(Closed) When did you start showing?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you start showing?
    Within 1 month : (1 votes)
    2 %
    2 months : (7 votes)
    14 %
    3 months : (16 votes)
    31 %
    4 months or even later : (27 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 3
    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I was almost 7 months before I actually looked pregnant instead of having just eaten a big meal.  

    Post # 4
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    About 4 months.

    Post # 5
    1949 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I voted 2 months. I was about 10 weeks along when some of my shirts started getting a little tight across the tummy. It isn’t the baby, but it’s my preexisting chub that’s being punched up/out. At 14.5 weeks now, I definately look pregnant enough for people to give me looks and stammer around asking

    Post # 6
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I was about half way through my pregnancy before I looked pregnant unless i was naked and you were familiar with my body. Not really until about 7 or 7.5 months was it patently obvious I was pregnant to stranger and you’d have to be an idiot to think I was just full or chubby in the belly.

    Post # 7
    4582 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was at about the four month mark when I really started to show, but my pants definitely got tight early on.

    Post # 8
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was 5 months when it was obvious to strangers.  Friends began questioning around 3 months, but that was more for the boobs than for the belly.  

    Post # 9
    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I started showing around 3 months, now at 17 weeks I am noticeably pregnant. People still tread carefully when asking, but the bump is very visible. 

    Post # 10
    5107 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would say most people I know start showing in between 3-4 months.

    Post # 11
    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would say that I was about 6 months before people actually started noticing that I was pregnant, but I was about 5 months before I started to have to adjust my clothing.

    Post # 12
    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    You can’t really ‘show’ until your uterus has grown enough that it is out of your pelvis, which happens around 12 weeks or later. Ladies saying they are showing earlier are no doubt bigger, but it is due to a combination of things: bloating, constipation, and / or the fact that our muscles are more lax from the Relaxin hormone loosening ligaments and such. Also nausea can lead to eating more in some cases, for me it did – I had to eat right away if I was hungry and I only could eat certain things. So that led to some weight gain. 

    So it depends what  you mean by ‘showing’. You won’t actually show a baby bump until past 12 weeks. But you could be bigger than you normally are really early on. I did not consider all the other reasons pregnancy makes you bigger (gassiness, bloating, constipation, early weight gain, looser muscles) before I decided to get pregnant before my wedding, hah. Let me just say it was a stressful ride, trying to guess if I would actually fit into my wedding dress or not. (I did in the end). And that was only at 9.5 weeks. 

    Oh, and your boobs will get bigger real quick. Mine started growing by 5 or 6 weeks. 

    Post # 13
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee

    I started showing around 11 weeks. Now at 15 weeks my belly is very much prominent and noone has to guess. However, I have a small frame, short torso, and I am only 5ft tall haha, so that probably contributed a lot.

    Post # 14
    5 posts

    I’m a newcomer here, so within 1 month.

    Post # 15
    1477 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I had a VERY noticable bump at 10 weeks.

    Post # 16
    3775 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    First baby: about 2.5 months

    Second baby: as soon as the second line appeared on the test 🙂


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