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SUPER BLOATED since pregnant - normal?
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by G_S, Aug 07, 2008
I am around 5 weeks pregnant and I have been bloated ever since I my conception...is this normal?? is it a good sign? My stomach is so popped out all the time. I have absolutely no other symptoms of pregnancy
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by jennymay, Aug 07, 2008
Ugh, I totally feel your pain, and from what I have read it is totally normal! I am bloated constantly, it never, ever seems to go away!
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by ovaz129, Aug 07, 2008
Yep... totally normal.  It has to do with the progesterone that your body is producing.  Progesterone smoothes out your muscles and makes your intestines a bit swollen.  So, you will find that you will have an extra amount of gas too!!!  Lovely, isn't it?  :)  Congrats on your pregnancy!
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by G_S, Aug 07, 2008
Thanks for your responses. You are actually right I have been a beany baby :) .. I guess now rather than blaming the beans for the gas I can put it on pregnancy.

Nice to hear that bloating is normal. I have not told anyone at work about my pregnancy and dont want to until 5-6 months into it...but my bloated stomach already looks pregnant ...hehe!
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by kjbutcher, Aug 07, 2008
chances are the bloating will go away soon and tummy will go back to almost normal.  You should be able to get away with the 5-6 month thing.  I didnt end up getting my belly  until about 25 weeks and I was 33 weeks before the first person ever commented on the baby issue.  Dont forget to drink a bunch of water.  The gas...my husband told me at 12 weeks that we would have no other children because I smelled like an elephant!  I guess men get pregnancy gas amnesia since we are trying again.  Good Luck and enjoy!
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by G_S, Aug 07, 2008
haha...that's funny....thank god mine r not smelly; are noisy though (oops)

good to learn that bloatimg will go away. and u r right i need to start drinking more water...i barely drink 4 glasses a day
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by ovaz129, Aug 07, 2008
hahaha... it will go away soon.  I am in my 10th week and freaked out a few days ago because I thought I wasn't preggo anymore because my bloating has gone down significantly!!!  But, now that I know everything is just fine, I am sooo thankful that it is disappearing :)  I feel MUCH better now!  So, in a few more weeks you will be wayyy less bloated. :)
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by JoyRenee, Aug 07, 2008
It's normal!
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by martikadragoon, Aug 07, 2008
I was SUPER bloated all thru the first 10 weeks of my pregnancy at least!!! I think it may have lasted longer til about 12-14w.  but it goes away only to be replaced by a feeling of fullness from your uterus growing up!
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by G_S, Aug 08, 2008
wow....so i guess i just need to get used to it for the next 9 months