(Closed) Look Pregnant, but not?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah. I’m in that category. I’ve had a few women ask when I’m due. Ugh.

Post # 4
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know this isn’t something you want to hear but you might want to try and lose some of the belly bulge.  I have seen some studies that say that women who carry their weight in their stomach are more likely to have heart problems later in life.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

so this most likely does not apply to you but my super petite friend had this issue.  she worked out all the time, was tiny elsewhere but always had the baby bump.  She happened to have an MRI for another issue and they found a 15 pound bening tumor in her stomach!!!  it had been there her entire life and had been growing and growing and displacing her organs.  Apparantly they had only had a few cases of this sort of thing EVER.  She had it removed and her stomach is now super flat.

Sorry I know this 99.9% probably does not apply to you but just wanted to share.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Meowkers: Also not directly related, but a similar thing happened to my friend!  She was/is overweight though and that’s why she never noticed.

@amariem: This is how my sister is.  She’s pretty skinny (size 6-8) but she carries her weight all in her stomach.  She gets asked at work and stuff when she’s due.  However, I will say that although she’s relatively slim, she is in terrible physical shape and eats a lot of junk.

Do you think you’re in good shape?  Maybe working out/toning up would help?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I have had the same girl as me TWICE if I was pregnant.  Unfortunatley the majority of weight I gain goes directly to my stomach and no where else.  I dont think its a huge bump but its definitely there and Im self concious of it.  Most everyone else says Im crazy and I dont look pregnant but it still bothers me.  What bothers me more is that even through all that, I am still not motivated to work out and tone up 🙁

Post # 9
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know what you mean.  I love love sweets but whenever I eat them they go to my butt and thighs!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hmmm…that sounds strange.  If it is as odd as you are saying, you should check it out.  This could be a fibroid….I know someone who had that and it made her look pregnant.  Is your stomach hard? 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@amariem: That could be it.  I’d try cutting down on the junk and incorporating some ab exercises/pilates.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I, too, carry my weight around my mid section, but I hate exercising soooo much so it’s hard to lose the “baby bump” appearance 🙁

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I definitely carry fat around my midsection, which is unfortunately one of the worst places to carry it! I find that my size fluctuates GREATLY depending on my sodium intake. I notice it SO SO much more whne I have lots of nommy salt.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When I’m pre-menstrual and bloated I look legit preggers and people including my GRANDMA have made comments about it. Not cool, g-ma.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

For me, it’s a geographical thing. When I lived in the south, almost every time I went shopping or running erands, someone would ask me when I was “due” – but living in the midwest, nobody does. Not to say one location is better than another, but all these southern women kept approaching me and asking when I was going to have a baby. So embarrassing, for them AND for me.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think maybe getting it checked out just in case, i recently read a story in the news about a lady who looked pregnant and turned out it was a cyst *hunts for the webpage she read it on*

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,580204,00.html

hopefully that link will work.

It might not be the case but still getting it checked wouldn’t be a bad thing

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