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  • #16
    Originally posted by PrimalMama View Post
    I hear t-tapp is amazing for post partum belly - targets the transverse abs in just the right way, I guess.
    Tupler has a book just for postpartum bellies. I forgot to put it into my original post over there.

    Also, it does take a while. I think it was 14 months before I was back to normal, but belly and legs might have been normal before the arms, breasts, and so on.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by zoebird View Post
      I would recommend several things, and you can choose.

      First, there's a nice book that really goes over how to isolate into the space that you need to heal up any issues. And, there's this other 12-wk program that a lot of people like. I have the first book, and it was great (basic, but works well).

      Next, I'd be happy to talk to you about some everyday postural things that can really help during this time, and my two favorite exercises that really helped me when I was recovering. We can do this via skype at your leisure. It'll only take about 20 minutes, tops. Sakura_girl did a little private yoga lesson with me a few days ago, so I don't bite.
      We don't have skype, or a camera, or I would totally take you up on the offer! (Yes, Knifegill and I are still living in the Stone Age, but, hey, at least it goes along with being Primal! )
      Originally posted by zoebird View Post
      Tupler has a book just for postpartum bellies. I forgot to put it into my original post over there.

      Also, it does take a while. I think it was 14 months before I was back to normal, but belly and legs might have been normal before the arms, breasts, and so on.
      My arms, face, and legs went back to normal pretty much right after I gave birth--I was amazed at the amount of water retention I had. I filled the "hat" at the hospital three times in the span of 3 hours (once I overflowed the thing), so I'd retained at least 10 pound of just water weight. It rather startled my nurses. I guess all that coconut water really did help with water retention! The only things not to go back to normal are my hips (slightly larger), tummy, and boobs (oh. my. goodness there isn't anything in my size now! Knifegill doesn't seem disturbed by this fact, however...).

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      • #18
        Yes, the boobs thing is totally normal. They will be big pretty much as long as you breastfeed. And they'll probably be a size larger than your pre=preggo breasts thereafter (i went from a C to a D -- but I was something like DD+ while nursing).

        Hips will go back, too, over time. Takes a bit for the muscles and bones to re-do their business. And tummy will take about as long (hips usually go faster). They'll probably be 1/4 inch wider than pre-pregnancy once they are closer to normal. That's fairly common.

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