Did anyone successfully hide a pregnancy until 20 weeks?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used to be overweight. In my second pregnancy, I didn’t even tell my ex -husband I was pregnant until I was 5 months along. It made the whole pregnancy go so much faster when people only knew for the last half.

I never had to wear maternity clothes until late- I used to joke that I was growing that baby in my butt!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I didn’t try and hide my pregnancy, but I easily could have.   I didn’t start showing until 33 weeks and, before that, you couldn’t barely tell at all, especially if I was wearing looser clothing.  I was overweight before becoming pregnant. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve only hid my pregnancies until week 12 and after that I’ve pretty much done everything to try to show it off. But with the first one, I could easily have hid it until at least week 25. That’s when I had the first stranger speak up about me being pregnant.

With this pregnancy, it was easily hide-able until about week 15. But I’m at 25 weeks now and with a little work, I can hide it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I could hide until maybe 3-4 months but i get so sick that people would think I was dying if i didn’t tell them I was pregnant.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@CookieCreamCakes:  A friend of mine didn’t know she was pregnant until she was more than 8 months (I know, right?). she’s kind of heavy so, none noticed changes.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I made it to 18 weeks so almost!  I was seriously running out of clothes that could even half-hide it though.  I think I would have had to buy a muumuu to make it any further.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I hid it at work until 22 weeks. Nobody suspested it. I think it is harder to hide your actions being differnt (not going out for drinks, needing to take sick leave for appointments, feeling sick, etc) than the weight.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@julies1949:  How come you didn’t tell your husband?

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have always been a chunkier girl (overweight, not obese)… and I remember that with my first pregnancy, I really wanted to keep it a bit of a secret due to my career (thought I’d annouce it somewhere around 16 to 18 weeks)… BUT in reality I barely got to week 12… I was having such a hard time wearing “regular” clothes to work.

It was a relief to have the cat out of the bag, and give up struggling on that front… I was very happy to get into more comfy maternity clothes (that were career appropriate… as I could never have just “made do” by wearing anything “stretchy” to the office for my Professional Career)

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

All those women on “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” did… LOL 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mars62312:  Keep in mind he’s my EX husband for a reason.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@julies1949:  Missed the “ex” part!  That makes more sense, ha!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

A classmate from high school had a baby in January, and didn’t officially announce it until late October. She didn’t really get a bump-bump until around then, it just looked like she had gained some weight. People were surprised to say the least!

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