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What is classed as heavily pregnant?

(35 Posts)
Checkthisout Tue 31-Jan-17 09:47:39

How many weeks do you need to be to be classed as heavily pregnant??

summerson Tue 31-Jan-17 09:48:48

I would say after 35/36 weeks but I don't think there is a hard and fast rule?

JohnLapsleyParlabane Tue 31-Jan-17 09:49:45

For me it was when I got to about 35wks and started needing help to get our of chairs!

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 31-Jan-17 10:31:31

For me I felt heavily pregnant from 38 weeks with dc3 but it was about 34/35 weeks with dc4 as the weather was very hot meaning I felt more drained if that makes sense. So my take is it's when you feel it wink

anyname123 Tue 31-Jan-17 10:32:41

I'd agree 35 weeks plus, although of course some people class themselves such from about 4 months!

buckyou Tue 31-Jan-17 10:34:10

My dad told someone I was heavily pregnant and I was only about 25 weeks, I was quite offended! I think depends, when you start to look really big!

zambean Tue 31-Jan-17 10:34:33

Not sure it's a phrase with a fixed definition, but I reckon the third trimester counts as heavily pregnant.

AuntiePenguin Tue 31-Jan-17 10:45:06

I think it varies a lot what people mean by it, I think I only use it when somebody is pretty much full term (so 36/37 weeks)

SparkleTwinkleGoldGlitter Tue 31-Jan-17 10:46:23

I'd say 34/35 weeks

celeryisnotasuperfood Tue 31-Jan-17 10:48:14

To me it's when you look and feel huge and normal things become difficult - like putting on socks, walking for more than 5 mins. With first pregnancy it was only at about 37/38 weeks. Was there much sooner with my second - probably about 34 weeks.

celeryisnotasuperfood Tue 31-Jan-17 10:49:05

Oh and it's subjective - no hard rule...

Checkthisout Tue 31-Jan-17 10:49:56

I only ask as I work in an admin job that's more practical and running around....I'm planning on sitting down with the boss and telling them they really need to stop expecting and asking me to do so bloody much.
We've now moved upstairs...I feel I've defeated Everest when I get to the top.
My job is based on 2 floors, so up and down the stairs a lot is inevitable.

I just wanted to make sure I was using the right terms when I had a chat with them.

BillyButtfuck Tue 31-Jan-17 10:51:48

People would say it about me at 20 weeks with twins (see photo blush)

Mrscog Tue 31-Jan-17 10:54:57

Sometime after 30 weeks depending on how you're feeling. With DC1 about 35 weeks - I'm short and I was really encumbered. With DC2 I don't know - I had antenatal depression and don't really remember much other than feeling down and just wanting the baby out if it would make me better - that was from 16 weeks!!!

Spudlet Tue 31-Jan-17 10:58:23

I felt it from about 34-ish weeks, but DS was huge and I had SPD. I finished work a couple of weeks earlier than planned (at 36 weeks rather than 38) as I was just too uncomfortable. At 35 weeks (literally days before I finished) the charity held its annual conference day, there was a fire alarm and we all had to leave the building and walk a couple of hundred yards down the road. People were genuinely looking at me in alarm as I was waddling so badly! grin

Checkthisout Tue 31-Jan-17 11:01:24

Omg! Billybuttfuck, only 20 weeks?! shock

Threelittlerobins Tue 31-Jan-17 11:01:47

I would say third trimester or when you start to get really big although this varies from person to person. I never got that big until the last few weeks of my pregnancies but I certainly felt wiped out a while before that.

Cousinit Tue 31-Jan-17 11:04:07

I reckon anything past 35 weeks

BillyButtfuck Tue 31-Jan-17 11:08:24

CheckThisOut yep and just got bigger and bigger until 37 weeks gringrin

Checkthisout Tue 31-Jan-17 11:50:13

What were their weights when born?? Billybuttfuck

AyeAmarok Tue 31-Jan-17 11:55:53

I'm sorry, I know it's juvenile, but I'm laughing at getting pregnant with twins from Billy Buttfucking grin

I'd say heavily pregnant is 35/36 weeks.

Flingmoo Tue 31-Jan-17 12:00:02

Third trimester.

One "official" thing I can think of is that at 28 weeks you need GP/midwife permission to fly and after 36 you're not allowed to fly at all. So I guess that means something.

I'm only 22 weeks at the moment and already beginning to feel heavily pregnant despite not looking heavily pregnant. It's that sensation of having to roll yourself out of bed, the back pain, the inability to climb lots of stairs etc. However I wouldn't call myself heavily pregnant as I know there's still 4 months of even more growing to go!

AyeAmarok Tue 31-Jan-17 12:02:11

I guess it depends on the person then, because at 22 weeks I didn't even feel particularly pregnant and had no bump!

Rinceoir Tue 31-Jan-17 12:06:01

I felt it after around 26 weeks. Although I was on my feet all day, working in a busy hospital job. Developed SPD at around 20weeks which obviously didn't help! Was still doing 36 hour shifts up to that point, and really struggled with them so had to cut back at that stage.

TheNewMrsGerardButler Tue 31-Jan-17 12:07:55

About 35 weeks. I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow and consider myself as heavily pregnant. Some days I feel great then days like today where I've tidied the kitchen, given the kitchen a quick clean, dusted, sorted some laundry and needed to sit down for 45 minutes to rest before hoovering and mopping floors. Even getting dressed and walking upstairs has taken ages. I definitely feel 'heavy' today.

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