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Will I never get my pre-pregnancy body back?

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Last Updated: 04/17/2017 at 4:42am
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May 19th, 2015 9:19am
Yes you will if you work hard! In my personal experience, I went to the gym and went swimming each day. It may sound difficult to do, but newborns tend to sleep the majority of the day, and while they do this, you can exercise. Please be sure to not exercise before you have your 6-week postpartum check-up with your doctor, and also ask him/her about what you can and can't do for exercise. Take it easy at first and ease yourself into a comfortable schedule and with exercises that are easy. Walking burns off quite a lot! I used a Baby Bjorn baby carrier and wore my son as I walked on the track ... so I never had to leave him behind. The movement also reminds babies of when they were in the womb, so it is very comforting for them to be worn by their mommies. Congratulations on becoming a new mother and always keep in mind that it took you 9+ months to gain all that baby weight ... it should take that long, if not more in some cases, to take it all off.
June 4th, 2015 12:19pm
You will, but it takes quite a bit of effort. I do understand how frustrating it is, but you have to give your body some time to settle and start working out. I've seen breastfeeding women lose weight too. But that aside, don't be upset about it. It's very much possible to get your pre-pregnancy body back, but you'll have to throw in some physical activity. Good luck! :)
August 29th, 2015 10:24am
Don't worry about it! After pregnancy, you might seem unhappy with your line, but it's not hard - even a small amount of simple exercise per day will help you. You don't have to impose strict regimes, but even running/walking will immensely help you get your body back.
September 8th, 2015 7:46pm
In a nutshell, no. There are exercises that can help to restore muscle tone and general fitness, but generally, there are other changes such as spider veins or stretch marks that will forever mark you. Do not let this be a source of consternation to you. You are a new person, with a new identity of mommy. Throughout life, your body changed as you went from girl to woman. Now, you have gone from woman to mother. Take pride in the changes that indicate that. Thay are badges of honor, whether other's can see them or not. Your body has done an amazing thing. How could it go completely unchanged?
August 15th, 2016 11:45am
You can get your body back, with the right diet and excercise routine you will be back to your old shape in no time xx
August 17th, 2016 2:21am
Don't worry at all. I am sure you'll get your pre-pregnancy body back. For example, look my pic on my profile. I am a mom and I have one son. He is 9.
November 28th, 2016 2:23am
The short answer is no. The long answer is that "no, because" the body has been altered to accommodate the child. However, when most people ask this question, they're really just referring to pre-pregnancy weight which is possible.
April 17th, 2017 4:42am
To be completely blunt with you - no. Your body will never be exactly the same as it was pre-pregnancy. However, you can start to perform light excersize to help get your body back when you're 6 weeks post partum and get the OK from your doctor.