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Only 5 weeks - look 5 months! Help!

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HumptyDumptyBumpty Tue 07-May-13 22:12:22

I am nearly 5 weeks (4+5) and so incredibly bloated today and yesterday that a) I cannot fit any trousers or skirts, only stretchy jersey dresses/maxis on my fat whale shaped body and b) I look like I'm totally showing already - I'm so worried work will figure out way before I'm ready to tell them.

Anyone have advice on cutting down the bloating? I am eating more healthily than I have ever done before, four or five small meals, plenty of fibre, not constipated, loads of water - but I am almost breathless from this football tummy I'm lugging about hmm

Help me, MN!

honey86 Tue 07-May-13 22:26:57

thatll be water retention bloating- i got that very bad... i still get it at 14w. something about pregnancy makes you cling onto any fluid in your body. eventually mine gets replaced with a bump xx

HumptyDumptyBumpty Tue 07-May-13 22:48:40

I thought so honey. Bah. Is drinking even MORE water and peeing all night long without ever stopping the only cure?

beckie90 Wed 08-May-13 11:21:40

I heard peppermint tea was good for bloating. But yes plenty of fluids to flush out the excess fluids and is also good for digestion. I'm nearly 27wks now and been so up and down this pregnancy because of this reason, at points I thought oo I have a bump for it to go a few days later lol its still same now x

nannyof3 Wed 08-May-13 11:27:31

Tripulets? Quads? smilewink

HumptyDumptyBumpty Wed 08-May-13 11:28:29

beckie will try that - I bought loads anyway (less suss at work than decaff coffee!) thank you!

nanny don't say that - my MIL was one of triplets... I do want three, just not all at once...

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