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Feeling fat during pregnancy

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Zoe81 Sat 03-Sep-11 20:02:24

I am currently 15 weeks pregnant and I'm finding gaining weight very difficult. I don't want to go to any social events as nothing looks nice on me. I'm at that stage where everyone just thinks I'm getting fat. All my lovely clothes no longer fit me nicely and I find myself in the same black smock just for comfort. Has anyone else felt like this and does it pass when you get a proper bump?

Maya6 Sat 03-Sep-11 20:13:10

Hiya I am 13 weeks and can't help as feeling fat too! Just want some good clothes that don't make me look even fatter

phlossie Sat 03-Sep-11 20:15:04

I'm 17 weeks and feel pretty fat, though my bump is quite defined already (3rd baby). It's worth investing in some nice maternity clothes - they can be tricky to find, so shop around for what suits/fits you best. I like Jojo Maman Bebe, H&M and Top Shop. I had one lovely pair of jeans that I wore to death.

With weight gain - yes, it's easier when you look properly pregnant. IMO it doesn't hurt to watch what you eat, just don't be silly about it! And do some exercise like swimming and yoga (it'll help during birth and help you get your figure back after).

I piled it on with my first - I'm someone who really needs to be careful with my weight and had dieted loads before, plus I found morning sickness eased when I wasn't empty - and I worked somewhere with an amazing subsidised canteen!

I hope that helps!

Nagoo Sat 03-Sep-11 20:17:43

IME everyone goes through this bit. In a couple of weeks you will realise that you get to eat the 'all day breakfast' sandwich option because you are allowed to be fat and it's brilliant. I got massive bumps with mine and wore fitted clothes to show off the tummy. It gets better, but you have my full sympathy, this bit is shit.

focus on the boobs everyone else will be

Zoe81 Sat 03-Sep-11 20:28:04

Thank you everyone! Yeah I've been trying to watch what I eat, but my craving for a Wispa a day won't go away! I spend a frustrating day last week with my husband trying to find nice maternity clothes, but unfortunately most shops think you should look like Vicky Pollard and wear tracksuit bottoms and t-shirts during pregnancy. You can get a lot of things online, but it is the one time in your life that you really need to try stuff on first! I think once I have had the baby I'm going to open a maternity clothes shop that has dressy things for mums like me, there is a gap in the market there!

Nagoo Sun 04-Sep-11 08:03:48

Zoe I bought a ton of stuff of ebay, so you can have a lot more choice and also resell it if it's wrong. You can get 8 pairs of jeans instead of 1.

bigeyes Sun 04-Sep-11 11:06:03

Zoe as a temporary boost to get your through this 'feeling fat' bit until you have a noticeable bump, why dont you treat yourself to:

Having hair cut, or just styled, new colour
New make-up?
New acessories - a pretty scarf is easy way to detract from the middle area with some statement jewlery maybe
Do your nails.

Im not really into all this stuff (well I do have a few scarves) all the time, but Ive found I made more of an effort last time and this time when pg. It might just be a little pick me up you need. smile

FYI I got a lot of stuff off the Next sale (online) in special offers sections including a lovely cream ruffle blouse and some khaki chinos.

QuiltySecrets Mon 05-Sep-11 16:56:47

Just to say - it does pass. I felt so conscious of putting on weight - which I did quite quickly - but I felt I still didn't look pregnant, just fat. And I agonised over it. It really does get easier though. Do what bigeyes says - lots of little treats to make you feel better. Pamper yourself. And the bump will come soon enough!

pregnantmimi Tue 06-Sep-11 05:11:18

your not fat your pregnant chill out you can have your body back soon and every extra pound is carrying that beautyful baby of yours xx

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