What will happen to my already fat stomach when I get pregnant.

(12 Posts)
Leapord Fri 03-Jul-15 22:42:08

I've always carried all of my weight on my stomach and already look around 4-5 months pregnant. I'm just wondering what will happen to that fat when I get a bump? Will It look huge or just even out?

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Fri 03-Jul-15 22:59:00

If it's anything like mine it will stretch to accommodate the bump. Afterwards it won't shrink back, not having been toned or stretchy to begin with. I still look about five months pregnant except now it's a bit wobblier. grin

MissCherry8 Fri 03-Jul-15 23:07:31

I'm curious on this, it's always frightened me. I lost 9 stone 4 years ago and whilst I've kept it all off (gained a stone, which I plan to lose before I get pregnant so my bmi is more than under 25) I have a bit of a tummy which is unnoticeable unless I get undressed (although it's not as bad as I thought, being young it sort of sprung back, just looks like I've had a child really).

I thought about having surgery to flatten it but then if I was to have children it would weaken the muscles and go back or then maybe if I was to wait and have it after I've had children. But my main concern is how would it look during pregnancy because I think I'd be very self concious, even dressed.

Leapord Fri 03-Jul-15 23:07:49

Ahh ok! I couldn't help but wonder if I'd look 9 months when I was actually only 3 or 4! Thankssmile

Oysterbabe Fri 03-Jul-15 23:13:16

I wasn't very overweight to start with but I am an apple so carry my weight round the middle. I also have really weak and shit core muscles. I'm 10 weeks and already have a very noticeable bump.

happybubblebrain Fri 03-Jul-15 23:13:19

I was very, very slim before getting pregnant (size 6). I put on nearly 5 stone and never lost it - booo. Actually I don't mind that much, being slim is nowhere near as important as I once thought it was.

I know someone that started pregnancy quite plump (size 14). She stayed about that size and didn't put on any weight, she didn't even look that pregnant. And when the baby was born she was instantly a size 10.

I do wish I'd started fat and ended slim, not the other way around.

gingerbreadmam Fri 03-Jul-15 23:15:51

i was big when i fell. generous size 16. i thought id conceal my bump under all the weight for a while...nope i have a massive round bump and at 24wks constantly get when r you due and this face shock when i respond.

i hope that helps.

perfectlybroken Fri 03-Jul-15 23:16:34

I'm slim but have always had a tummy. When pregnant it goes lively and smooth and taut, then goes back to being slightly flabbier than before once the baby comes out!

perfectlybroken Fri 03-Jul-15 23:17:27

lovely not lively!

MsVestibule Fri 03-Jul-15 23:32:20

Before I became pregnant with DC1, I wasn't overweight but was very definitely an apple shape, lots of fat/flab around my middle. I didn't actually start to look pregnant until I was past 20 weeks - my tummy then just stretched, and for the first time in my life, I had a firm tummy!!!

Immediately after she was born, I was absolutely appalled by my horrendously 'spongy' flabby tummy; it really did look awful and I was worried it was going to be like that forever. It did go back to normal though within a few weeks, perhaps as a result of walking about 15 miles every week with the pram.

SlideIn Fri 03-Jul-15 23:37:47

I similarly carry all my weight on my tummy, and looked borderline bumpy as a 16 before - not helped by massive knockers, would be asked if I was pregnant monthly. I showed at around four months and really, really loved my bump- smooth and firm and I felt gorgeous when not boaky. Baby now 9mths, and I am a bit bigger, I had to buy an 18 for a wedding a fortnight ago. But I care less; my body did something amazing, and having had my gallbladder out when he was 4mths so not able to do as much exercise as I'd planned (not much, couple of miles a day with the dog and an occasional kettlebell class) I'm just grateful it all still works tbh.

LucyBabs Fri 03-Jul-15 23:46:35

I had my first baby almost 7years ago. I was a size 12 no tummy fat but curvy figure (sob)
I went up to a generous size 14 when pregnant.

I was a size 12 leaving the hospital 2 days after dd was born and back wearing skinny jeans two weeks later! I was 25 and obviously lucky.

I'm now 33, a size 18 with no sign of getting fit. My tummy looks about 7 months pregnant.

I've had one dc since my dd but food intake got way out of control after two bereavements.

Sorry just wanted to vent shock

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