Hi, as far as I am aware, it's just thickening of your tummy at the stage of pg you are at, although it is different for everyone. I remember my midwife teling me that at 9 weeks, I just looked a 'little podgy' and that I certainly wasn't showing yet! hope this helps xx
I was 10 weeks and looked like I did at 4 months with my son. AT 8 weeks people could tell I was bulging if they knew I was pg. So it happened realllly fast with me. Even now, I'm carrying so high that I look bigger. So now I'm measuring where i did at 6 months with my son (i'm 4.5 mos).
I am now 11 weeks (after 2 miscarriages last year) and very nervous... I don't want to tell people yet, but I am getting BIG... I swear that I'm as big at 11 weeks as I was at 4 or 5 months with my first pregnancy. None of my regular clothes fit... I wore regular clothes for half of my first pregnancy.
I guess our bodies are thinking-- "hey I've done this before... I know how to gorw!" and then boom!
For me, I started noticing a pudgier belly at 6 weeks (first pregnancy), and I'm sure some of it was from bloating and digestive problems. I am now 12 weeks, and I can feel that I have more of a belly, but there is still a nice layer of pudge over it. For someone who doens't know I'm pregnant, it probably just looks like I have a little pot belly. If you miscarried in your first pregnancy before showing, then it won't be like a second pregnancy where you show sooner because your muscles didn't have to stretch and adjust before. If you feel you're showing already, it's probably just the pudge and/or bloating. It's still a nice sign that something's going on down there though!!! :)
I notest that with each pregnancy (I'm on my fourth) I started showing as soon as I took the pg test. Okay maybe not the same moment but shortly after, I dont know if its partially in my head but I do know for sure there was changing. 1st pg I found out about 12wks, 2nd pg I found out at 5 months, 3rd pregnancy 8wks and 4th at 6 wks. I am also overweight but I havent gained any weight but my stomach is holding itself in a different way.
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