Does Your Stomach Get Permanently Stretched Out During Pregnancy?


Doctor Oz did a segment where he spoke about body parts getting stretched out.  So here is a good question for you – does your stomach get permanently stretched out during pregnancy?  Dr Oz’s audience asked after you have 2 kids naturally, does your stomach ever go back to its original size?Does Your Stomach Get Permanently Stretched Out During Pregnancy

When Will Your Stomach Go Back to Normal After Baby is Born?

Laura Berman said that for the most part, women go back to their original size after they give birth.  If you have cutting or injuries during your pregnancy, then it can sometimes take longer.  From personal experience, it took a few months and then I was back to normal.

Breastfeeding Helps You Lose Weight

If you want to speed up the process of losing that post-pregnancy belly, I highly recommend breastfeeding.  I ate more, exercised less, and still ended up losing more weight than before I was pregnant.  My doctor said it was all because of the huge number of calories you burn when breastfeeding.

Does Your Tummy Get Stretched Out Forever When You Have a Baby?

So the short answer is no!  You can get your stomach to go back to the same size as before you had your baby.  However, a lot of women will struggle with extra skin postpartum.  There are several solutions for excess skin, including surgery.  But make sure you do not plan on having another baby, because otherwise you might want to hold off on having the surgery until you are finished having babies!  Have you found remedies to help you lose the extra skin around your midsection after having a baby?  Please share your thoughts and tips with other mom’s in the comment section below! Also, if you have any remedies that work for stretch marks, we would love to hear about that as well!



  1. double standard ego stroking says

    funny how women go on and on about their stretched out post-pregnancy stomachs!

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