Losing Weight After Baby Mumsnet
Hi all. just after some advice/help,if anyone can offer some please?i gave birth to my dc2 four weeks ago. i gained 20kg and that was with 5-6x a wee. After dc1 i lost all but 7lbs after about 6 months without much effort, same story again with dc2, but now a stone heavier than i started. after dc3 my weight stopped going down when i was 2 stone heavier than pre pregnancy weight so 3 stone to lose in total . for some reason after dc3 it didn't go away on it's own like it had before, was bf all 3.. After all i'm sitting on the sofa and looking after baby most of the day. i'm not going to be this inactive forever. you're only 4 weeks on - please put any thoughts of weight loss out of your head. enjoy your time with baby, sit on the sofa all day and snuggle with the baby and concentrate on healing..
I would say your weight loss sounds ok. i was about 10.8 stone prior to first baby, 12.4 after birth and i remember looking quite trim on her 1st birthday so was prob back to original weight. i did loads of long walks daily, for miles, and ate well in the first year whilst on maternity leave. i think mums can be quite active in the first year.. I then became pregnant that month & over the course of the pregnancy put that weight back on (plus a bit more). i wasn't too concerned about this as i intended to start sw again some time after the birth. my baby is now 10 weeks old (emcs-don't know if relevant to postpartum weight loss). i have been following sw for 3 weeks & have only lost 1lb.. Title explains, i am unsure if i have an eating disorder or not.the debate has come up with my husband several times a day for a while now.will expla.