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    No wonder women are so critical of how they look. If you are actually happy with your post baby body, even though the individual woman might have had to learn to accept her new body before being confident and comfortable in her own skin she gets shot down by people for posting pics in a 'show me your tummy after you've had kids' thread. It doesn't say show me your red firey stretchmarks and overhang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Areca View Post
    No wonder women are so critical of how they look. If you are actually happy with your post baby body, even though the individual woman might have had to learn to accept her new body before being confident and comfortable in her own skin she gets shot down by people for posting pics in a 'show me your tummy after you've had kids' thread. It doesn't say show me your red firey stretchmarks and overhang.
    SO agree! It's awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Areca View Post
    No wonder women are so critical of how they look. If you are actually happy with your post baby body, even though the individual woman might have had to learn to accept her new body before being confident and comfortable in her own skin she gets shot down by people for posting pics in a 'show me your tummy after you've had kids' thread. It doesn't say show me your red firey stretchmarks and overhang.
    That's it, and what makes me, personally, self conscious of my body, because it's not what it 'should' be and I get venom spat at me for it. Like a PP said, don't like what you see? Change it.
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    Here's mine. Will probably delete soon. No abs at the moment due to not being able to train but I'm reasonably ok with it after 5 bubbies. Actually, I'm not, I have mojor body image issues.
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    All your bellies are beautiful. Some have great skin that doesn't get stretchies, some do. I have a little overhang from 2 c/s but no stretchies.

    Refresh - you look amazing after 5 kids, I'm so envious of you lol Even going to the gym 5 days a weekI'm not that thin. I know you work hard for it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bell & Bug View Post
    That's it, and what makes me, personally, self conscious of my body, because it's not what it 'should' be and I get venom spat at me for it. Like a PP said, don't like what you see? Change it.
    This thread has opened a can of worms hasn't it?

    I have only had one child and when getting a scan done as I had gone past my due dates. The sonograher gasped in horror when she saw my stretchmarks, some women have scars for multiple reasons and for some no matter how much exercise they do or how well they eat there stomach does not and never will bounce back! So for some it "stings a little or a lot" to see some amazing post baby tummies! It's not about diminishing the achievements and lengths that people have gone to to get back in shape post pregnancy it's just the pain and I suppose the realization that damage has been done to our bodies that can never be undone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotmum2be View Post
    This thread has opened a can if worms hadn't it?

    I have only had one child and when getting a scan done as I had gone past my due dates. The sonograher gasped in horror when she saw my stretchmarks, some women have scars for multiple reasons and for some no matter how much exercise they do or how well they eat there stomach does not and never will bounce back! So for some it "stings a little or a lot" to see some amazing post baby tummies! It's not about diminishing the achievements and lengths that people have gone to to get back in shape post pregnancy it's just the pain and I suppose the realization that damage has been done to our bodies that can never be undone.
    But that's the thing..I have parts that can't be fixed no matter how much exercise I do. I have stretchmarks, I can swallow my whole very strange belly button up completely with the loose skin that I have from my babies but because I exercise regularly and I exercise hard as a result of that I have a six pack...it doesn't mean I haven't had changes to my body I've needed to learn to accept or that I don't have a post kids body. My body has changed a ton since having kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Areca View Post
    No wonder women are so critical of how they look. If you are actually happy with your post baby body, even though the individual woman might have had to learn to accept her new body before being confident and comfortable in her own skin she gets shot down by people for posting pics in a 'show me your tummy after you've had kids' thread. It doesn't say show me your red firey stretchmarks and overhang.
    Exactly. I'm comfortable with my post baby body, it's taken me three months to realize that I'll probably always have loose skin and the stretch marks will never completely fade, and that's okay with me. Most bellies will have changed in some way post baby.

    And my stretch marks are purple and angry, not red and fiery

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    Quote Originally Posted by albear View Post
    And my stretch marks are purple and angry, not red and fiery
    Was thinking of my own tummy..they were red and fiery!


 

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