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Doctor insights on: Showing During Pregnancy

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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If she i pregnant when will her belly starts showing to others?

If she i pregnant  when will her belly starts showing to others?

Variable: This is different for everyone. Usually first-time moms begin showing with a "baby bump" around 12 to 16 weeks. If it is not the first pregnancy, then the woman may show sooner. ...Read more

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A month pregnant and belly already showing this 4 baby what it mean?

A month pregnant and belly already showing this 4 baby what it mean?

It means nothing: There is very little growth of the uterus at 4 weeks pregnant to cause the abdomen to protrude. In other words, the uterus is still below the pubic bone in your pelvis and will not show. Multiple pregnancies(twins) or errors in pregnancy dating can show "early" on but not this soon. ...Read more

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I'm currently 115 pds and just found out I'm pregnant. I look bloated but wondering what week will my abdomen start feeling hard? I'm showing already

I'm currently 115 pds and just found out I'm pregnant. I look bloated but wondering what week will my abdomen start feeling hard? I'm showing already

Thin preggos!: JeanineH-first, Congratulations! Generally the uterus is at the belly button at 20 weeks, so this is when your belly will start "feeling harder". Your having bloating right now from all of the hormones you are secreting. When you are ready to have your baby, your uterus sits right under your breastbone. That's when your belly feels really hard! Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it true that with a second pregnancy the belly shows up in earlier stage of pregnancy than the first one? How far along should it be showing?

Being pregnant: A fetus grows at predictable rates and not faster than a previous fetus. But, fat in the pelvis may collect faster and thus show a "bigger" belly. But, the bigger belly is not the uterus. ...Read more

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When do you typically start showing with your second pregnancy. 15w and feel like i have a little belly when i stand but when i sit it looks like fat.

When do you typically start showing with your second pregnancy. 15w and feel like i have a little belly when i stand but when i sit it looks like fat.

Yes: You tend to show earlier with the next pregnancies The muscles relax earlier and you show earlier than with your first baby If there is a question get an Ultrasound congrats on your pregnancy ...Read more

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If my belly is showing at only four weeks into my pregnancy does that mean twins?

If my belly is showing at only four weeks into my pregnancy does that mean twins?

Not pregnancy: At 4 wks the embryo is less than a fourth of an inch in length and its surrounding structures occupy a similar small volume. If you at pouching out it would be from lax muscles from prior childbirth or gas or both. ...Read more

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M 16 weeks 3 days 1st time pregnant .Should i go for altrasound for baby sex determination? But my belly still not showing.

M 16 weeks 3 days 1st time pregnant .Should i go for altrasound for baby sex determination? But my belly still not showing.

Better Reason!: An ultrasound is not primarily done for sex determination. It should be done to determine how far along the pregnancy is and to verify that the fetus appears normal. I understand that in india sex determination is illegal since parents were selectively aborting female fetuses. Is this practice common in pakistan? ...Read more

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At 5 weeks pregnant, my belly already started showing.None of my pants are fitting.Don't feel gaseous.We ve not informed anyone.Feeling shy.Cause?

At 5 weeks pregnant, my belly already started showing.None of my pants are fitting.Don't feel gaseous.We ve not informed anyone.Feeling shy.Cause?

Perhaps not pregnant: Hi, it's unusual to be showing at 5 weeks. Did you do a home pregnancy test? Did you repeat it about 7 days later? Hpreg.T sometime show false positive. You should seek help from your health card provider. She can test you for pregnancy and for other causes of belly swelling. Please be proud of your pregnancy and don't be shy. Most couples don't tell others until end of first trimester (12 weeks). ...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?

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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When does your belly start to feel hard when your pregnant? Which part starts to change first? Is it lower near your vagina or upper in the middle ?

When does your belly start to feel hard when your pregnant? Which part starts to change first? Is it lower near your vagina or upper in the middle ?

It varies: The uterus grows out of pelvis and can be barely felt in the bottom of your belly at 3 months. By 5 months you feel it at the umbilicus. ...Read more

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Can you become pregnant if the penis is rubbed against wet underwear along the vagina near the entrance? When does your belly start to show?

Can you become pregnant if the penis is rubbed against wet underwear along the vagina near the entrance? When does your belly start to show?

Possible: Pregnancy is always possible but it does not sound highly likely. Don't wait for a "belly." buy a cheap pregnancy test or go to local health dept/authority to find out by testing...Not guessing. ...Read more

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When should my pregnant belly get round?

When should my pregnant belly get round?

Depends: The top of the uterus reaches the navel at about 20 weeks, so that the lower belly will start rounding out a few weeks before that depending on your initial size and weight. ...Read more

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Can the scan on the abdomen detect pregnancy?

Can the scan on the abdomen detect pregnancy?

Depends: It all depends on the type of scan and the gestational age of the embryo or fetus...But remember... "scans" that use radiation such as a ct should not be used if possible while pregnant due to potentially harmful effects of radiation on the developing embryo or fetus. For this reason, essentially all centers will first screen a woman of child bearing age with a pregnancy test before ordering a ct. ...Read more

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Hoe many weeks until my pregnant belly shows?

Hoe many weeks until my pregnant belly shows?

Depends on person: Some won't show until later, depends on your body type. ...Read more

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Tingly feelings in abdomen after sex, pregnant?

Tingly feelings in abdomen after sex, pregnant?

Tingling sensation: In abdomen does not mean you are pregnant. Please take a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. ...Read more