My feed

to access all these features

Get updates on how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy by signing up to the Mumsnet Pregnancy Newsletters.


How soon did your body start to change in your second pregnancy?

12 replies

Hushabusha · 27/05/2020 22:44

I have just found out I'm pregnant. About Two &a half weeks past ov so not even 5 weeks pregnant.
And I think my stomach is slightly chunkier. I'm not sure is it the pregnancy (seems early) the choc I've been indulging in or just an outfit that's a bit unflattering. Or I could be exactly the same size and seeing something that doesn't exist.

What are your experiences?

OP posts:
kim160790 · 27/05/2020 23:56

You show earlier with future pregnancies. I find i bloat a lot around 5-6 weeks x

DramaAlpaca · 27/05/2020 23:57

Almost immediately Grin

sk283 · 27/05/2020 23:59


I'm 4+4 today so similar to you OP. And I was literally looking at what I ate today to account for why I'm so bloated. DS is 14 months old and I'm nearly a stone above my Pre pregnancy weight. Mainly carried in my tummy.
But this is ridiculous. I look about 20 weeks 😂

Bienentrinkwasser · 28/05/2020 10:04

Definite bump at about 13 weeks. Now look massive at 17 weeks 😂

OneIsAWorldOfBooks · 28/05/2020 10:12

My boobs got bigger almost immediately and I had a LOT of bloating in my first trimester, so much so that people at work were commenting that I was starting to show (through scrubs) by 8/9 weeks. I lost a lot of weight due to sickness so I think it made the bloating more prominent. It went down gradually as I got into my second trimester and I now have a pretty small bump considering I’m almost 26 weeks.

Hushabusha · 28/05/2020 21:12

Interesting. Thanks everyone. So it's probably not my imagination!

OP posts:
BeMorePacific · 28/05/2020 21:41

I’ve been so bloated 2nd time around. I’m 17 +3 and look about the same as I did at 24 weeks last time. I have felt movement early though, so that is a lovely bonus.
Congratulations xx

Helloagain20 · 28/05/2020 21:43

I seemed bloated from 5 weeks by 9 weeks I couldn't zip my jeans up (was twins though).

sarahc336 · 28/05/2020 21:57

This time round, second pregnancy I'm glad I've been in lock down as I literally wouldn't have been able to hide my bump by 10 weeks, can't believe how much quicker I've got a proper bump this time round x

Spark27 · 28/05/2020 22:31

I was really bloated around week 5 to week 8. I thought I looked massive and was quiet uncomfortable. Then seemed to calm down for a few weeks (cue panic!) But then the bump started to grown from about week 14. Now 22.5w and feel a lot more uncomfortable than I did first time round

TobysMum16 · 29/05/2020 07:42

I was showing a little and felt uncomfortable enough to switch to maternity jeans by 8 weeks. (I was more like 20 weeks last time). I’m now 24 weeks and look the same as I did at 30 weeks!

edgeware · 29/05/2020 07:43

I thought I was showing early but it was just bloat. It went and I am now starting to show at 17-18 weeks.

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.