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8 weeks pregnant, started off 98 pounds, now 102 pounds. Could i start showing now? My stomach is bigger and hard now!

8 weeks pregnant, started off 98 pounds, now 102 pounds. Could i start showing now? My stomach is bigger and hard now!

Wait and see: At 8 weeks pregnant the baby is still below your pubic bone and will not 'show' until weeks 14 through 16 when the uterus becomes an abdominal organ. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm 8 weeks pregnant today. 98 lbs post pregnancy, have only gained 3 lbs but my belly is huge. Could I already be showing?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant today. 98 lbs post pregnancy, have only gained 3 lbs but my belly is huge. Could I already be showing?

Bloating : At 8 weeks the baby is very tiny but the hormonal changes cause lots of bloating. Perhaps that's it or you are further along than you think ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant bled 5 days period like bleeding no clots. Have i miscarried? How come i didn't pass clots or bleed a lot? Showing -ve then +ve.

8 weeks pregnant bled 5 days period like bleeding no clots. Have i miscarried? How come i didn't pass clots or bleed a lot? Showing -ve then +ve.

Need follow up: The only way to know will be to schedule a follow up appointment. At 8 weeks your doctor will need to do a sonogram to check on the status of the baby. Bleeding in early pregnancy should be promptly evaluated. Your pregnnacy test would stay positive either way because there are still pregnnacy hormones after a miscarriage. An exam is the next step. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant. When will i actually start to show? I have been pregnant twice before. I had a miscarriage both times.

I am 8 weeks pregnant. When will i actually start to show? I have been pregnant twice before. I had a miscarriage both times.

Usually about 16-18 : Depending on your body's shape and if you are normal weight, you usually will start to show about 16-18 weeks along. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant. Can I use icy hot?

I am 8 weeks pregnant. Can I use icy hot?

Icy hot on what?: The use of Icy Hot packs should only be on sore muscles and not placed on your developing abdomen at this time. Consult with your OB MD who should be providing ongoing care for you at this point. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 8 weeks pregnant but have no sickness is this normal? Thank you

Hi, I am 8 weeks pregnant but have no sickness is this normal? Thank you

Normal: Yes it is normal. Some women (lucky ones) never have any morining sickness. So count your blessings and congratulations/best of luck with your pregnancy. Dr. R ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant and sometimes I get very jittery, what can that be the cause? I have my first appointment in 3 days from now.

I am 8 weeks pregnant and sometimes I get very jittery, what can that be the cause? I have my first appointment in 3 days from now.

Thyroid stimulated: Most pregnant women have a temporary stimulation of their thyroid during the first trimester. It is entirely normal and causes a lot of the symptoms associated with the first trimester. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant what multivitamins should I take?

I am 8 weeks pregnant what multivitamins should I take?

Many good ones but..: There are many good prenatal vitamins. One of the most important ingredients is folic acid, proven to prevent neural tube defects, but I have become aware of research suggesting that synthetic Folic Acid may increase breast cancer risk. Safest choice may be one that provides the natural 5-mthf form of folate such as basic prenatal by thorne research and prenatal pro by designs for health. ...Read more

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Hi?I work at a service station and am 8 weeks pregnant..is it safe

Hi?I work at a service station and am 8 weeks pregnant..is it safe

Depends: If you are being exposed to toxic fumes (gas/diesel/oil, etc) then there could be some risk. If there is no significant toxic exposure then you should be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have brown stringy discharge in my urin. I am 8 weeks pregnant. What could that be?

I have brown stringy discharge in my urin. I am 8 weeks pregnant. What could that be?

See your doctor: You could have a urinary tract infection, a vaginal infection or could have had some slight spotting earlier which is now showing up as a brown discharge. You should see your doctor and have an ultrasound and speculum exam... ...Read more