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when and how : after pregnancy weight reduce

i gained 15 kgs during my pregnancy and lost almost nothing after it
do tell your experiences how did you reduce those extra kilos and when did you start..
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Re: when and how : after prgnancy weight reduce

congratulations are in order then I assume?

When did little aout arrive? hope all went well

It's not been long, give your body time -0 are you breast feeding? didn't seem to help me but I know for most it does
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Re: when and how : after prgnancy weight reduce

Gained 8 kgs lost 9 n halfbaby is 3 mths now.bf does help in wgt loss.but I guess entertaining my hyper baby helped me to get bck in shape.
Give yourself some time n enjoy time vth ur lil one.
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Re: when and how : after prgnancy weight reduce

Gained 14 kgs ... lost 13 kgs within 2 weeks after baby's birth ..then regained 5 kgs ... my baby is now 4 months old and I have 4 kgs to shed. I have found a fitness center with free baby sitting for a couple of hours in the morn ... going to start next month - hope it helps me shed my extra kgs. Breastfeeding has not helped me lose weight because I eat n eat n eat ...and I am Always hungry!
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Re: when and how : after prgnancy weight reduce

The best period for loosing weight is between 6-10 monts after the labour.
This tip is the best if you exercise - pilates, jogging, swimming, etc. plus NO sweet bites :-)
...the body is ready for backing in normal, during that period.

Good luck and bye bye from mother of 22 months old baby!
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Re: when and how : after prgnancy weight reduce

I gained 16 during my first pregnancy and 19 kg during the 2 nd but now the baby is six month old and I have 3 more kilos to loose, but I don't feel being in good shape... I didn't do a lot of sports so far, just the usual thing after four month, but I am outside and walking at least three hours per day. But I will start some pilates classes next week.....
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Re: when and how : after prgnancy weight reduce

I walked, walked and walked some more after my 1st pregnancy. I gained 20kgs and was able to lose most of it by walking and watching what I ate. I would take the train into town (Zug) and walk along the lake home at a good pace.

With my second, I gain 20kgs again and I lost 10kgs in the first week of being home due to mastitis- a very painful way of shedding the pounds
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Re: when and how : after prgnancy weight reduce

I kept all my baby weight for all the time I was breastfeeding my son (2 years) and lost it in a matter of weeks when I weaned him, without any special effort.

This time I have lost almost everything in 2 months after the birth of my girl, without doing everything special, and even though I'm still breastfeeding.

I still have a wobbly mummy tummy though...
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Re: when and how : after prgnancy weight reduce


yes i am breast feeding and she is already one month now...
i think i should wait for my 6 week gynaec check up...
i actually did not reduce any weight...i should have reduced atleast 3 kg n 280 grams (my baby's weight when she was born)..i only eat the three time mealn no extra calories
i have to work this out ...i dont feel good when look at self ...
one more thing why do i sweat so much in the night even if it is not hot???
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yes i am breast feeding and she is already one month now...
i think i should wait for my 6 week gynaec check up...
i actually did not reduce any weight...i should have reduced atleast 3 kg n 280 grams (my baby's weight when she was born)..i only eat the three time mealn no extra calories
i have to work this out ...i dont feel good when look at self ...
one more thing why do i sweat so much in the night even if it is not hot???
It's only a month give yourself a break

Re sweating, I sweated in the night terribly in the fist 6 weeks or so, must be hormones, you have my sympathy it was horrible - waking up in the middle of the night for the baby soaking wet and then sat shivering while feeding
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one more thing why do i sweat so much in the night even if it is not hot???

Hormons.. oh, yes!
I was sweating 24/7 the whole year after the baby birth. Winter, spring, inside, outside...
Just wait.
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Re: when and how : after prgnancy weight reduce

I have three children...it took me about 2 years after each to be fully recovered and back to my 'normal' shape...

If you are shivering and feeling unwell, I suggest speaking to your doctor. I had some pieces of placental left behind after my first birth and it made me very very sick.

Your body shape has changed. I found the psychological part the hardest. Give yourself some time, and don't be misled thinking that things will just go 'back to before' - that's a myth - those models you see in the magazines - they just use photo-shop to smooth the lines and make them look 'trim' - they really do have stretch marks and saggy bits like the rest of us!

It takes time for your uterus to close back down and for your body to move everything back to where it belongs...certainly 6 weeks at the bare minimum for the first stage of recovery...

But please, if you feel sick, talk to the hospital, nurse or doctor...

How much weight did you put on with the pregnancy ? I put on between 12-20kg with my three - and as I said, it took me 2 years afterwards to get back to feeling 'fit and healthy' - that's why it's a good idea to not have children too close together...

Did you have an IV with the birth ? They fill you up with heaps of water and drugs and things, and it takes time for the body to balance that out again too! - you might find that eating smaller meals more often are better than three big meals, and drink to your thirst, plenty of water, but there's no need to overdo it.

I find that I also eat to keep myself awake - if I don't get enough sleep, I eat more, and around 10pm I have a choice - either go to bed, or have a snack and stay up later - going to bed is the wise choice...
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Re: when and how : after prgnancy weight reduce

Hi I put on about 2 stone when I was pregnant, my little girl is now 5 months and I have lost about a stone and a half. Reasons for this include, breastfeeding, relocating (the weight fell off me in about two weeks - not a recommended course of action though!) and walking everywhere (with baby in pram/buggy).

I had (still do, who I am kidding ) a massive appetite and am constantly hungry but I find a combination of racing around doing things quickly, picking up my daughter and not looking after myself have resulted in the weight coming off.

It will happen for you don't worry. I really didn't see any loss until about the third month.

Oh and congratulations by the way!
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Re: when and how : after prgnancy weight reduce

Definitely wait for the 6 week check to make sure you have no separation of abs or pelvic floor issues etc. and if you intend to exercise to lose weight then give yourself plenty of time to build up - and start slowly. Start with walking for example, build up to faster walking then a short slow jog, then aerobics routine etc. Your body has been through a lot the last 10 months so give it a break!

I gained around 20 kilos in my first pregnancy and lost it all afterwards without any special effort (and only breastfed for 2 months).

Second time I gained even more and after the birth I lost maybe 12 kilos and the rest just stuck like glue for about 2 years! I finally admitted to myself that I might actually need to make some effort to lose it then.

So I started calorie counting - set a target of 1500 calories a day. Exercised for between 30 and 60 minutes 4 times a week - I did aerobics DVDs at home so that I could do it while the kids were napping. Did lots of cardio and a heck of a lot of abs. I basically cut my portion sizes and I did cut down on carbs - I didn't cut them out but I stopped eating carbs for the last meal of the day (when lets face it your body doesn't really need them if all you will do is sit in front of the tele and then go to bed!) I cut out all kinds of drinks except for tea and water. No juice, no milk, no soft drinks, no alcohol. I actually didn't find this too hard since I'd not drunk booze for so long anyway being PG and then BFing it didn't seem so bad. I didn't cut out cakes or cookies or chocolate - but I did count the calories so these were very occasional treats. Anyway, it really worked for me and I lost all the weight in about 3 months.

These days (4 years after my second child) I have managed to keep all the weight off by continuing with the exercise, and although I'm not actively dieting any more I do still count calories and watch what I'm eating - just so as I don't get complacent and put it all back again!

I don't exactly know the rules about dieting when breastfeeding - I think the diet clubs allow something like an extra 500 calorie allowance for BFing. Probably worth asking your gynae at the 6 week check whether they have any guidelines about dieting while BFing. Having said that it may be worth waiting until you're finished with BFing before you start a diet, you might find you lose it all over a year or so without doing anything too special.

Oh - and drink - lots and lots - of water. You can still be retaining water after having a baby and that really weighs a lot! Bizarrely drinking lots and weeing lots is the best way to get rid of excess water apparently!
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it took me about 2 years after each to be fully recovered and back to my 'normal' shape... and as I said, it took me 2 years afterwards to get back to feeling 'fit and healthy' - that's why it's a good idea to not have children too close together...

You are totally right!
Two years are just a normal period to get back on the road again! :-)
Also, this period will fly so fast, trust me :-)

Wish you all the best!
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Re: when and how : after pregnancy weight reduce

A friend of mine lost almost all of the weight within 2 months and swears by breastfeeding and using a sling. She wore her baby for most of the day doing chores, shopping, etc but no exercising yet she felt really fit and got a lot of muscle tone back! A very good incentive to strap your little on

Congrats!!
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i gained 15 kgs during my pregnancy and lost almost nothing after it
do tell your experiences how did you reduce those extra kilos and when did you start..
Nothing for the first few weeks, and never went to the gym, just went for walks, pushing the stroller. Going up and down the stairs to do laundry. We lived on the 2nd floor apartment with no lift.

Time flies....soon you will be running after a toddler and that uses up a lot of energy.
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Re: when and how : after pregnancy weight reduce

Ho aout07 .. first of all congratulations on ur baby..
Dont worry the weight loss will happen.. C'mon its only been a month. give urself a break...
Dont try too much heavy physical exercises until ur 6 weeks. bec yr joints are yet to get back into shape and u dont want any injury there.

Sweating is normal.. I did so in the first few weeks .. It was like sleeping on a wet bed.

I lost most of my weight doing housework and managing a very active baby.. Walking may have helped too bec i push her stroller up the slopes of Lausanne.

Besides it took 9 months for u to gain 15 kgs.. its all not going to go away suddenly.. I put on 13 kilos in my pregnancy and probably gained a lot more because my mum fed me like i was never going to get any food ever. but once my parents left and i was on my own .. the weight loss was drastic.. Though i still do have a horrible tummy hanging out..

Take care uf urself and the baby and the stressing over the weight can be pushed away until some more months... And u have a very good excuse to have put on that weight .. U've had a baby afterall
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Re: when and how : after pregnancy weight reduce

I just tried some situps today morning and my back yelped -" hey ..what you making me do? I dont do that sort of thing anymore ". Seriously , it was as if my body was talking to me, telling me that its not well. I realise just how badly I need exercise!
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I think the rule of thumb is to not even attempt any exercise until after 6 weeks post partum at the earliest. But take your time even though it can be unsettling looking in the mirror at this stage. It will get better.

I gained 12 kgs, breastfed and kept house, no exercise. The week before I had to go back to work when baby was 3 months, I couldn't get into my work clothes, the following week, I was fine. By the end of the first year, baby was 12kgs and I was down 24 with no particular effort aside from breastfeeding, working and keeping house...
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