It really depends on how much you gained. I've heard lots of women say they lost 20 pound before they left the hospital. So if they only gained 30, I don't think 3 months is unreasonable (for some women).Oh, that story makes me and . Twelve weeks?? That's less than three months. It takes some time for physical recovery and healing after giving birth.Once at the gym, I overheard a personal trainer talking to his client, about how his wife was due soon, and how he'd have her back to 110, "A tight 110," in 12 weeks. Can you imagine being married to that? And then have a baby, which means you're stuck with him for the foreseeable future? That kind of pressure will where most women down, no matter how good their self-esteem.
I gained 75 pounds and lost it w/in four months and gained 90 the second time and lost it w/in six months. And I didn't do anything drastic. (But I had a small jelly roll that wouldn't go away.)