Baby Bump disappearing

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Ms_Sunshine13 :  Is this your first pregnancy? To be honest, I don’t know many people (aside from 2nd or 3rd pregnancies) who had a bump in the first place before the 2nd trimester… it’s a bit odd. 

Definitely get into see a doctor as soon as you can if it will give you peace of mind. I am thinking though, the early “bump” was maybe just water retention or similar and in the next weeks you will move into “real” bump having. 

Pregnancy can cause all kinds of worry, but do take it seriously if you feel like something is “off”

Wish you the best Bee!

Post # 4
1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Ms_Sunshine13 :  okay, that sounds like it’s just 1st pregnancy jitters to me  

Remember that pregnancy symptoms (if you have’em) change with time. You are entering the second trimester, you won’t have all of the same early pregnancy ones. It’s great news that you were just there last tuesday and all was well. Keep that in your thoughts. 

((HUGS)) I know how if feels to be equal parts excited and worried in pregnancy. Trust your instincts but try not to go overboard or it will be a very loooong 6 more months for you. 

Good luck!

Post # 5
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

In my first trimester I found my bump went up and down a lot due to bloating. This photo was taken at 11 weeks and I was convinced I’d popped. I was actually just very bloated and it went away a few days later. I had a scan at 12 weeks and baby is measuring almost a week ahead so no worries about growth etc 🙂 

I’m now 17 weeks and I’m only *just * starting to notice a real bump starting. My midwife said its completely normal for it to come and go initially but by 20 weeks most have a bump of sorts.

Post # 6
1200 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Malibou Lake Mountain Club

Ms_Sunshine13 :  i had a similar fear during my second trimester. I would have sworn the tummy was going away. but it turned out to be a lot of gas/bloating times. this is my first pregnancy, and everything keeps me on my toes. now im 37 1/2 weeks pregnant; tummy is for sure there lol

Post # 7
2855 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sounds like a normal transition from first to second trimester. I had horrible bloating for the first 12 weeks but it took until nearly 20 weeks for an actual bump to appear.

same with the symptoms. About 11 weeks they calm down as the placenta starts takin over.

Post # 8
751 posts
Busy bee

This sounds normal to me. First trimester bumps are usually bloat rather than baby so can go up and down.

And symptoms going away ispretty normal too with the change in hormone levels


Post # 9
2983 posts
Sugar bee

Oh yeah definitely. A lot of the first trimester “bump” is bloat. 

Relax! I know it’s hard, but you must. Can’t judge anything by your “bump” right now. 

Symptoms will come and go. My boobs were beyond painful for weeks and weeks, woke up one day and it was like they never hurt. Panicked of course, midwife told me to relax and I was doing nothing productive for baby by being stressed. Woke up two days later and I swear someone put lead and cement in my boobs. Hormones are funny little things!

Take care of yourself, eat well if you can and stay hydrated. Your nugget is growing!

Post # 11
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Yeah I think “bumps” are mostly all bloat in the first trimester, especially for first time moms.

I’m now 16 weeks and my “bump” looks different by the day, and not only that, different from different sides lol. I thought I had a bump at 10 weeks but it was bloating.

And yes the symptoms start to fade into the second trimester which can be a blessing! Lol


Post # 12
6770 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I’d be surprised if you had a bump at all at ten weeks, Bee. Call to schedule a quick heartbeat check today–explain that you have anxiety and that you’re having a really hard time–you aren’t the first anxious mom to need reassurance and won’t be the last. If your doctor’s office doesn’t understand find a new one. Don’t wait until Tuesday. Hugs. 

Post # 13
1123 posts
Bumble bee

Yes this was exactly how I felt. I only had my first scan/heartbeat check at 12 weeks (this is normal in the UK) and I don’t know if it was worrying about the scan or what but the 11th week was a huge worry. I was convinced my bump had got smaller rather than bigger and my symptoms had basically gone away (still not back now at 15 weeks).

Anyway I went for the scan and saw a healthy baby moving around. It was the biggest relief. Try not to worry too much, it is natural to worry about your baby and overthink things.

Post # 14
9818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ms_Sunshine13 :  it’s probably just bloating, I wouldn’t worry.  Bloating can come and go.  Your uterus doesn’t rise out of your pelvis until 12 weeks…  before then it’s down in your pelvis.  It’s not the baby that’s in that “bump”, it’s bloating and/or maybe some organs being pushed up.

Post # 15
8099 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Ms_Sunshine13 :  yup – it’s because your “bump” wasn’t really baby! It was just bloat. I was in maternity pants at like 8 weeks, but by 11-12 I was able to get back in my regular clothes for another month or so until the real baby bump started. Totally normal!

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