how to get your hips to shrink back after a baby

@ezzie26 (187)
Australia
December 26, 2006 4:08am CST
i had a baby 6 and a half months ago and my hips are still the same diametor they were when i had my baby, does anybody have any hints or tips to shrink them back down to their previous size? any advice would be muchappreciated. i do go to the gym daily and eat healthily. i just cant seem to shift the hips!
6 responses
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
29 Dec 06
A woman's hips really gets bigger after each pregnancy. My husband massaged my hips and tried to push them together, I'm not sure if it worked though, my hips before pregnancy was 34 1/2 inches, during pregnancy 38, now it's 35 inches. Just continue eating healthy and exercising, it's better to have big hips than to have broader shoulders that makes you apple-shaped.
@ezzie26 (187)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
lol i have pretty broad shoulders too!
• Australia
29 Dec 06
i couldn't help u on this one!!I carried small, didn't put on much weight either!I wear the same clothes i did then, the only prob i had was my boobs being bigger!!!lmao-what a dilemma!!lol
@ezzie26 (187)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
lol well i seemed to have the opposite, my hips grew, belly grew but my boobs stayed the same! you lucky thing. i used to be a perfect size 10 and now im a 12 not very happy about that!
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I dont think they ever return to the before time but exercise and good eating can help return your muscles to healthier shape
@ezzie26 (187)
• Australia
27 Dec 06
thank you, i guess i will just have to try to be patient.
@elle84 (174)
• Australia
14 Jan 07
my hips stayed the same after the first one but I'm pretty sure they're smaller now after the 2nd :S I can fit things nicer that I could fit before I had her lol
@armywifey (883)
• United States
29 Dec 06
You just have to let nature take it's course, something they just bounce right back after birth and sometimes they take a while. If you are exercising and eating right that is all you can do.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
27 Dec 06
You are doing the right things and sometimes it can take a bit of time to get the results you want, but walking is the thing I would do as this seems to work for me, and you have a baby to take for a walk so you can both enjoy it as well! Good luck but maybe be a bit patient.