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Hi there.  I had a dnc procedure around May 23rd. It has been over 3 months now and my stomach still looks like I am pregnant.  When I had the procedure, my baby was almost 3 months but I looked like I was 5 months pregnant.  About a year prior to the dnc, I had another dnc due to another miscarriage. But that procedure was done after the tissues of my baby had already come out naturally.  It was done coupled with another surgical procedure to remove a dermoid cyst.  However, after that procedure, my stomach was completely flattened.  Could it be that my stomach is not returning to it's normal size quickly because I did not let the baby come out naturally this time? Will I get my flat stomach back?  Will having 2 pregnancy's with dnc within 1 year and a few months hinder that from happening?  How can I get fit in my abdomen/stomach area?  Thanks.  Hope I don't sound vain, but I don't want to go out shopping for new clothes.  My clothes size has changed in the waist because of this.  Thanks again. S

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The shape of your abdomen could be caused by several things.

You could be bloated and carrying extra fluids and/or have digetive problems. Cut out all junk foods, and sugary foods, especially those contaiining sorbitol which is found in many candies. Improve your gut health be eating yogurt with active yeast cultures, and five servings of fresh fruit every day, this will help you empty your bowels.

As to your abdominal muscles, strengthen your deepest abdominal layer, your Transverse Abdominis. This is your body's internal "girdle" and is responsible for flattening the abdominal wall. For full details on how to receondition your abdominal wall after pregnancy visit my web site——www(dot)befitmom.com——and select Reconditioning After Pregnancy. There's also a discription of a Transverse Abdominis exercise listed under Strength and Core Conditioning During Pregnancy.
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I can answer all questions regarding prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. I will not answer any questions that are not related to prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. I will not answer questions regarding getting pregnant, or signs or symtoms, only fitness and exercise during and after pregnancy. No due dates, medical problems during pregnancy, signs or symtpoms of pregnancy, pregnancy tests, vaginal problems/smells/discharge, periods or ovulation.

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Pre-and-Postnatal Exercise Specialist ACE certified Personal Trainer Author: "Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best" Book Author: "Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning" DVD Founder: BeFit-Mom Teacher: Post Pregnancy Exercise Workshops

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IDEA Health and Fitness Association

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numerous regional parenting magazine

Education/Credentials
Dancing Thru Pregnancy, Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist Certification 2000 Resist-a-Ball Core Program, 1999 American Council on Exercise, Personal Trainer Certificate, 1999 Peak Performance, San Francisco, CA, Pilates Instructor Training Program, 1992 Health and Fitness Institute, Cal State Hayward, Personal Trainer Certificate, 1990 American College of Sports Medicine, Group Exercise Leader, 1989 Boston Conservatory, BFA/Dance, 1982

Awards and Honors
�Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning�, 2005. Winner of the Platinum Award from the Family Review Center, 2007.

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