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When Pregnant When Do You Start Showing
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
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
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
Is she or isn't she?: Be careful who you ask! many of us who were not pregnant have been asked if we were :). So it is risky looking at someone's belly and assuming she is pregnant unless she announces it. If asking on behalf of oneself, an expectant woman might notice a fullness in the second trimester. But trying to estimate how far along is best done with ultrasound estimates of the number of weeks of gestation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-5 weeks after sex: Common early pregnancy symptoms include some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions or cravings. These symptoms are due to quickly rising hormone levels. ...Read more
Varies a lot!: Showing varies by parity (how many babies you've already delivered), mom's health, nutrition of mom and baby, body habitus, genetics, athleticism, on and on. Generally at 12-18 weeks gestation. But this is by no means a hard and fast rule. You should have seen your OB before the 6th week to get a history, project an edc, assess high risk factors, start vitamins, an get testing out of the way. ...Read more
Average 14-16 weeks: It depends on your body and the amount of body fat. If you are a skinny girl, you can start showing at 14 weeks. ...Read more
A woman I was with says she's pregnant and showing after 2.5 weeks. Is this possible? Could it be mine?
A relative is five months pregnant but hardly showing. Is this predictive of an smaller persona down the line?
I've always been small, never above 110 really. Now i'm pregnant, at 11 weeks and wondering does that affect when i'll start "showing"?
I found out i was pregnant at 5 weeks , I am now 8 weeks as of today and i'm showing twice as much , and sick all the time . What do this mean?
I am currently 5 months pregnant ..my height is 4'9 I weight 174 ..and I'm hardly showing ..why is that?..I've heard the shorter the faster u show..
Pregnancy : All women carry a pregnancy differently. Patients often state friends or relatives make comments that they look too small or too big and their pregnancies are progressing normally. At 20 weeks the top of your uterus should be about the level of your belly button. Depending on your body shape, and baby's position you may or may not show. ...Read more
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