My post-pregnancy body shape was totally different after pregnancy. I knew that my body would change, but I didn’t think it would be this drastic. If I was experiencing challenges dressing my body after childbirth as an image consultant, I can’t imagine what you’re going through.
Personally, I experienced deflated breasts, a flatter bottom, a muffin top above my bikini line, stretch marks and scarring from acne on my back and chest. Although I had lost all my baby weight 2 weeks after childbirth, all these changes to my body made getting dressed a hassle. Read on to learn how to dress you post-pregnancy body shape.
I know people that have gained up to 80 lbs. during their pregnancy only to lose half the weight after giving birth. The excess weight is daunting when you go shopping a year later to discover you went from a size medium to extra-large.
You may have lost most of your weight, but have a hard time loosing bulk around your hips.
Remember that hips make a great prop for holding your baby around your waist when doing everyday tasks like shopping 🙂
I wish I had this problem.
This post pregnancy body challenge is due to excess skin and all the stretching during pregnancy. I’ve heard of cases where this can be permanent, especially if you’ve had a C-section.
Ha-ha! So, I’m really suffering from this one. Right after pregnancy, they were engorged and looked like breast implants. Then a couple months later – BOOM! They just popped and looked like empty milk sacks! When people told me this would happen, I would always be like “Nah, not me! I’m skinny, so it won’t happen to me.” Trust me. I know now.
This is another thing that I thought I wouldn’t get as a skinny girl. Ha! Wrong. Mine developed literally the day before I delivered.
Some people develop dark spots and patches on their face. For most, it will fade away, but for a few lucky women, it can be permanent.
I thought my feet swelling would go down to my original size. I was once a size US 8.5 – 9 and now I’m a size 10.
Here we go again! Before pregnancy we just blow up like a balloon then everything just deflates! Seriously. Where’d my butt go?
Trust me. If yours didn’t deflate yet just give it a little more time.
Don’t get hung up on your post-pregnancy body shape. The important thing to remember is that your body just went through a traumatic experience of creating a human being. Be happy with your body and use these tips to look and feel better.
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