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Could my bump be too big?

(23 Posts)
manandbeast Wed 26-Apr-17 20:17:42

Hi, I'm 12+4 and I have a visible pregnancy bump. I can't do up any of my trousers and I'm sure with my last pregnancy I was 18 weeks before I was this size.
Could there be anything wrong? (Don't want to Dr Google for fear of scaring myself!)

Wait4nothing Wed 26-Apr-17 20:18:19

Have you had a scan?

SaltySalt Wed 26-Apr-17 20:19:19

I was huge with my second and small with my third

Chocmudpie Wed 26-Apr-17 20:19:27

Maybe there is more than 1 in there. If not don't worry every pregnancy is different, maybe you just have more fluid this time.

C4Envelope Wed 26-Apr-17 20:19:58

I was showing at 10weeks - its like it was phsycological as soon as I realised I noticed a considerable swelling. Think three course dinner swell grin

manandbeast Wed 26-Apr-17 20:23:33

My 12 we scan is not until next week so willl find out for sure then. But just looking for reassurance.
St booking appointment midwife said I look bigger than my dates suggest. You think this is ok?

kizzle Wed 26-Apr-17 20:24:49

They do say you start showing earlier with your second, maybe this is the reason?

SayNoToCarrots Wed 26-Apr-17 20:26:36

First pregnancy I didn't show til four or five months, this one I was too big for my jeans at six weeks. Your muscles are weaker so you can't hold it in.

manandbeast Wed 26-Apr-17 20:28:01

Ok phew!

Bungleboggs Wed 26-Apr-17 20:28:12

You may have more than one in there!! I showed quite big at 12 weeks

manandbeast Wed 26-Apr-17 20:29:08

Oh god! Not sure I could cope with twins!!

RandomMess Wed 26-Apr-17 20:30:57

with pregnancy # 3 & 4 my trousers wouldn't do up by 6 weeks, it's just knackered tummy muscles!

SayNoToCarrots Wed 26-Apr-17 20:31:04

I've only got one and still a big bump.

wonkyegg Wed 26-Apr-17 20:34:38

I'm 13 weeks with my first and I'm bigger than a girl at work who is 7 months. It's weird, I wasn't expecting to show for ages yet. I don't know if maybe it has something to do with the IVF treatment that put me in this position. My scan is tomorrow.

LemonyFresh Wed 26-Apr-17 20:36:29

Could you be further along than you thought?

Phoenix76 Wed 26-Apr-17 22:32:37

With my second pregnancy I was notably pregnant before 12 weeks. I was also told, as pp suggested, it was due to relaxed stomach muscles. It was very inconvenient as I didn't want to announce my pregnancy at work until I was ready!

oliversmummy26 Thu 27-Apr-17 13:26:31

Try not to worry too much, this seems to be very normal for 2nd and subsequent pregnancies...

I couldn't get into my normal jeans at 8 weeks this time and have been in maternity ever since. My bump is huge! I'm 20 weeks now and am about as big as I was at 25 at least with my first!

Cakescakescakes Thu 27-Apr-17 13:30:10

Very normal with a second pregnancy. First time I wore my normal jeans till 20 weeks. Second time I was in maternity trousers by 10 weeks. By full term I was beyond enormous! Stomach muscles just have up the fight early on.

BentleyBelly Thu 27-Apr-17 13:51:30

I'm the same with second pregnancy. Currently 16 weeks and very obviously hiding it since 12 weeks. I looked back at bump pictures with my first and a think i look the same as about 24 weeks...worried I'm going to be huge!

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Thu 27-Apr-17 18:04:35

wonkyegg that's probably bloating from the progesterone pessaries - it'll deflate somewhat in a few weeks!

SeatOfMyPants Thu 27-Apr-17 19:48:05

Same here with my second. I'm nearly 15 weeks but showing as much as I was at about 20 with my DS. Odd, because my stomach muscles and core are significantly stronger than when I fell pregnant with him, with 4 years Pilates a d strength training now under my belt (I was a runner before but no strength training to speak of)

It's kind of embarrassing that I'm already in maternity clothes. I know I've put in a little bit more weight than I did by this stage last time - I had horrendous nausea this round and couldn't do much more than sit on a sofa grazing to make myself feel better...for 3 weeks (was signed off work because of nausea, headaches and insomnia). I'm hoping I'll manage to slow the weight gain now I feel a bit better..... fingers crossed... but most of it seems to be legitimate bump. I wonder whether it's a position thing...

Glad it's not just me!!!

SeatOfMyPants Thu 27-Apr-17 19:49:42

Yes, got asked today whether it's possible go miss a twin on the 12 week scan...

As I'm under the care of a renowned research hospital I sincerely doubt it, but a part of my is wondering....

25heartbroken Thu 27-Apr-17 19:54:42

Have no fear! I am 4 months pregnant with my first baby and I have no joke being showing since about 9 weeks! I am huge now! I am as big as my 6 month pregnant friend haha and there's only 1 baby in there they have checked many many times 😂 I just have a lot of fluid I think and I'm all bump haven't gotten that big any where else ..... apart from boobs of course 😂 rest your mind lady xxxxx

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