I just found out I'm 9 weeks pregnant, how soon will I start showing?
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Congratulations! It really depends on the woman and the number of pregnancies she's had. Most women tend to show a little later during their first pregnancies (after 12 weeks or so, and even up to 24 weeks for some women), and a little sooner during their second and so forth. Good luck!
I didn't show before almost 6 months and I was quite thin. It was my first and I could definitely see my pants being tighter but no one ever noticed my bump until 21 or 22 weeks.. but then OMG I got really big really fast. It depends on so many factors...
Erin - posted on 05/26/2009
How early you begin to look pregnant is a very individual thing. Personally, my jeans became tight at 6-7 weeks and I was in maternity clothes at 10 weeks, which is very early. Big baby bumps (and big babies!) run in my family though so it was no surprise to me that I got a belly so soon. My daughter ended up being 9lb 6oz and my fundal height was 49cm 3 days before she was born - I was ENORMOUS. I think it can also depend on your size pre-pregnancy. I was slim and my stomach was flat so I showed much sooner than my friend who already had a tummy. Don't stress out about when you start to look pregnant... Even though having a LITTLE belly is cute and exciting, if you're anything like me by the end of the pregnancy you'll be massive and uncomfortable and OVER IT lol. Congrats and good luck.
User - posted on 05/26/2009
Every woman is different. I was 4 weeks away from delivering and people were just starting to notice i was prego! They were shocked when i told them yeah i was pregnant. My first pregnancy i gained 12 pounds and my second pregnancy i gained 7 1/2 pounds. Both my kids weighed 7lbs 5oz at birth. I'm not huge, but i'm not a twigg either. I think it depends on your body type and some woman just dont gain much weight at all i think i could notice myself when i was 14 weeks on about both of my kids.
Crystal - posted on 05/26/2009
Well this is my first tym getting pregnant and i waz so anxious to start showing sadly i didn't start showing until i waz damn near six months. But it's different for everyone so i agree with Jennifer Howley maybe around 14 wks.
Nik - posted on 05/26/2009
It's different for everyone. Your uterus wont grow past your pelvic bone until after 12 weeks, any time after that you can start showing. You may, however, get enough bloating and swelling in all the right places as early as 8 weeks. ; )
Sherie - posted on 05/26/2009
well i was pretty little (110 lbs and 5.1 ft) when i got pregnate and by 8 wks i was showing some, but mostly my jeans were to tight. i did the trick of using a rubberband around the button instead of buttoning them. just until i was big enough to wear maternity clothes.
Stephanie - posted on 05/26/2009
Depends on your body size and how big baby is.
My jeans got tight at around 6wks with each of my boys. For the most part, most women start showing around 20wks or so; I had a 'baby bump' at 9 or 10wks, if not a little sooner, but understand, I gave birth to 2 boys who were 9lbs each and 8yrs apart.
Good luck and congrats.
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