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The how and why. 2005 I had our first baby I recovered well and besides a few stretchmarks my body returned to normal (except I kept the slightly larger boobs - bonus lol) 2007 - pregnant with our second baby and OMG this kid while average size stretched me beyond belief. Afterwards I had a little apron to keep as a souvenir and a belly that constantly after some time deflated but was more 'bloated' looking then ever before. 2010 - the final straw. Baby number 3. He settled right into where his big sister had stretched the perfect resting place. With both babies 2007 & 2010 I was quite sedentary as I suffered with SPD and the pain after activity was unbearable. Returning back to 'normal' never happened after baby number 3. I would loose weight but never my belly. I worked out hard from 2012-14 and became quite buff with a large mid section - great look hey. So much so that I was constantly asked if I was pregnant...great for ones self esteem. I finally had enough and while at the dr for another reason I asked about my belly and she suggested I speak to surgeons. The first CS I saw was so informative and so glad I saw her for information first however there was no way I was letting her do the surgery..the comment 'oh no I don't put anything through medicare as I'm sick of being audited' turned me off big time. At this stage no-one except my husband knew of my intentions. I finally told my mother in law about it and she suggested I see the same PS that did the breast reconstruction surgery for my sister in law. So I did, from there I booked in Aug 2014 then chickened out. After badgering from my husband to just suck it up and do it I finally re-booked for February 2015.