While this is not a medical condition, anyone who has had a baby knows about it! It is normal to have a bit of a ‘’jelly belly’’ for weeks after childbirth, as the abdominal muscles, connective tissue and skin have been stretched a lot. If you have experienced a lot of stretch marks, this indicates that collagen has ruptured within your skin, and you may need to accept a certain amount of ‘’increased softness’’ permanently. However, it is always possible to get a level of abdominal rehabilitation, and this is important for the support of your back and your overall physical health.