Weight Loss after delivery

Fourth you ask? Your body is still full of pregnancy hormones as you adjust to life sleep-deprived with your new baby outside your womb.

Moderators: B Michaelson, southernbelle, jessm, 1daysoon, reapage, Honey Bunny, unaffected, maddy, TrebleLily

Postby LaurensMom » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:53 pm

I gained 40lbs during the pregnancy. After Lauren was born at 6lbs 10oz, I only lost about 5 lbs when I weighed myself after coming home. This was due to the incredible amount of water I retained AFTER she was born. After I started to lose the water retention the weight came off fast. Within 2 weeks I was down 20lbs and lost the rest in about 3 or 4 more weeks. I also lost about 10 more lbs on top of that so I lost about 50lbs by 4 months PP.
Mary 32 DH 34
Hypothyroid, PCOS and MFI
#1-Lauren- 05-01-07
#2-James - 02-21-09
#3 Joey- 07-09-12
Due with #4 (EDD 01-20-15)
:angel: 9w 1d (02-21-10) d&c
:angel: 4w 6d (07-24-10)
:angel: D&C (05-25-11) confirmed molar
09-11- Chemical pregnancy
User avatar
Posts: 7320
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:00 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Postby mandaliz8704 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:47 am

I gained 23 pounds total this pregnancy, and by my 4 week pp checkup, I had lost it all. I'm Exclusively Breastfeeding though... and i lost it all a LOT quicker this time than with the other two who I formula fed.

9w3d: 171 :hb:
11w1d 153 :hb:
15w1d 140's :hb:
18w1d 150 :hb:
19w1d 150 :hb:

Connor 6/24/03
Cody 8/7/04
Casey 6/2/08
Baby 4 due 11/23/09 (My birthday!)
User avatar
Posts: 789
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL

Postby butterflylr » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:23 pm

I gained 22 lbs during pregnancy and the day I got home from the hospital I had already lost about 15 of that. Then within the week the other 7lbs came off. Now I'm actually less than pre preg but I had gained weight from Clomid so I'm working on that now. ;)
ME - Lindsay :29: / DH - James :30: / DS - Michael :05/29/08: / Rory :01/16/10: by VBAC!!


Image Image Image
Image http://different-not-less.blogspot.com/
User avatar
Posts: 7111
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Washington

Postby jjkaps2 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:11 pm

I gained just about 30 pounds, lost the first 10 when I came home from the hsopital, peed out the next 10 pounds over the first week, and now this week have lost about 2 pounds so far, but am still sweating out the water weight at night too. I am trying to watch what I eat.....we'll see I am only 10 days PP
Image Image
Posts: 738
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:00 am
Location: Calgary

Postby michelle101173 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:47 pm

At 10 days pp I had lost 17 and was back to my weight when i got my bfp but i have another 37 to lose to get to a healthy weight. i am pumping and giving her breastmilk w/some formula supplements.
Me-35 DH-37
triplets, ds, ds and dd-11
furbabies adopted april 09 joey and zoe



User avatar
Star Member
Star Member
Posts: 365
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:00 am

Postby Ahavati » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:46 pm

With my first baby, started at 132 and gained 32lbs, I lost 75% if my weight by 4weeks. By 6weeks I was in pre-pregnancy clothes and my normal shape back.

Baby number 2. :? started at 132 and gained 42lbs, took a total of 9 months to get back to pre-pregnancy weight and shape. Then shortly after that i lost another 10lbs and was a bit of an unhealthy thin.

With this one, started at 175 (gained a lot last year due to PCOS, Endo, Clomid) and so far have only gained 25lbs and hasn't changed in weeks. So I'm hoping a lot will come off since I will be EBF and will start pushing the baby in the stroller around the neighborhood as soon as I am released to excercise.

With baby1 I EBF for 2 months, with baby2 it was a lot less. With this one, I'm determined to for a long time.
Cassandra - Mama to Anthony, Ephram, Avalea, Chaiya, Elijah and Samuel

Active DVT at 11 weeks 9/2013
User avatar
Posts: 5006
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Houston, TX

Postby hibiscus » Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:14 pm

I gained..umm..err..umm...60 pounds :oops: my last pregnancy. I was very swollen near the end with no ankles and Shrek feet, so a lot of it was water. I lost 30 pounds in a week and 10 more the next week. I also had crazy sweats! I would wake up completely soaked for a few weeks after the delivery. I guess my body had to get rid of all that water!

Me (Erin) - 29
HB - 30


User avatar
Star Member
Star Member
Posts: 301
Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:00 am

Postby molliweide » Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:53 pm

I gained 30, lost 10 of that with the baby, and another 5 melted away overnight about one week later. I have nursed off another 5 in the last two months and I figure I have 5 invested in breastfeeding boobies and another 5 legit pounds to loose.
User avatar
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:00 am
Location: MI

Postby rwilson7401 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:03 am

i gained 40lbs. and at 11 days have lost 22
User avatar
Posts: 168
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:00 am

Postby nyanne » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:45 pm

I gained 46 1/2 lbs. and had lost 33 at my 5 1/2 week check up by doing nothing but BF'ing.
User avatar
Posts: 913
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:00 am
Location: IL

Postby lealea » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:11 am

I gained 35lbs overall and had lost 20lbs when I weighed myself 2 days after giving birth. It has taken me nearly 6 months to lose 5lbs and I still have 8lbs to go pre preg weight, and a further 7lbs to my goal weight. I am FF though so maybe I would have lost more if I had been BFing :dunno:

User avatar
Posts: 1412
Joined: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:00 am
Location: UK

Postby _Tawny » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:17 pm

_Tawny wrote:I had a c-section and was appalled at how big my belly still was at 1 week post partum. But without any real effort I'm happy to say that by around 4 weeks pp I had lost 30 lbs and was back into my regular clothes. My shape is still not exactly what it was pre baby but I'm working on that! I'd still like to lose another 10-15 lbs but am not too hurried for that too happen.

I just wanted to update this post now that I'm 4.5 months pp...I'm pleased to say I've lost all 40 lbs I gained while pregnant as well as an additional 10. I'm wearing pants that hadn't fit for 3 years. I breast feed and think this totally has helped as I'm certainly not working out or dieting...although as we all know there's not a lot of time to eat taking care of a new baby :D. I also walk twice a day with the baby. My stomach still looks flabby though :roll: ...situps will probably help if I ever get around to doing them.
User avatar
Posts: 1771
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:00 am

Postby obxgirl » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:45 pm

I had gained 36 lbs during pregnancy...and lost 20 in just under 2 weeks. Now I'm holding steady at 3 weeks and a few days pp...still up 15 lbs. I am breastfeeding...but nothing is dropping off at this point. I have the green light to exercise at 6 weeks...so hopefully that will help. I could always walk...but it's not inspiring to walk when it is so cold outside!!!
I also had meals delivered to me over the past few weeks that were a bit higher in fat & calories than I normally eat ..so once I start eating a little better I'm hoping to see some results. In the meantime...I had hoped to see the lbs drop off steadily...so I'm dissappointed to see the scale stick where it is. Sigh. I do have a bit of a pooch after my c-section as well...but I heard that pilates is the best thing for that. My one consolation is that I really didn't get stretch marks. Considering they run in my family (very badly)...and I had some already from puberty...it's a miracle that I didn't get them! Now to fit back into my clothes~!
Noah Ryder: born 11/13/08 (his due date)....21 inches and 7lbs 7.7oz!

8 week heartbeat 176! : )
19.5 weeks.... It's a BOY!!!!!
Elias Xavier born 3/24 at 10:53AM! : )
8lbs 0.1oz and 22.5 inches long

User avatar
Posts: 725
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Outer Banks, NC

Postby Susy07 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:25 am

i heard that pitocin makes u all swollen all over after the birth. (and assuming, u weigh more also). does this seem tru for u girls? or were some of u not induced, and still retained a lot of water/weight
I'm Susy (27) Dh is Tyler (29)
Baby angel lost at 5 weeks in May 2007.
William Christian. Born Dec 14 2008,
Baby angel lost at 8w4d. Miscarried at 11w1d in Nov 2010.
Rachel Amber, Born Feb 29th, 2012
Baby angel, 9w2d. Partial molar pregnancy, lost Sept 1, 2013
Tessa Breanne born Nov 10, 2014
User avatar
Posts: 6658
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:00 am

Postby xtilycakesx » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:25 am

bcblondie wrote:i heard that pitocin makes u all swollen all over after the birth. (and assuming, u weigh more also). does this seem tru for u girls? or were some of u not induced, and still retained a lot of water/weight

I was induced (not out of choice) and i had alot of water retention, it took about 4 days to go, for me, but i think i was kinda bloated all over anyway due to pre eclampsia. :)
User avatar
Posts: 1097
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:00 am


Return to Fourth Trimester