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My bump is changing size, why is this?

(8 Posts)
Jemima1988 Sat 15-Feb-14 13:21:57

Hi, first post on mumsnet!

I'm waiting for a dating scan as I'm unsure on my dates due to having polycystic ovary syndrome but I'm probably about 6/7 weeks.

Firstly for those dates my bump is huge, it's noticable and I'm sure it shouldn't be for a good few weeks. It also goes quite a bit bigger in the evenings.

It's my first pregnancy so sorry if this is a stupid question.

purplebaubles Sat 15-Feb-14 13:25:10

First pregnancy? Sorry, but more likely to be wind/bloating than a bump! Proper bumps don't show til about 15+ weeks. (can be as early as 9 weeks in future pg's, but that's because the muscles have already been stretched/damaged)

In my first pg, I think I almost wished myself a bump (if that makes sense!) and it was definitely bloating!

KitKat1985 Sat 15-Feb-14 13:48:39

I was definitely very bloated the first few weeks of pregnancy, giving a 'bump' type look. This is why your 'bump' will change size a bit depending how bloated you are. It's fairly normal I think so I wouldn't worry about it.

Mummyk1982 Sat 15-Feb-14 15:05:53

I would agree- bloat!! My mum used to comment on my pot belly during early pregnancy but knowing now (35+3) what my bump feels like (solid as a rock) and knowing what my belly felt like early on, it really mostly was bloat til about 16 weeks or so. It felt firm but had some give, and I was a lot bigger in the evenings than in the mornings. Now I'm just big all day every day! Lol!

Plateofcrumbs Sat 15-Feb-14 15:53:52

At 18 weeks the size of my bump still varies drastically between morning and evening and from one day to the next.

SicknSpan Sat 15-Feb-14 16:28:14

I'm 25 weeks and my bump is noticeably bigger at the end of the day. I just put it down to muscles relaxing and stretching with gravity!

Scotmum83 Sat 15-Feb-14 20:16:57

I was really bloated in early pregnancy and looked like I had a bump too. You may be further along than you think if like me you weren't having periods. I thought I was 4 weeks but was closer to 9 when I had an early scan!

K8eee Sat 15-Feb-14 23:19:10

Yep, defo bloating. I'm 35 weeks tomorrow and I thought in the early days I had a bump but definitely not now I know what this feels like. As with another poster, my bump is hard and blood uncomfortable!!! If your a front or back sleeper make the most of it! grin

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