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Not feeling very pregnant at 17 weeks

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Mummytobe300916 Tue 19-Apr-16 16:15:43

Hi, im new to all this so please forgive me. Im almost 17 weeks with my 1st baby but not feeling very pregnant. Starting to get a little concerned. Apart from the odd twinge in my stomach there is absolutely so pregnancy symptoms at all. HELP

nisi297 Tue 19-Apr-16 16:18:57

Hi, I'm expecting my first child too! Currently 27 weeks! At 17 weeks I was the exact same, no bump nothing. At 20 weeks I started feeling flutters and then she started kicking. I have only just grown a little bump over the past two weeks. I don't think you have anything to worry about by if you are really concerned speak to your midwife smile

MooseBeTimeForSnow Tue 19-Apr-16 16:19:34

I had irregular periods. My pregnancy symptoms were non existent. It wasn't until my waistline expanded that I suspected ...

KP86 Tue 19-Apr-16 16:23:59


Enjoy it while it lasts. In 15 weeks you will be begging to not feel pregnant.

<proper advice>

This is pretty normal, by now the morning sickness hopefully has died down and now you're just waiting for the bubba to start moving and get your bump. Won't be long, promise!

SingingSands Tue 19-Apr-16 16:29:40

Hello, congratulations on your pregnancy.
I felt exactly the same at 17wks, and was only musing on it on the bus this morning, how spooky! (DS is now 8!!).
For me I had no sickness, no tiredness, no bump and well... just didn't feel pregnant. It was the opposite of the fairly grim first pregnancy I had with my DD.
It wasn't until I'd been scanned (at 18 weeks!), started feeling regular movement and had a bump that I believed I really was pregnant with DS.

Beth2511 Tue 19-Apr-16 17:27:26

I got to 38+4 with dd not looking or feeling pregnant, could see why people can not realise they are pregnant!

Dont worry, would enjoy it and trust your body is doing its job!

skankingpiglet Tue 19-Apr-16 20:23:19

I agree with KP86's flippant comment... Enjoy not feeling pregnant, you are in the golden period. My first pregnancy it freaked me out a bit: the sickness was gone but I hadn't filled out and the kicks I was beginning to feel were the tiniest of pops. It made me panic if everything was ok in there! I'm cooking DC2 at the moment and didn't get to enjoy the second trimester this time as I'm permanently shattered from running around after my toddler. Now at nearly 30wks I most definitely feel pregnant, and am thoroughly depressed at the thought of another 10-12wks of this knowing it's only going to get worse sad

Mummytobe300916 Thu 21-Apr-16 14:14:07

Thanks every1. I feel a lot better. 20 week scan in just under 3 weeks. Hopefully will settle my nerves completely then. Think i was just panicking as had an early misc 2 years ago and its been a struggle to get pregnant again. Was just about to start treatment when hey presto up popped a positive test smile

positivity123 Thu 21-Apr-16 15:11:15

Hi. I'm 15 weeks and I was so worried I went for another private scan and of course everything was totally fine. I think 12 to 20 weeks is a weird twilight zone and I know why it's hard

Imaginosity Thu 21-Apr-16 19:41:06

I'm 16 weeks and wish I didn't feel pregnant - I'm sick and weak and dizzy all the time. My appetite is messed up. My friend is 3 weeks ahead of me and has been completely fine, no sickness, all the way through so far.

leoniethelioness Thu 21-Apr-16 20:24:51

I'm 17 weeks and just feel fat. No bump, just a chubby middle! My scan is in 3 weeks too and I think it will make things seem more real.

Mummytobe300916 Thu 21-Apr-16 20:56:14

I just feel fat too. That sort of awkward place inbetween ur normal weight and having an actual bump. Good luck evey1 when the time comes

leoniethelioness Fri 22-Apr-16 07:37:49

Yes, Mummy! I'm too small to look good in maternity clothes and too big for my normal clothes. Clothes in a larger size fit awkwardly too and hug my belly in an unflattering way. I think the bump will begin to show in the next couple of weeks, hopefully!

Liss85 Sat 23-Apr-16 23:45:42

I felt the same. Ftm too. I'm 22 weeks now and still don't feel pregnant half the time. I'm just trying to enjoy it while it lasts but it definitely worried me at times. Only recently started to even resemble showing too.

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