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9/3/14 1:00 P

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My son is 3 and I have it. On the plus side, I'm the only woman in my family who doesn't wee a little when I sneeze (or run or jump). Of the two choices, I'll keep the pooch.



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9/2/14 7:07 P

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I have the twins pouch...is that similar or worse? I've been told at least 10 times by different women that I will never loose it, bc it's skin! (and I can't afford plastic surgery)
but we have to be happy to have our health right? at least my other body parts look good. hehe



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Yes, I have the pouch as well. I had both of my children vaginally, then a hysterectomy vaginally, and and then an Oophorectomy to remove my ovaries. During the Oophorectomy the doctors tore my bladder in half on accident due to scar tissue and had to do a C-section to clean up the tear. And this left me with my Pouch.



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5/23/14 7:39 A

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Yes. I had 3 c-sections and a hysterectomy. I am so hoping that once the weight is off that I can get rid of my pouch sack too.



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5/22/14 9:34 P

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I do. I want to lose all my weight, and finish having babies before I stress it to much.

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4/18/14 2:06 P

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I definitely have and HATE it. I call it my skin apron. I had one vaginal birth of a 10 lb. baby and two C-sections.



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3/13/14 4:37 P

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I am a distributor for the It Works Wraps and they do work! It is not just water weight that you lose....The wrap helps to tighten, tone and firm up areas that are hard to get rid of. Even people who go to the gym all the time that still have areas like the pouch, and can't get rid of, use the wraps to shrink those trouble spots.

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1/25/14 2:18 P

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Glad to see I'm not alone. I had a C-section 13 months ago. I'm hoping losing this unwanted weight will help. Plus I also will like to have a second child so I definitely would like to lose the unwanted weight. They say the second C-section is easier on the body. Is this true??



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Me too! I used to have a nice hour glass shape before the baby too. Oh well. Would anyone like to know a secret? Sometimes along the top, it gets a little sweaty. Shhhhhhh.

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1/23/14 1:23 A

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Count me in, too - and it's worse after the 2nd C-section, which was planned.

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1/21/14 2:52 P

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Amen!! I am really afraid of what my tummy will look like after 5 c sections and 6 total pregnancies. But I would take a million flabby tummies to have my precious gifts.

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1/10/14 11:19 A

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thanks. I would like to know how good it works

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1/9/14 3:21 P

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Five c-sections have definitely left a pouch. Wondering the response from LCAMPBELL09 about how well the product works. Great questions and concerns SPARKLE201.

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1/6/14 3:39 P

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Hello, i happened to stumble upon your response and did a little research on the product and it looks right up my alley. But my question to you LCAMPBELL09, does this product really works? I've had this litlle ouch for nine years, so can it take it away by using that product? chances are if its too good to be true than its not and before i spend my money i want to know how good it works?

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12/2/13 2:44 A

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Ladies, try The Ultimate Body Applicator. I used it after my fibroid removal surgery. Not only did it heal my scar, it helped with my pooch too. I looked 8 months pregnant after my surgery & my c-section scar wasn't healing properly and it started keloiding. I thought I was going to be scarred for life. My cousin had a wrap party & I used the wraps twice and my scar became a straight flat line instead of a lump and my pouch went down & I got feeling back in that area. Very easy to use. Inbox me & i'll give u the info of where to get it from.






ect to keep in place & take it off in 45 minutes. It works for 72 hrs. U have to drink lots of water also to flush out the toxins. Try it, it's working for me.

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8/5/13 2:27 P

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Wow! I have that and I didn't have a c-section, but I have the same scar as my friends who had C sections. I had an emergency surgery where they had to remove a bunch of womanly parts. I never really put two and two together, because I had just had my baby a few months before (natural delivery) and I was carrying the extra baby weight for quite awhile. When I finally lost that weight I was left with a pouch. I never made a connection with the surgery. It is a huge, long, thick scar across the bottom of my belly, right under the pouch.

emoticon So am I to assume that the pouch might be here to stay forever and ever? I have lost weight on and off though and at one time the pouch was almost gone. I wonder if our skin looses elasticity as we get older, or if it is partially genetic? My pouch is still not huge, it is small to medium size. I guess I will see what happens as I continue to loose weight here. I will hope for the best and wish everyone here the best as well.

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8/2/13 10:09 P

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After a year it's gotten better

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7/31/13 2:57 P

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Omg yes! I call it my fanny pack

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7/31/13 10:12 A

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Yep! I have the infamous pouch. I had my first C-section in 2006 and was able to get rid of it with major core exercise. I had my 2nd C-section in 2011 and just now staring to do cardio, core & strength training. I can tell its going down and hoping eventually it will go away ; we will see! If it doesn't that's okay I have 2 healthy boys

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7/25/13 9:15 A

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Had my C-section a little over 2 months ago, and yeah, I have it. My tummy's slowly shrinking (for the first 5 weeks my belly button was frickin' cavernous!!), but from the belly button to the incision, I've got the pouch. It's not so bad when I'm standing up, but sitting it's really noticeable. I'm still 22 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight, but the scale is finally going down now that I've started running again, working out, and watching what I eat. I figure I'll worry about the pouch once I get closer to my pre-pregnancy weight and see what it looks like then. Right now, I'm really enjoying getting back into shape and hangin' with my amazing daughter! I'm proud of my body for having the ability to grow her! I figure I'll be ok if my body never looks like it did before.. that just proves she's here and alive and nothing has ever been more worth it :)

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7/19/13 10:24 P

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Ladies I too have struggled with this after losing all my weight but still dealing with that pouch and loose skin. I was dead set on having a tummy tuck in fact. No butts about it! I literally found an all natural body wrap that I thought was absolutely bs until my friend urged me to try it. I had such h amazing results I wore a bikini for the first time this year and I became a distributor for the company because that's how much I believe in the product. I'm not telling you this as a sales pitch trust me if so I'd be going about it a different way! I love this site and don't want to use it as a sales medium by any means. But I wanted to share with you my story because your comments all hit home! When I look at my before pics I tear up because I was so uncomfortable being that way, having to wear bigger clothes to accommodate the pouch and not pin the skin! Super long tanks in case my belly might show! Ugh! There are options out there I'd you open your mind :-)

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7/11/13 1:44 P

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I have had 2 c sections. I have a lot of skin, that I can stretch out or tuck in, its very discouraging. I do ab work everyday and only notice my love handles going away. A trainer once told me only surgery can correct it, but im trying to prove him wrong. Surgery is expensive, crunches and sit ups are free.




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7/11/13 10:29 A

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I have had 2 c-sects I also have a little flab of skin, I hate it.. I think only surgery would completely take care of it. Maybe one day. I am going to work my butt off though to get rid of it as much as I can.

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7/11/13 12:24 A

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I'm still overweight and love the post by ANNAMICHAELS. Gives some hope! I remember the first zumba class i attended and was surprised in the quick move from side to side. I felt my stomach was still moving to the side when I abruptly switched sides. And I still will not do jumping jacks, i did a few at home after class and can hear the slap of my pouch hitting the top of my thighs! After that first attempt when I did 7, I can do 25 now.



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7/5/13 12:09 P

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Yeah, see? It took me a really long time to notice that. With all the extra weight I was carrying around I really couldn't see it so much. But since the weight's been coming off so much I could see the hang more and noticed that my spine isn't as tall as it used to be. And then when I stand tall my muscles have to work harder because they're not used to doing that anymore and they want to cramp, because they haven't been worked in so many years. But when I stretch myself tall...my stomach doesn't take up so much pace and my over hang gets smaller. That was my "ohhhhhhh...now I get it" moment. And as I've been working those muscles more and slowly rebuilding them things are slowly starting to shift back where they belong. That's how I finally figured out how to get rid of that there pouch. You can do it ladies...don't give up hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel. And you know what made me realize that I had to be over looking something? I have this cat named Caitlin. She was fixed. They fixed her as a kitten and her stomach was always sagging and would swing from side to side when she would run. One day it was just gone. If she can do it then I had to be over looking something.

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7/5/13 9:21 A

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You know I have noticed the same thing since I started working out, my posture has gotten alot better. Now my stomach doesn't hang like it used to. Which is a nice little bonus if you ask me.



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7/4/13 4:10 P

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Ok I had my last one emergency c-section bikini cut 7 years ago. I haven't been able to get lower ab muscles to respond since then. I've been losing weight lately since the doctor put me on meds for my migraines. Ok this is what I noticed...with all the pregnancy pulling down on the spine, internal organs, stomach muscles and back muscles, etc...I've actually noticed that my posture has slouched A LOT. Haven't really realized it before until I stood in front of a full length mirror and checked out my posture. If I pull my spine up straight where it belongs, then where my stomach hangs over, the over hang is less, but my back muscles and ab muscles get really tired and I feel the burn. As I'm losing weight, I'm working on my posture and trying to suck in my stomach and hold my spine tall and straight while I sit, walk, and do normal daily activity, besides my daily work outs...my over hang is slowly getting smaller. Check your posture.

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Yep....its a pain and i dont plan to use any type spanx or garments to hide it....that is VERY uncomfortable...and I had an awesome little tummy back in the day. Oh well. Now I have 2 awesome little children..... emoticon

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7/4/13 8:50 A

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I have the same thing and I hate it. They gave me a girdle like thing to help my stomach heal. Don't get me wrong it did help out, but it's just there. Haunting me, the bottom of my stomach is so rounded and flabby to the point where I don't even feel a burn when I try and do a core workout. I feel it at the top but not the bottom. I can't afford a tummy tuck either but I actually feel like I'm going to lose this weight and every part of me will be skinny except the bottom of my stomach.



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I've had two C-sections. The first was almost 15 years ago. I'd gained 75 pounds with that pregnancy and kept the weight on for years. Finally when my DD was 11 I found Spark and lost 90+ pounds. I maintained the loss until my second pregnancy (my second baby is 11 months) but even after the weight loss I still had a pooch- more like a flappy little apron. My core was strong and I was a healthy weight (ran my first half-marathon a month before my second pregnancy) but the skin is just too stretched and no amount of skin tightening creams helped. So since I know my budget won't allow for a tummy tuck any time in the near future I've already resigned to just living with it once I lose the weight from this pregnancy. I'm just hoping it's not worse then it was before now that I've stretched it out again. It's frustrating, but better a small poochy flap once I get closer to a healthy weight again then the big ol' belly I'm sporting now.



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I have the pouch. I hate it! I hope to have a tummy tuck in a few years since its excess skin not fat so there is nothing that can be done for it.

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5/8/13 8:33 A

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Have the pouch, hate the pouch. It drives me nuts. It's like a little "flap" that won't go away, no matter how many crunches I do. AND, it makes my natural waist look like I have an "upper" and "lower" fat section. I hate the pouch!!!! But I love my kids. :)

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I had an unplanned c-section just over a month ago and feel that my stomach is sticking out further than it would be without it. For the next baby I'm thinking of scheduling the c-section and requesting that the dr does a tummy tuck at the same time. My sister had the tummy tuck after her baby and I think she looks flat now (baby is 2 years old).

I'm going to try to fix mine with ab exercises...such as pilates.

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4/15/13 1:54 P

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I had my c-section this past november and I honestly think its going to take surgery to get rid of it. Its not fair.



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Yes, I have it. I am 57 and I've had 3 C-sections. I have been fat and I've been skinny but I've always had this pouch. I have even been a body builder and had excellent muscle tone...everywhere but my pouch. I honestly don't think that this can be overcome. There was a time in my life that it bothered me so strongly that I was afraid to be intimate or reveal my body to anyone. So, I gave up. I go to boxercise classes now but just can't do the planks or sit-ups. I feel my abdominals are just gone. I do crunches but it does no good. Maybe when the doc is giving out the options, they should be honest about the after-effects. Maybe they were worse in the 70's than they are now. Good luck all!

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I still have one a little after 2 c-sections. I often wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that they are cutting through muscle. I am hoping with time and exercise it will go away. It has been almost 2 years since my last son was born. I guess just keep exercising and do core training and it will get better. Diet and exercise will help you loose the weight and if you strengthen you stomach muscles I feel it helps to hold it all in a little better. :)
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3/27/13 10:10 A

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I have never had a c section but I have had three children and had back surgery coming up on two years ago that they went in thru my stomach to do. I have a scar from my belly button all the way down to the bottom of my stomach. I also have a pouch and I hate it. I am extremely over weight (300 lbs even as of this morning) and am having more health problems all the time. I am hoping to get rid of that pouch as well. So I too, am up for any advice i can get.




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I am sorry for your loss also. I have 5 children and the last one I had was a c-section. With my pregnancy with the last pregnancy I had gestational diabetes and was over 200 lbs. I was able to loose the weight, but put it right back on. I've had the hanging belly since I had my daughter in 1996. I'm just looking fr something I can do to get rid of it. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Also I've had a tubal pregnancy, and 2 miscarriages.



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First, I am so sorry for your loss, my daughter was born by emergency C-section October 18th, 2003 due to a prolapsed umbilical cord. We almost lost her but she pulled through and I am so BLESSED. I am very overweight and have become more so since she was born and now it isn't just a pouch, but a sag. I have lost and gained and lost and gained but not ever kept it off, so I am hoping this time is it. I know I have a lot of work and have to tone to not have sagging skin once I lose it. But I have a great cheerleader and know I can do it. Best of luck! And you're right, you do have your own angel and I'm sure you will get where you want to be...



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3/24/13 6:33 P

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yes I can't wait till it is gone



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I am looking forward to worrying about my c-section pooch! I am extremely overweight so my goal is to actually SEE my scar. Then I will complain about it! LOL!!! Mine is still numb and itches like crazy once in a while. It was done as an emergency march 29th 2009. Unfortunately I did not get a happy ending. Henry was born weighing 1 lb 5 oz and 11 in long. He was 15 weeks early because i had preeclampsia and only lived 36 hours. On the bright side I do have my own personal angel! Good luck to all! I really enjoyed reading all this.



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1/30/13 5:50 P

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I have a four year old who was delivered by emergency C-section. I never was able to wear two-piece swimsuits anyway, so I am kind of treating the fact of having a pooch with partial indifference. Probably because I have not tried very hard to lose weight and thus have not gotten too frustrated with it. I am setting some weight loss goals and will probably have a different opinion about it in a few months. :) I also wonder what it will look like after I have one more child!



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I have had two c-sections for both my kids and two other abdominal surgeries using the same incision for all four. I understand completely. I have to buy larger jeans just because of this stinking thing!! I have arthritis in my lower back so weak ab muscles (at the moment) doesn't help!! My last surgery was robotic and so much better. I wish I had that option years ago!! If you have to have surgery look into robotic!! Luckily I have a clean bill of health and am ready to get rid of this thing!! I think if I can burn off the fat the "ponch" will go down. Hopefully!! But a girdle type thing like my mom used to have has also crossed my mind.



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i have had four c-sections and i have had it since the first one. not sure if we can completly get rid of it but we can shrink it.

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My son is turning 2 soon and I have the pouch. . .
I've lost 67 lbs and I'm doing weights, running, spinning, body pump, etc and it's gotten smaller and more deflated,but I don't think it's going anywhere!



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Like all of you on here I have the beloved pouch as well! After doing some exercises to help the muscles that are torn/stretched/cut through I started hunting for ways to get rid of mine as well as it didn't seem to be doing anything. There are some videos on youtube that showcase different pilates workouts to help us moms who are proud of our babies but still want the pouch to shrink. I've felt some great improvements in mine since starting them almost 2 wks ago. I'm in healthcare and specialized in nutrition/weightloss and have had lots of experience with different exercise promises and fad diets/programs. Take it from the athletic mommy of two who are only 11 months and 24days apart these pilates routines will kick the scars butt!! Now I don't believe it will ever be fully gone in my case but I can totally feel the burn!!

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I'm 56. I had a C-section w/ the last of my 5 children. He was in distress and weighed 9 lbs 6 oz. I'm not sure what you mean by a "pouch", but no matter how thin I get, I still have a droopy flap of skn that hangs over the scar site, which also has skin tags developed under it. When I try on anything tight, the groove that is left shows, plus it's jiggly. The only thing I can think of to disguise it would be a thick girdle type thing and that would not work in the summer heat. Anyone else have any ideas?

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12/24/12 9:56 A

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barf yes ive had two sections no fun but who cares i love my kids!

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12/19/12 12:19 P

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I have the pouch too! I had a c-section when I had my daughter and can't believe how bad the pouch is...I am going to try and do everything I can to get rid of it....but I am very proud of the reason I have it...it means my daughter survived her birth and I lived through it...We almost didn't make it...but thanks to the doctors taking quick action my daughter and I are both alive and well!!!!!

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12/18/12 7:32 A

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I am in my mid 50's and have had two surgeries where my abdomen was opened. I have the scar of course but if you work on you abs i.e. pilates and CUT OUT SUGAR! you will see a big improvement. I as at the high end of being within my healthy weight range. If I eat sugar then I definitely get a belly (even though my extra weight is carried in hips/thighs) Sugar is a hard cycle to break but I started by using more cinnamon and don't miss it now and I was a big candy person - if I opened a 1 lb bag of liquorice, it was gone! That Day! I used to use cream and sugar then switched to cream and cinnamon. Same with my oatmeal - cinnamon and vanilla in the water when making adds sweetness without sugar (I know vanilla has sugar from the alcohol but not the same as adding brown sugar. It is surprising if you stick with it how quickly your craving will be gone - 3 to 7 days I found and with it, your belly

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I've had 2 c-sections and I most definitely have the "mother's apron". I've come to terms with the fact I'll probably never get rid of it, I'm just hoping to reduce it as much as possible. I would be absolutely estatic if I could feel comfortable in a high-rise bikini. I've done strength training my entire weightloss journey but I just started some very serious core concentration. All of my workout videos (a lot of circuit training) include attention to the abs, plus I do 20 minutes of ab work with videos after I finish circuit training, plus extra crunches and planks. So overall I probably devote 30-40 mins to my core 3x a week.


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I have 3 c sections back to back...I have a 4 year old, 5 year old, and 18 month old :) As a former personal trainer and all around fitness gal..I couldn't quite get my abs back. I still had that little pouch. Someone was trying to get me to try one of those It Works wraps and I was so skeptical. After 3 months, I decided to try it, as I was to be in a bikini and I didn't care if it was water loss weight or what...I just wanted to try it. I tried it and IT WORKED! It tones, tightens and firms the area you put the wrap on. i liked it so much I became a distributor to get free product.
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pilates can help - and tell the teacher so they give you specific exercises. But it might never go. I didn't have a c-section but I do have a tummy pouch (different sort) and am well within the so called ideal BMI but I see it and the stretchmarks as a wonderful trophy representing my gorgeous daughter



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I had an emergency c-section after 36 hour labor, and I might be crazy but I don't really mind my pouch. It is ugly but with all the stretch marks I don't think I'll ever wear a 2 piece swim suit anyways, so I simply have to accept it. My husband says it's beautiful, and I just find my tummy flop funny. I hope it'll become smaller as I lose weight, but I don't think it's the end of the world if it's still there. I've already had a tasetful lingerie fotoshoot in my early 20s, and now it's time for other experiences to look forward to.

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Yes.. I've had 3 c-sections.. and in desperate need to find some exercise to either tone it or make it less visable

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12/12/12 3:32 A

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im 23 with 3 kids too! i had 1 c/s with my first DD. and yeaaah, a lil pouch right above the scar, under the belly button. I even did the insanity program. :*(

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YES and I HATE IT.
Now I'll go back and read the thread.

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a cast away.


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Ladies check out diastis recti. Its a condition when the stomach muscles dont go back together after birth especially a c section because they cut them. The stomach muscles cause the stomach to pooch out. There are excercises that you can do for this and a splint that you can purchase as well to guide the muscles back together.

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After two c-sections, yup I have the c-section pouch too. I can't seem to find anything to get it tight.



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I do have it i am 23 and had to have 3 c-sections!
At the start of the year i was training 5-6days a week eatting healthy but got really depressed that no matter how hard i trained there was still always that tiny bit the would always sit like it while everyone else in the gym could wear a singlet shirt i could not i was still stuck in my oversized shirts as i hate the look so got really depressed because no matter how much i trained i still had it so now i have gone back to my original weight and of corse its now bigger and even more depressing so once i am down to my goal weight again i am really considering consulting with a plastic surgeon so your definately not alone and my youngest is almost 2years old.

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I have one. I have always been bgger but after my first daughter I noticed how saggy (for lack of better words) it is. Now after my second it is just ridiculous! Luckily we are done having kids. Otherwise it might be down to my knee LOL!



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I do and it's hideous to catch sight of in the mirror when I am bent over blow drying my hair! I had two c-sections and my kids are 9 and 10. I don't care though, I would do it again in a heartbeat! I still have a small section that is numb on the scar and my OB said nerves may have been damaged and I'll probably be numb there forever.

The only regret about the c-section is that my OB wouldn't remove any fat when she was in there, as I guess I repeatedly suggested while on drugs. LOL



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I have it too. Be proud of yourself for what your body has done and get yourself a good pair of spanx! Don't best yourself up over something you can't control.



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I've had two C sections. I have a 5 y.o. and now a 7 month old. My pouch is bigger and thicker. We will not have anymore children so I need to start getting motivated to loose the baby weight. I'm bigger then I've ever been. I have 30 lbs to lose. My problem is finding time and energy while taking care of my boys, the house, the husband and still not getting enough sleep. My clothes are all tight and I cannot wear most of them. I dont feel attractive. I dont want to look like this anymore. emoticon



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I have the pouch. Angie, my 1st was c-section but i was a little over weight then anyway, im big boned and "thick skinned" lol. We are now expecting our 2nd which I imagine will be c-section as well. we're hoping for a boy. After that, if finances are good, and its a girl, we might have a 3rd..but only time will tell. My stomach is numb still and Angie is 2 1/2 years old. It doesnt bother me that icant feel my stomach, feels invisible but would like to get back to a size 14 when all is said and done.

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