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Mum of 1

I had my baby nine months ago and I don't want another one because I don't want to get chubbier. Is that normal?

I was 19 years old when I had my baby and before that I was pretty healthy and toned and overall confident. However after my child, I'm more insecure about my weight. I had always planned to have two kids but the weight gain has completely put me off even though everyone says I'll change my mind when I'm older. Does anyone else feel like this?

I understand. It feels horrible to not be in control of the changes that pregnancy puts your body through. I would say that every pregnancy is different though and a second one might be easier on you. You never know!

Mum of 1
Pregnant mum of 1

I felt like this too, but I worked really hard to get my fitness back and just promised myself I would ensure I had a much fitter pregnancy next time round.

I have now had my second and now that I know I will never go through the process again I am so happy I can now focus on getting my fitness back and teach my children to be fit and healthy at the same time.

But if you really don't want to go through it again, it doesn't matter what your reasons are, it just means it's not right for you. You have time on your side in that way too, so just see how it goes!

Hi, I totally understand how you are feeling. I really want to get back to my pre-baby weight too. I think we always put so much pressure on ourselves but be kind to yourself. Your baby is still really young, I would give yourself time. You could start little exercise classes together and you will get there!

You still have plenty of time to have another baby too. Concentrate on you and baby for now!

Pregnant mum of 3