(Closed) really tall mommys to be?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1341 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@diggthis32:  I’m not pregnant but I am 6′ so I’m curious!!

Post # 4
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Mother-In-Law was really surprised how “early” I showed because she is 6’1″ and didnt show until 5 months. 

A friend that is 6′ looks like I looked like at 10 weeks when she was 24 weeks. You could barely tell.

I think longer torsos do hide it better for longer.

Post # 5
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m 5’9 which is definitely not VERY tall but still fairly tall for a woman … and yeah, my 7-months bump is very small and manageable and I’m really not having any major troubles — my much-shorter sister had terrible constant heartburn and various other issues starting at around 6 months and keeping on until she gave birth! I have no breathing issues and the baby can only just reach my ribs, even though at this point I *should* be in some sort of constant agony from baby kicking my ribs and crowding out my lungs. So odds are things will be even easier for you with your longer torso!!!

Just means I had to schedule my maternity photos for later in the pregnancy, since the usual 28-32 weeks “magic window” I don’t really look pregnant enough for it to be worthwhile, haha.

Post # 7
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m 5’8 and I was told throughout my whole pregnancy that I never looked as far along as I was.  I’m 9 months now and when they measure my stomach at the doctors they always tell me I’m on the “average but small side”  but they point out that it’s mainly because of the length of my torso.  It’s nice… I’ve never gotten kicked in the ribs or the lungs like I’ve heard friends complain about. 🙂


Post # 8
923 posts
Busy bee

I’m 5’7” wich isn’t very tall but I have a crazy long torso and my belly was much smaller than all of the women in my birthing class ( and I was one of the fatherst along) and I think the extra torso space really helped!

Post # 9
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am 6’1″ and have a long torso. I am currently 14 weeks along and not showing at all. I can tell my mid section is getting a little bigger, but al my old clothes still fit.

This was my fear too, that I would not have the cute baby bumps that all the other woman have. But, I guess we shall see how I progress. Also, my husband is the same height as me and I am petrified that this baby is going to be huge!


Post # 10
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m 5’10, 27 weeks and have gained 27lbs so far! All in my belly and breasts. It did take me a while to show (maybe around 17 weeks-ish) and then BAM! I was worried I was gaining too much but had an appointment this week and the Dr said I look great, baby and I are both healthy and there is nothing to worry about.

It is frustrating at the beginning because you do wanna show the world, but be patient it’ll show soon!

Post # 11
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not currently pregnant but I recently had a baby. I’m 5’11”, gained around 45 lbs (ugh). At my baby shower people kept telling me I didn’t look 8 months pregnant but I felt like I had a huge bump!

Post # 12
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m 6’0, pre-preg BMI of 18.6, and at 35 weeks have gained 25 lbs with twins (don’t expect to gain much more as I’m really struggling to cram food into my squished stomach). My mum is also tall and only gained 15 with each pregnancy, so I think it’s true that tall women often gain less and/or have a smaller bump, maybe because the baby has more space to grow? People are always surprised when I say I’m having two–at my 28 week apt I was apparently measuring like I was 27 weeks with a singleton, even though the babies were right on track for their gestational age. Weird.

Post # 13
2376 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@diggthis32:  oooohhhhh good thread! i hope thats true haha!

@MrsJX3:  im the same!


i know a girl who must be 5″10 – 5″11 ish, who had a HUGE bump. she was tiny to start with though, no fat on her whatsoever and didnt put any on while pregnant either except for her massive bump

Post # 14
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not pregnant, but I’m 5’8 1/2 with a short torso and long legs. I’m not sure that helps me, haha.

Post # 15
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am 5’7-5’8 ish which isn’t very tall but I also have a long torso.. I actually have an extra vertebrae!  I am 19 weeks pregnant with my first, and although I can tell there is a little bump there, no one at work thinks I look pregnant yet.  I’ve gained about 5 lbs so far total, and my jeans just got difficult to button this week.  I think the long torso definitely has something to do with it, not just total height.  

Congratulations to you! 🙂

Post # 16
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m 5’11 1/2″, and I’m 20 weeks along. I just popped maybe in the last week or two? I definitely got thicker around the middle for a bit, but not BUMPy. Now it’s more of a bump. I was overweight to begin with, unfortunately, so I hope to not gain a lot. (10 lbs so far?)  And hoping my large frame/long torso doesn’t mean I get an enormous bump!

My biggest issue was finding maternity pants that were long enough (and big enough)! 

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