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When did you start to show in your first pregnancy?

(29 Posts)
Purplelilly Sun 13-Dec-15 01:27:38

I've read that women start to show in their first pregnancy around week 12-14. I'm wondering what your experience was. When did you find you were showing and when did people start to notice?

I'm 11 weeks on Monday and have a visible bump. I'm wondering how much of it is wind (not felt particularly windy though!) I'm 5'7 and was 9st at my first midwife appointment. I've always had a bit of podge on my belly though, but now its firm under there.

Reebok Sun 13-Dec-15 02:54:43

I can't remember exactly which week but I know it was sometime after my 20 week scan. Having said that I had hyperemesis (as I do now with baby two) and lost a lot of weight.

PetrovaFossil1 Sun 13-Dec-15 03:05:55

About week 18 for me (similar height/weight to you).
Was very bloated up to about week 12 though!

Sanch1 Sun 13-Dec-15 07:35:30

Not until 21/22 weeks with my first.

Runningupthathill82 Sun 13-Dec-15 08:27:33

Around 15 weeks. Had a definite and visible bump by 20 weeks.

WanderingTrolley1 Sun 13-Dec-15 08:29:21

With my first, about 22 weeks.

jellypi3 Sun 13-Dec-15 08:51:13

Most places I read said with your first you are likely to show closer to 18-20 weeks. That was certainly the case for me, up until then my "bump" was all bloat, but from around 18 weeks I had a small bump.

Archer26 Sun 13-Dec-15 09:01:24

I felt I started to 'thicken' at week 10 and someone even asked me that week too. It wasn't a bump as such just a definite thickening of my waist as I had quite a defined waist not a stealth boast, my thighs make up for it hmm

I wasn't sure if it was simply gas too though. I suffered with early sickness and the only things I could eat were bread and fizzy water both which make me bloated!

Champagneformyrealfriends Sun 13-Dec-15 09:20:40

By 15 weeks it was obvious if you knew me but my hips spread too so anybody who didn't would just have thought I was tubby! 23 weeks now and it's unavoidable lol xx

CityMole Sun 13-Dec-15 09:21:13

Day 1, on my boobs grin

I'm 19 weeks with my first and starting to notice a little curve to my belly if I really look for it, but still no bump and people say "are you sure you're pregnant" which is really annoying, and also not great to hear with week before the big scary scan. Apparently the next growth spurt is when the weight of the baby pushes it forward and out, and good bye stomach muscles.

MaryEllen1 Sun 13-Dec-15 09:51:30

About 16 weeks but really popped at about 20 weeks

eckythumpenallthat Sun 13-Dec-15 09:56:39

About 28/30 weeks

Junosmum Sun 13-Dec-15 10:59:41

I was really bloated until about 14 weeks, so I appeared to be showing but wasn't. I was in normal clothes until at least 17 weeks, some of my smaller clothes stopped fitting a little before that though. I went out in 'normal' clothes at 22 weeks, I felt dreadful all night and next morning I had a proper belly, it was like baby was saying 'nope, you ain't squashing me in to those jeans again!'

GladysTheGolem Sun 13-Dec-15 11:01:08

About 32 weeks. I remember buying a maternity dress at 30 and the cashier asking if it was for me.
Bloody waste of money that was grin

Melt90 Sun 13-Dec-15 11:59:46

Iv had two weeks to get my head round that I'm pregnant and took 4 pregnancy tests In the last two weeks my bellys gone fairly plumpish and no idea how far Iv gone Iv got to wait for scan on Friday it's a never ending wait! Xx

VenusRising Sun 13-Dec-15 12:10:02

28 weeks I began to look a bit podgy. Had a huge bump at 32 weeks- it just shot out, like a basket ball under my top.

I was 8stone 3 at my 20 week scan. Felt very nauseous for the first trimester.

Used to have abs of steel, now have a mum tum as I had abdominal muscle split and they're very weak now. sad

possum18 Sun 13-Dec-15 12:18:36

About 11 weeks here but with twins, and I'm pretty short (5ft2).

Icklepickle101 Sun 13-Dec-15 12:25:32

I'd say 16 weeks was proper baby bump, ridiculous bloating in earlier pregnancy resulted in someone congratulating me at about 7 weeks 😳 it was strange to get smaller for a few weeks!!

SparklyPenguin Sun 13-Dec-15 12:27:51

About week 14-16, that's when I had to abandon my usual clothes and start in maternity wear!

GlasgowPingu Sun 13-Dec-15 13:12:16

I started to develop a small bump about 22 weeks but it's still not obvious if I'm wearing a slightly baggy top, and at almost 26 weeks I'm still in my normal clothes.

1frenchfoodie Sun 13-Dec-15 16:27:47

Crazy bloat weeks 7-10 and real bump from about 25 weeks. a selfie at 21wks shows hardly anything even though I'd put on nearly a stone by then.

brookeberry Sun 13-Dec-15 16:34:19

I'm 22 weeks with DC1 and still just look a little plump. There is a little bump there, but not too obvious. But the bloating can be very deceptive. I looked huge the other day, like a beachball shock and then woke up the next day and felt quite flat!

scoobyloobyloo Sun 13-Dec-15 16:38:59

I'm 5'10, about 10 stone and have shown by week 8 on first pregnancy, I get really bloated and on me it looks like baby bump. Am now 10 wks preg with twins and look like most people do at 20-25 weeks. I bloody love it!

ccoleman90 Sun 13-Dec-15 22:24:55

I was around 12 weeks too, with the bump popping out right under my boobs. That was even after losing a stone around then with awful morning sickness!

TriJo Mon 14-Dec-15 00:03:04

Had a little bump around 13 weeks - I'm 26 weeks now and look like I've stuffed a football up my shirt.

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