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September 7, 2011 8:27 PM
Thank you so much <3

It took about 3 months for the pouch to disappear.
  309988
September 7, 2011 8:45 PM
I have had two c-sections and definitely have the pouch. I have always heard that a c-section tummy is harder to work on than someone who had a natural birth. I am very happy about the way my scar healed. It healed so beautifully. It is hardly even visible. In fact, when I had my staples removed I had to ask where the scar was because I couldn't even tell where it was. I had a fabulous doctor! What didn't heal beautifully is my tummy. It has that look to it. You c-section moms know...it looks like a deflated balloon that's all stretched out and wrinkled. THAT'S HOW I USE TO THINK! It use to make me very sad the way it looked. The saggy skin, the wrinkles, all the stretch marks. Now I see things so differently. It's a part of who I am now. It's beautiful battle scars. I would do anything and sacrifice the way my body looks any day for a chance to have my two beautiful girls. :)
September 7, 2011 8:56 PM
I started having kids at 19, but I'm happy to show what once I did all that was humanly possible to get in the best shape of my life after having THREE babies in a decade (18.95% bodyfat in before pics) what $13k in Mommy Makeover surgery did now that I'm all done having kids ;)

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  6630032
September 7, 2011 8:57 PM
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I have had two c-sections and definitely have the pouch. I have always heard that a c-section tummy is harder to work on than someone who had a natural birth. I am very happy about the way my scar healed. It healed so beautifully. It is hardly even visible. In fact, when I had my staples removed I had to ask where the scar was because I couldn't even tell where it was. I had a fabulous doctor! What didn't heal beautifully is my tummy. It has that look to it. You c-section moms know...it looks like a deflated balloon that's all stretched out and wrinkled. THAT'S HOW I USE TO THINK! It use to make me very sad the way it looked. The saggy skin, the wrinkles, all the stretch marks. Now I see things so differently. It's a part of who I am now. It's beautiful battle scars. I would do anything and sacrifice the way my body looks any day for a chance to have my two beautiful girls. :)


Oh yes! I know the deflated c-section belly well. I am becoming gradually more accepting of it's general appearance and doing my best to diminish it. Glad to hear that I'm not the only one out there ;)
  4247088
September 7, 2011 8:59 PM
Yeah, I didn't have any C-sections...

And thanks everyone for the compliments.
Edited by Rae6503 On September 7, 2011 8:59 PM
September 8, 2011 12:40 AM
I've had 2 kids. I started out bigger but these are the pictures I have uploaded at the moment. I also have a patch of skin that you cant see that looks wrinkled but that probably won't go away without surgery.
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Edited by fpueblo On September 8, 2011 12:43 AM
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September 8, 2011 12:54 AM
I had a c section 14 months ago and there is no sign of the pouch going away. It feels like I have no muscle, at all. Frustrating!
  9735059
September 8, 2011 2:04 AM
flowerforyou Hi Ladies,

I don't really post much and I am doing this with my sister. For the first time in my adult life my BMI is normal. I have gone from 172lbs to 150.8lbs. I am really proud of that. I started on a local account and then moved to a full account.

I tried 7 years for my little boy and after 6 attempts at IVF He was born in 2008. I have stretch marks on my stomach (now silvery dimpled lines) and also I have been left with a pragnancy mask which looks like a tanned mostache. I am healthy and happy and one of my favourate parts of my body is my pregnancy pouch that is covered in stretch marks. It is a constant reminder that despite all the odds I did nurture a baby and had a healthy child. There are women out there ( I was one of them) that would be happy to have these apparent faults. Embrace it fopr what it is. An amazing mark that made you're a mother and that it makes you beautiful.
September 8, 2011 2:13 AM
I have had no kids and i have a belly and stretch marks...I envy you gals!
September 8, 2011 4:35 AM
I had 2 c-sections. Kids are 12 yo and 4 yo. The belly is getting smaller :) I'm still working on it! It might not go away totally but it will be the best I can do without surgery. :D (by the way this is the result of about 60 days of diet and 30 days of Turbo Jam, I didn't start to exercise until 30 days into my diet) Good luck on getting rid off the pouch everyone!

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  8566692
September 8, 2011 6:13 AM
Hi I deffinately have the pouch, iv ha it since i was 24. I was a size uk 10 and i have been stretched to the maximum carrying over 13lbs with my twin girls and had a c-section and I'm now left with the wrinkly stretched marked belly that's saggy and I can lift up, I Have tried and tried but it really doesn't seem to be going anywhere. I really want a tummy tuck but would like to lose abit more weight yet and see where i am and then make the decision. I'm petrified of being put to sleep and have never been before I have always asked to be awake. If anyone knows of the miracle exercise please let us know :)
September 8, 2011 6:32 AM
*BUMP* also looking for some motivation
  1743041
September 8, 2011 6:38 AM
Awesome positive pics for encouragement that it can happen with work. good on you, looks like you put in a lot of work to get where you are now. maintain and enjoy your new yummy mummy look girl. Cheers
September 8, 2011 6:46 AM
great pic`s

I`ve had two little ones and they are exactly to the day lol 22months apart ( born March 22 and May 22nd so ya y 22 is my number lmbo) both natural.

I really just started this weight loss adventure in May but already have seen a HUGE change in my stomach its getting flatter and I`m seeing my abbs already and I still have about 30ish pounds to loose so yes it is possible to loose the pouch :)
  9253539
September 8, 2011 6:47 AM
freat job girls! Now I can start believing that it is possible to loose that bump 
I have been working out, but should def do more!
  10322781
September 8, 2011 8:18 AM
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I had 2 c-sections. Kids are 12 yo and 4 yo. The belly is getting smaller :) I'm still working on it! It might not go away totally but it will be the best I can do without surgery. :D (by the way this is the result of about 60 days of diet and 30 days of Turbo Jam, I didn't start to exercise until 30 days into my diet) Good luck on getting rid off the pouch everyone!

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Finally! Someone who's my body twin! You've given me hope girl... my belly right now looks just like yours looked in your before picture. You look AMAZING!
  4247088
September 8, 2011 9:19 AM
all you guys are my inspiration! i dont think my mothers apron will go away but maybe it will get smaller!! thank you guys !
  10939717
September 8, 2011 2:01 PM
I have an 8 month old and I was huge when my due date came around (9.5lb baby). I didn't start working out until he was just over 6 months old. I have only lost 11 pounds but more importantly inches around my waist. I still have another 30 pounds I want to lose (the weight I put on after getting married).

40 weeks pregnant
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This past Monday
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September 9, 2011 12:39 AM
Just exactly where is "all the way there?" You look like u made it to me! U look GREAT!!!!
  10804198
September 9, 2011 4:12 AM
bump
September 9, 2011 4:31 AM
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September 9, 2011 7:08 AM
I will have my KANGA-POUCH forevermore. I've been overweight just about all my life and preganancy was not good to my skin. I've got stretchmarks galore. I've got SO many that my dr. couldn't tell they were stretchmarks because they all somehow connected....LOL! You can tell the difference around my bellybutton...DEFINATELY stretchmarks. My bellybutton (if you can call it that) is a mere sad eye. The only way I see myself getting rid of this is through a Tummy tuck but I'm not sure if I am willing to go under the knife for asthetic reasons. ohwell
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September 9, 2011 7:14 AM
All you ladies look beautiful!! I'm a little 5ft 3 I started off before children at 132lbs.. Then In 4 years I had 2 BIG 9lb babies and 1 8lbs girl.. those boys STRETCHED ME! I agree with the comment on the Zebra Stripes.. My Pouch feels like its gunna be impossible to lose, so thank you ladies for showing me its possible.. My signature show my current weight etc.. I know I'll never have my bod from before but damn if I'm not gunna try!!
September 9, 2011 7:19 AM
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All you ladies look beautiful!! I'm a little 5ft 3 I started off before children at 132lbs.. Then In 4 years I had 2 BIG 9lb babies and 1 8lbs girl.. those boys STRETCHED ME! I agree with the comment on the Zebra Stripes.. My Pouch feels like its gunna be impossible to lose, so thank you ladies for showing me its possible.. My signature show my current weight etc.. I know I'll never have my bod from before but damn if I'm not gunna try!!


I gained 70lbs with both boys and about 40 with little lady.. They are 3 1/2, 2, and 11 Months Now..
September 9, 2011 7:25 AM
Here I am at 39 weeks with baby #2. I was 120 pounds when I got pregnant and was about 178 here (gave birth a couple of days later). The second picture is of me now (he's 8 but I lost all of my weight by the time he was 18 months). However my stomach looks much better now than ever due to the weight training. I do mostly heavy weights and little cardio. I just watch my diet and workout 4-5 times a week for about 45 minutes. I weigh 110 now.

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Edited by kdiamond On September 9, 2011 7:26 AM

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