Post # 1
I am going on 20 weeks and I hardly have a baby bump to show for it. To make matters more frustrating, I’ve lost 10 lbs since being pregnant (not trying to or anything) and haven’t gained any of it back.
I know most of you will say I should consider this a blessing, but I am seriously concerned. This is my first and I am worried something is wrong here.
Anyone else experience this?
Post # 3
This was me until recently and then at 27 weeks my stomach exploded! It still isn’t as big as I had expected it would be at this point, but I now definitely look pregnant. Don’t worry, the bump is coming.
Post # 4
@bunintheoven810: Have you asked your doctor?
Everyone’s bodies are different and some people just don’t show as fast as others. Are you feeling the baby move?
Post # 5
Most women will lose weight coming off of the first trimester due to morning sickness/nausea, etc. Steady weight gain will begin at some point during the second trimester….the bump depends on your size and where the baby is carrying…
Post # 6
I didn’t have a baby bump at all at 20 weeks – I was still wearing all my regular clothes and did not look the slightest bit pregnant. I had started gaining weight though but that only started around week 15 and I never had any morning sickness so it wasn’t like I was eating less. My weight gain has also been very sporadic – I’ll gain 4 lbs in a week but then hold steady for a few weeks, then it’s a pound a day several days in a row and then plateaus for 3 weeks. The weight gain never seems to follow the textbook ‘a pound a week’ so don’t worry about that.
Did you have MS? What were your eating habits like before getting pregnant? It’s not uncommon for people to lose weight during the first part of pregnancy as a result of just eating healthier. What’s your body type like? If you’re tall, have a longer torso, or have strong abdominal muscles, it’s not unusual for you to show later.
At 20 weeks, you should be having your anomaly scan soon which should hopefully put your mind at ease. I didn’t actually start to show a bit until 23 weeks and now at 26 weeks, I have officially popped and look pregnant. Don’t worry, it will happen for you very soon!
Post # 7
I’ve gained a little when I went in for my 16 week appointment. I still don’t look the least bit pregnant at 17w4d. So, I’m right there with you!
Post # 8
i’m plus sized and went into deliver wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans with just one of those tummy cover things (becuase i could zip but the button was a bit too tight).. i also lost weight while pregnant until my last 2 months. my son was born healthy
Post # 9
I -was- a size 0 or 1 pre pegnancy. Had a tiny bump at 20 weeks, and now at 34 have quite the basketball! 🙂 My doctor had told me to gain more weight though, so I just started making my meals bigger. My main lack of weight gain was the result of intense stress that had been going on around that time…I just was never hungry! 🙁 But she told me I had to “eat for my baby” lol and I definitely have a “normal” bump now 🙂 Unless your doctor mentions it, don’t worry!!! Everyone is different and trust me, that bump will come soon 😉
Post # 10
I carried my son to almost 33 weeks and it was only until about week 25 or so did you really were able to tell I was pregnant. Every woman is different and really wouldn’t worry about if you are not showing or not… All that matters is the child you are carrying is healthy
Post # 11
You don’t need to worry. I didn’t look a bit pregnant at 20 weeks, and I weighed exactly the same as my prepregnancy weight. MS took me down about 10 lbs in the first trimester. Now I’m almost 40 lbs over my prepreggo weight at 39 weeks. There’s still plenty of time to put weight on. Has your appetite been different or has MS been a factor?
Post # 12
Don’t worry! I lost weight at the beginning and have struggled to put enough on my entire pregnancy. I also didn’t even begin to show until 24 weeks and to this day at almost 39 weeks, hardly 5 strangers have asked me about my bump. As long as your doc isn’t concerned and baby is growing well, don’t stress it, mama!