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Excerpted from The Baby Bump, Twins and Triplets Edition

I Still Look Pregnant. How Long Will It Last?

I'm ready to have my pre-pregnancy body back! How long will it take?

Give your body a break — it just went through a heck of a lot of stretching and strain, and it will take time for it to recover. The good news? Your leftover bump should deflate (for the most part) within a few weeks, as your  uterus shrinks back down to its regular, plum-size proportions. As for your extra padding, get active as soon as your OB says it’s okay, eat right, and you’ll start seeing results. Remember, though, that your body went through 9 months of growing and changing. It might take just as long to feel like your old self.

Plus, more from The Bump:

20 Ways to Eat Better Post-Baby

7 Easy Ways to Lose the Baby Weight

Will Breastfeeding Help Shrink My Uterus?