With a combination of too many naughty treats, a very sedentary day as a work-at-home mum and that annoying c-section hangover, I'm beginning to get a little self conscious about my growing spare tyre. It's not helped of course, by the growing pressure in the media for women to snap back into shape practically before they've left the maternity ward. You just wait and see what they say about the Duchess of Cambridge...
I have no intention of taking drastic measures like starving myself, going under the knife or signing up to a personal trainer. I am making sensible changes, building in a daily half-hour walk after the school run and swapping my addiction to crisps for healthy homemade fruit and vegetable juices.
Meanwhile, canny clothing manufacturers have come up with technological fashion wonders, which help to hide your bulge and have introduced some great new features into some summer wardrobe staples. This Cotton Traders swim suit features a bold leaf print designed to draw the eye away from the midriff and features a secret tummy control panel.
|Cotton Traders Swimwear - reduced currently only £16|
|Tummy control dress now £32|
|Control jeans - £30|
So what do you think of my selection? What are your tips for beating the baby bulge - or disguising it! Or does it not bother you?
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