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A 24-year-old male asked:

Iv got a very small frame i am 7 weeks pregnant and my stomach only bloats when iv eaten and is flat in the morning is this normal?

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Dr. Ron Wright
23 years experience
Yes: A 7 wk pregnant uterus is about the size of a small orange-not very big even in a small-framed pelvis. Changes in your intestinal function are the cause of your off and on belly changes. Pregnancy causes the intestines to function more slowly, causing you to have a bigger "pooch" atfter eating sometimes. Be patient! by twenty weeks, your pooch will likely be more prominent-and permanent!
Last updated Mar 13, 2015

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