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November 14th, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Since I have heard that many people who have c-sections have that roll of flab (sorry, no better way to say it) that overhangs their incision.....is it harder for c-section moms to get back into their pre-pregnancy jeans than a vaginal delivery? Now, I know that even people who have had a vaginal delivery gained weight, obviously....but I feel like the only place I feel like that isn't allowing me to fit in my pre-pregnancy clothes is this flabby roll which my jeans keep slipping under and they sag.....if I buy a pair of jeans that actually fit at my waist line, they are giant anywhere else. Argh! I was in Kohl's today trying on like a 100 pairs of jeans and I was shocked that even a size 16 wouldn't fit my waist. So, then I was looking in the bigger womens sizes and those jeans are totally dorky mom jeans with elastic waists. Also, I can no longer where I regular XL shirt, I also had to shop in the bigger section. But, then those looked like tents. Argh--I hate being in between regular womens and bigger womens sizes.
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November 14th, 2011, 12:59 PM
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Vaginal birth moms also will have a part of skin that does that, where you can certainly tell where the baby was carried and your stomach, at least I do. Im not sure what can be done except time for the skin muscles and everything to go back to their original places.
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November 14th, 2011, 01:35 PM
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I've had 2 vag deliveries and one c-section. The flab you are referring has been there since the first vag delivery.

BTW - I get around the jeans thing by buying low rise (or at least jeans that sit at my hips) as often as possible. I loathe, loathe, LOATHE shopping for jeans - or any other type of clothing that reflects my lack of exercise
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November 14th, 2011, 01:36 PM
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I don't know if it's harder because I've never had a vaginal birth, but I'm having the same problem as you. I could probably buy lower rise jeans that fit under what I like to call the c-section flap, but then my belly just goes over them and I feel gross. I'm not sure what the solution is. I did find a pair of jeans after Jenna that were elastic waist but not mom jeans at a plus size store. I pretty much avoid jeans though, lol.
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November 14th, 2011, 04:13 PM
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I don't know if it's harder because I've never had a vaginal birth, but I'm having the same problem as you. I could probably buy lower rise jeans that fit under what I like to call the c-section flap, but then my belly just goes over them and I feel gross. I'm not sure what the solution is. I did find a pair of jeans after Jenna that were elastic waist but not mom jeans at a plus size store. I pretty much avoid jeans though, lol.
YES!! I feel gross too when my jeans go below my flab roll and my stomach hangs over. Blah!
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November 14th, 2011, 09:12 PM
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I don't have any hips or butt so the only thing holding up my baggy jeans is that c/s shelf. I've had it since my first c/s five years ago despite losing weight.
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November 15th, 2011, 07:57 AM
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Yep, I have it too. I hate jeans, actually I hate clothes shopping in general. I had my first section almost 8 years ago, and I still haven't gotten rid of it since that one. It drives me crazy!
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November 18th, 2011, 05:41 PM
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I've had 2 vaginals and 1 c section. My first child was 16 yrs ago and i've always had that little roll of flab. I've heard mixed stories of people never loosing it completely and others who have.

Since loosing weight the roll isn't as apparent and it has gone down quite a bit. I guess b/c i am actually really working out my entire body it helps.

But like everyone else i use to hate shopping for jeans b/c of my stupid stomach. I would do the same thing try and do low rise or sit just above my hips.
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