Maybe you had some separation of the abdominal muscles? I had that happen a little bit from being pregnant with my son. There are some exercises you can do if you Google "diastasis recti," like this: http://babyfit.sparkpeople.com/articles.as p?id=805.
Of course, it could be something totally different, but this is a possibility.
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I am dealing with the same thing and did with my daughter. My midwife told me to do pelvic tilts and reverse crunches because my tranverse abdominals needed a workout. I just had my appointment with her on Tuesday, so I can't tell you if it works or not.
So I have an issue that I think about all the time and it is extremely frustrating to me and one of those things that has been detrimental to my weight loss. However, for some reason, I have never discussed it on here and there are probably other women who can relate.
Prior to getting pregnant with my daughter, my abdominals were one of my favorite body parts. I was lucky "genetically" in the fact that I have a natural hour glass shape and my stomach had always been pretty flat, but I also put a lot of focus on them, so I had a pretty good six-pack going. Now, 9 months after the birth of my daughter, despite losing most of my pregnancy weight and continuing to exercise consistently (even increasing the intensity of my workouts), my stomach still sticks out. It's not loose skin or really blubbery, it's actually pretty solid. From the front you can't even really tell (you can even still see my muscular cuts), but when I turn to the side it literally looks like I'm about 4 or 5 months pregnant. It's firm and round just like if a baby was in there (and for those of you wondering, I am definitely not pregnant again!). I'm so frustrated. No matter what I do, nothing seems to help. It brings me down every day and I don't know what else to do. I've tried everything I know of for the past 9 months and nothing helps. Has anyone else experienced this? Were you able to find a solution? This is a constant source of depression for me. I try really hard not to let it bring me down, but I work so hard to be healthy and fit that it's very disheartening to look in the mirror and see. If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it!!
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