Firming the Body

Updated on June 20, 2007
P.V. asks from Dallas, TX
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I just gave birth three weeks ago and i have lost most of my weight but i am going to need to do a little work in the tummy area,does anyone know of a good firming cream or do they even work? Thanks!

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C.M.

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Keep in mind that you're uterus doesn't return back to it's normal, pre-pregnancy size until about 6 weeks after you've given birth. That's going to effect the size of your tummy a little bit. Give yourself time, keep eating healthy and doing appropriate postpartum exercises. If you're breastfeeding, that's going to help you out, too!
C. @ Celebrate Birth Midwifery and Doula Services

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S.D.

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Girl - if you are just 3 weeks post partum and have lost all your baby weight ... your tummy will go back! Give it some time ... you JUST had a baby!!!! You spent 10 months stretching and growing that little miracle .... your tummy won't go back overnight. ;-)

That said ... I don't think 'firming creams' work super well ... but it is a good idea to keep the skin moisturized - that should help it return to normal.

Congrats on the baby!

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M.F.

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Just give it time! A lot of the tummy thing is hormonal and it will be a few months before those are back to normal.

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L.P.

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Yeah it just needs time but, to help it along you can get some control top panty hose or underwear that helped me a lot in fact I am still wearing that stuff and my child is 5 months old!

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L.H.

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I do agree with the other responses that you just need to give it some time, but I'm on baby number 2 (he's 5 months now) and I lost my weight early as well. I was still left with some tummy area issues and it's almost summertime so I started using a great new product by Mary Kay called Time Wise Cellushape contouring system. If you're interested, then you can check it out on my website at www.marykay.com/loribethhammond

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T.C.

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I'm so glad to see you've gotten some great answeres here. I just wanted to drop a line to reinerate what someone else already suggested! Mary Kay has some amazing products! I used Visibly Fit body lotion AFTER baby and it helped a ton! If you'd like more info feel free to let me know! You can see it and so much more at my website as well www.marykay.com/tchavira or email me for more info at [email protected]____.com

All the best!
T.

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R.S.

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As an Arbonne Consultant I have to recommend the RE9 Body Serum & Lotion, I have some before and after photos that I can send you that show the effects of the serum and lotion, it helps to tighten, moisturize, etc., I have used the product since the birth of my second child and it has worked wonders.

Let me know if you are interested.