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Showing During Pregnancy
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
Varies: It depends alot on your overall build. Most women will not show until after the first trimester or at least 12-14 weeks and some not until after 20 weeks. Women who are short waisted will tend to show earlier than women with a long waist. A thin woman will show earlier than a heavier set woman. A woman will also usually show later in the first pregnancy than in subsequent pregnancies. ...Read more
Depends: Most if not all pregnant women describe feeling some cramping from the uterus contracting. The significance on your gestational age and the severity of the cramps. If you think you are in labor then you need to evaluated in labor and delivery. If you are concerned something is wrong then contact your obgyn for instructions. ...Read more
Second trimester: During pregnancy, your abdomen should be soft unless you are having a contraction. "Braxton-Hicks" contractions start to occur intermittently during the second trimester. You may notice your abdomen is hard a few times a day. If your abd is hard very frequently or constantly, you should see your Doc. Best wishes! ...Read more
When your pregnant do your breasts start to leak milk while your pregnant or does it only happen after the babys born?
It varies: It's not uncommon to have some leakage before the baby is born. Full production, however, doesn't start until after the baby is born and the nipples are being stimulated by the infant latching. ...Read more
What does it mean when you randomly start your period when your birth control isnt up yet and then it stop and starts back everytime you have sex?
Does it hurt your tummy where the baby is when you are like first pregnant the first month when you workout?
Start showing?: At around 16 weeks most commonly when the belly starts to noticeably protrude. It would be possible to detect it earlier by the more subtle bulge that increases steadily, but men are seldom that observant. ...Read more
Usually later ...: By around 16 weeks most first time patients will go through an awkward stage where they look like they have gained weight, but are not obviously pregnant. By 24-28 weeks it is usually clear that they are pregnant, not just getting chubby. ...Read more
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hello yes this is my third pregnancy and im 2 months pregnant and my belly already poking out im showing faster what does this mean?
More fat: We cannot see you. We have no data about your weight. Usually this represents having abdominal fat. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
Prev pregnant ended w/blighted ovum at 8 weeks 3 mos ago. Current pregnancy weeks unknown pcos LMP 09/20 already showing a belly u/s empty. Is this normal?
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 ?
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?
Everybody is: not the same. It would usually come out later anyway. ...Read more
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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