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When will i start to show?

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nickyb86 Tue 07-Jul-09 17:36:28

Im 7 weeks and quite a large girl (size 18 bottom, size 14 top) so will it take longer for me to show as im big?
Also it is possible to loose excess weight when pregnant? the thought of any healthy food makes me sick!

ScummyMummy Tue 07-Jul-09 17:42:26

Hi Nicki. You will probably show to the world by about 20 weeks and to yourself well before that (as you will be very aware of your body changing). You shouldn't diet while pregnant but sensible eating never hurts and you may put less weight on than someone who starts off a bit lighter. You might lose a pound or two during the early stages too, what with morning sickness and queasiness! Congratulations, btw.

funtimewincies Tue 07-Jul-09 20:21:29

Congratulations, I think that it's more to do with your individual shape and where the baby likes to lie rather than a a general 'bigger people show later'. I'm a short-arse 5ft with size 10 on the bottom and size 14/16 on top (huge norks thanks to genes from mum's side) and I'm 19 weeks pregnant. If you didn't know that I was pg and I wasn't wearing something which pulls tight across my tummy you wouldn't be able to tell. I've been in stretchy trousers for weeks, but still don't really look pg in most clothes.

I know bigger ladies who've shown from 10 weeks and waifs who've got to 30 weeks with almost nothing. Also the assumption that you'll put on loads of weight in pg isn't always true. With both my pgs the babies have been eating me from the inside out and I get thinner as the baby gets bigger.

I'd say eat what your body wants at this time (within reason grin) and try to enjoy the pg.

makedoandmend Tue 07-Jul-09 20:40:42

Hi - I was a size 18/20 when I got pregnant - showed at about 20 weeks as definitely pregnant. I lost weight during first trimester - probably because I cut out the crap. Don't try and diet though - but don't get obsessed with what you eat - agree with funtime - eat what your body wants.

If you're worried about the weight - I found it just fell off once dd was born both through breastfeeding and general running around of a new mum (and also being on maternity leave without a car and walking a lot) - 7 months later I'm three stone lighter than before I was pregnant.

makedoandmend Tue 07-Jul-09 20:49:42

Oh and congratulations!!

JamieJay Tue 07-Jul-09 20:55:19


Never been pregnant so can't comment on how soon you'll show, but one option if you want to try and watch your weight gain is slimming world. I'm doing it whilst ttc and my group leader ran a trial pregnancy group at our local maternity unit which had good results in managing gains and some people actually lost some.

Obviously your choice and I would say that tradional dieting is not a good idea when pregnant - it's also dependant on what morning sickness will let you eat grin

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