Afternoon, This seems to be something rarely spoken about so I thought I would put it out to other Mummy's to be. I am plus size, size 18-20 before pregnancy and just wondered if I will get a bump or just look fatter When do plus size ladies usually see a bump of you do get one?
I know every lady is different so it's hard to say, I just wondered what other people have experienced. I just stress that I will never have my bump I'll just be fat
I was a size 20-22 before pregnancy and worried that I'd never look pregnant. It took until 24 weeks for me to notice a bump and a little longer for other people. Currently 38weeks and most definitely have a bump :-) I've tried not to gain too much (consultant advised) and I think that's helped a lot! Currently gained 21lbs. Picture below was at 37+2. Xx
I'm 17 weeks today and about the same size. I don't think I've got a 'proper' bump yet but my stomach is much firmer and rounding out in to a bump, I'm sure before long I'll be very noticeably pregnant!
I think my bump began to resemble a proper bump at around 20 weeks. I was a 16/18 when I got pregnant, but also very short (4'11"). By the time I had my DD I looked like I was gestating triplets! I didn't actually gain much extra weight though, partly due to having GD and watching my diet carefully.
I do have tall friends who carried in such a way that they just didn't have a large bump even at full term, more room for the baby to stretch out, so I suppose it really depends on other factors as well, not just how much weight you are already carrying around your midriff.
You definitely won't just be fat! Bumps are hard and look totally different. Don't worry.
in my first pregnancy I didn't start showing until I was 31 weeks! I had no bump and I was a size 12-14 at the time this time round at 12 weeks I have a very noticeable bump!! a close friend of mine stared to get a noticeable bump much much sooner .. maybe around 22 weeks and she was a size 18-20 aswell! By about 30 weeks she looked about ready to pop! I really do think each pregnancy and woman is totally different so it's impossible to know x
I'm a 20 with really big boobs and at 21 weeks quite frankly I look like a beach ball on legs! I really need to get some empire line tops to make my bump look more like a pregnant bump and less like an enormous spare tyre!