 change e/o/d and 7/05 change e/o/d 3 and 7/07 4 change e/o/d add vaginal estrace 2x a day
    Lining Check/Blood Draw 7/08 and 7/15 End Lupron 7/18  Start PIO 1ml daily 7/18  Blood  Draw 7/19
    Flight to clinic 7/22
    FET 2 CCS BLASTS :):)  7/23 :):) YES YES both thawed and both fully expanded :):)
    7/26 :):) 3dp5dt PM very very faint positive FRER
    7/27: 4dp5dt Neg Digi AM but very very faint positive FRER PM POSITIVE DIGI CLEARBLUE PREGNANT 1-2 :):) 
    7/31:8dp5dt AM POSITIVE DIGI CLEARBLUE PREGNANT 2-3!!!! :):) 
    Beta 1 8/01= 408!!!!!!!!!! at 9dp5dt FET
    Beta 2 8/03 = 1014!!!!!!!!!! at 11dp5dt FET
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    Second Ultrasound: 9/03!!!!!!!!!!


  • Boy do I have twin skin alright! I delivered at 39 weeks & I was measuring at 60 weeks! 
    I lost the weight, all 65 pounds, in no time at all. But the saggy skin....yuck! Luckily that can be fixed! lol
  • 60 weeks???? You poor thing!
  • My belly never looked like it did before. I had a lot of extra skin from getting so big even though I lost all the weight plus 10 lbs. I'm currently 36 weeks with a singleton so it'll be interesting what my belly looks like after this one!

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  • 7w PP now- starting exercising this past week to try to get rid of the..gosh I don't even know how to describe the belly!
    Apparently breastfeeding helps, but mine are exclusively breastmilk and my fat flap isn't going down much at all.
    I think the time might also depend on the damage inflicted by multiples. I have diastasis recti (separation of abs) and there are some exercises I cannot do as they make it worse. I expect a longer recovery and shrinking time because of that.

    Two years, two losses and three IUIs...

    We are having TRIPLETS!

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     GGB born November 2015!

  • I'm almost 7 months post partum down to my previous weight and pants size but my stomach definitely looks different. I made it to 38 weeks and gained 37lbs, I'm only 5'2" and it was all belly. I also had diastis, I found some good exercises online and they have helped but I'm pretty sure my c-section self and overall stretched out looking skin are here to stay. I'm greatful to have escaped NICU time with my babies, but some days I mourn my pre twin body.
  • 'twin skin'?! Yikes, I'm not looking forward to that!
    But yes, for me after two singletons my body was never the same - not bad - but different. I lost the weight quick with my first two but the tummy has always been the problem! Thank goodness for flowey shirts!
  • I'm one year post partum after c section.. I weigh about 15lbs less than when I got pregnant and I have quite the flabby tummy
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     IUI #1-#4 BFNs and a few cancelled cycles in the mix.
    - poor responder
    ***Suprise BFP on 6/13/13. Natural MC @6wks 3days
    IVF#1 and 2- Cancelled due to no response on max stimms
    FET 5/20- BFP
    1st Beta- 641
    2nd beta- 2166
    Sono- TWINS!!!!
    Two Boys! Born January 2015 @36 weeks.  Healthy and no NICU!  So blessed!


  • I think it depends on your body pre pregnancy. With my daughter, I returned 23 pounds down into size zeros in just over two weeks. With the triplets, I gained 49 pound and it took about 5 months to get to the same look, weight, and feel.
    March 2011: Off Nuva, cycle back to "normal" for me: No periods since 15 years old. June 2011:Provera&50 mg Clomid; Progesterone:0.7 July 2011:Provera&100mg Clomid; Progesterone:3.29 Met with RE:No Clomid response, begin injectables Sep 5 mg Letrozole and Ovidrel in the interim month. Cut out running (was a distance-runner), cycling, eliptical. Restricted to weight-training, walking, pilates. Brain MRI normal. Being physically over-stressed is the reason the body stopped producing prog. Late Sep 2011: Menopur, Ovidrel,& IUI (10.10.11):BFN-Great injectable response: 2 mature, 6 near mature, many smaller; Problem: 9 cysts! Dr: IUI too uncontrolled for number of viable eggs & age. On to IVF! IVF ER 12.6: 37 mature eggs, 27 fertilized, froze all to avoid overstimulation; FET 1.22 (2 Grade 1)=BFN; FET 2.22 (3 Grade 2)=BFP! Beta 10dp3dt=291; 12dp3dt=644; HB 3.26!! 174 bpm: Vanishing twin almost completely absorbed 10wks Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
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