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when are you "heavily pregnant"?

(24 Posts)
delilabell Wed 02-Mar-16 18:28:11

Silly question I know....im30 weeks and feel "heavily pregnant "smile

tellmemore1982 Wed 02-Mar-16 18:30:50

I think it depends on the person as all pregnancies are different. Personally I didn't feel heavily pregnant until 38+ weeks and I was running around very active throughout. Other people may feel differently, particularly if there are complications like spd. Is it your first pregnancy? Good luck, keep up as much exercise as you can for as long as you can, it will really help

clashofclanswidow Wed 02-Mar-16 18:30:51

Would like to know this as well as my Sister referred to me as this the other day and I'm 6 months!

(Cue horrified look and running to check myself in the nearest full length mirror for sudden house sized bump!) grin

cantbelieveImquittingcoffee Wed 02-Mar-16 18:33:53

Maybe the answer is "the point at which your DP finally realises they need to do things for you...."?

SunnyL Wed 02-Mar-16 18:35:15

I'm 37+3 now and making involuntary 'urrgghh' noises as I bend down to pick things up.

That surely means I'm heavily pregnant

TwllBach Wed 02-Mar-16 18:39:47

I'm 32 weeks and am basically bed bound with SPD and I feel fucking miserable all the cunting time heavily pregnant

RatOnnaStick Wed 02-Mar-16 18:45:52

I always mentally classed heavily pregnant as anytime in the third trimester although never felt heavy til I was overdue.

Colabottle10 Wed 02-Mar-16 19:07:30

My mare is due in a month (they are pregnant for an average of 340 days / 11 months) and looking at her tum, I'd say she's heavily pregnant!

tellmemore1982 Wed 02-Mar-16 19:11:12

What a beauty colabottle, lots to look forward to!

oldlaundbooth Wed 02-Mar-16 19:11:46

7 months I'd say.

Mermaid36 Wed 02-Mar-16 19:11:46

I'm 20wks with twins and already feel heavily pregnant. I'm struggling to bend down/pick things up etc, and I've already got a waddle going on!

MummySparkle Wed 02-Mar-16 19:14:55

When you can no longer see your feet! About 32 weeks for me I think.

We went on a baby moon to Bruges at 36weeks. Climbing up the spiral stairs to the top of the bell tower was great aside from the fact that passing people was difficult as me turning sideways didn't help! Coming down, however, was really scary because I had no idea where my feet were!

Mermaid36 Wed 02-Mar-16 19:25:58

mummy I did the bell tower before pregnancy and coming back down was terrifying! Bloody spiral stairs!

P.S. can't see my feet now, so I def class as heavily pregnant!

tappitytaptap Wed 02-Mar-16 19:46:10

I am 36 + 5 and probably started to feel heavily pregnant in the last few days or so, other people have referred to me with this term earlier though! I am slim so bump has been very prominent for a while.

wonkylegs Wed 02-Mar-16 19:51:15

I'm 30wks and now struggling to get up, bend down, roll over, put socks on, breathe properly or eat a normal sized meal.
Partially due to huge (but neat) bump and partially due to mobility problems. I feel heavily pregnant.

KP86 Wed 02-Mar-16 19:53:45

I would say as soon as normal life and activities become a struggle. Sometime around 30 weeks for me.

LBOCS2 Wed 02-Mar-16 19:57:24

When you can't do things you would usually do - pick rubbish up off the floor, put socks on, bathe your toddler. I'm 34+4 and have started to feel heavily pregnant in the last 10 days or so.

Everythinggettingbigger Wed 02-Mar-16 20:09:07

Only 28 weeks but having to side step into my pants! Bump is in the way and making involuntary "ooo" noises when bending down and not being able to reach all the way to the floor! Also can no longer see my feet! Think it depends on how you carry etc....2nd pregnancy didn't feel like this in my first until a few weeks later

delilabell Wed 02-Mar-16 20:33:28

Thanks everyone. It is my first yes. smile I just feel like I've ground to a halt today! I feel massive and achey, my back aches, it feels uncomfy when it moves (I know it's going to get worse). My coat doesn't fit anymore. .....but I've still got 10 whole weeks to go!!

MoggieMaeEverso Wed 02-Mar-16 20:53:02

Yup, you're heavily pregnant. It may get worse or it may not - I found that I reached a discomfort ceiling and it didn't get any worse (or maybe I have blocked it out).

Hang in there, you'll get through itflowers

Colabottle10 Thu 03-Mar-16 13:14:13


A side on view this morning....if your tummy looks like this then you are heavily pregnant!

Colabottle10 Thu 03-Mar-16 13:18:01

Oops that didn't work!

oldlaundbooth Thu 03-Mar-16 13:24:53

Saw a friend of mine who is currently 6 months pregnant and I wouldn't describe her as heavily pregnant.

Saw a woman at the weekend who definitely was : not only was she huge, with the perfunctory waddle, but she had that exhausted, 'I've had enough!' look on her face grin

brookeberry Thu 03-Mar-16 14:53:21

For me, not until right now at 34 weeks - I've acquired a lovely waddle and can't bend down. I have to roll from side to side in bed a night to ease the hip discomfort and DH has to help me off the couch. I think it depends on your bump to body size ratio!

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