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Waist expansion

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Poppet77 Thu 06-Feb-14 21:15:12

I am 13wks and 5 days pregnant, but am rather alarmed at my waist expansion. Some of my trousers that I had given up wearing due to being too loose are now uncomfortably tight. I don't think I have put on much weight anywhere else apart from my boobs and I don't have an obvious pregnant bump - I could just be fat!. I am normally a size 8-10 and have been consistent with this for many years. I am not massively overeating. I am exercising but at a lower intensity and a bit less frequently and less long than before pregnant. Just wondering if anyone else has experience such an extent of weight gain so early in pregnancy.

LavenderFox Thu 06-Feb-14 21:27:42

Well your gut is moving upwards and often quite bloated at this stage, too so it can be very normal, just not very dignifying.... I found that bit surprisingly hard even if I logically knew pregnant women get a big tummy...

sofpp83 Thu 06-Feb-14 21:28:59

Hi poppet, I'm pregnant with my first and I too was alarmed at the sudden weight gain. I gained nearly a stone in the first twice weeks but seemed to have a great deal of water retention which seems to have gone for the time being (now 28 weeks) I wouldn't be too concerned as everybody is different. My biggest worry is about losing it again after. I lost 7 and a half stone prior to becoming pregnant and now I have to watch it going back on. You may find the weight gain will slow down for a few weeks. I read somewhere you should gain about 2 stone during pregnancy. I've nearly hit thatblush . I hope this helps to know you're not alone! grin

sofpp83 Thu 06-Feb-14 21:29:59


sharkey1187 Thu 06-Feb-14 22:20:52

I'm a 10 - 12 normally.. Just over 12 weeks. I can't fit into my jeans and have resorted to comfy joggers around the house. Desperately working out how I can make them into suitable work attire. And I've not gained any weight since my booking appointment. Yet it's still expanding!

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