When did you start showing first and second pregnancy?

I'm 5'2" and I weigh 121 lbs. When I look it the mirror it looks like my tummy is already starting to get bigger and I'm only 5 weeks! With my first pregnancy I weighed 143 starting out, but I didn't really even start to look a little pregnant until 7 months. Am I getting bigger sooner with this pregnancy? I've heard you do with your second, but I wanted to know your input. I'd like to know when you started showing with your first and second pregnancies. Also, if you don't mind can you tell if you were skinny, average, a little chubby, or whatever else during the pregnancies? Thank you so much ladies!

Heather asked on 10 May '11 at 01:08

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Honest tea answer on 10 May '11 at 01:08

I'm 5'3" and 100 lbs... Though I barely gained any weight during the first trimester, I did get thicker around the middle after the first month but it didn't look like I was pregnant. I had a noticeable bump at 4 months and it wasn't obvious I was pregnant until 5 months. At 9 months, my doctors were concerned that the baby might be small and did an ultrasound. They found the baby to be quite large and healthy, and shook their heads at how well my body "hid" the pregnancy. They explained that strong muscle tone helps keep your tummy held tight even while pregnant. This is probably why first pregnancies show to a lesser degree than second pregnancies. After you've given birth once, your abdominal muscles have been stretched and divided. Although my stomach is now flat, I haven't done the abdominal exercises to bring my muscles back to their pre-pregnancy state, so I'm sure a baby would fall forward and show more easily the next time.... thanks for the reminder... I think I'll get right on those abdominal exercises :o)

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Krish g answer on 10 Aug '12 at 18:24

If it is brown or pink then it could mean that you are pregnant. See if you miss your next period then take a pregnancy test.

Krish g answer on 13 Aug '12 at 02:16

A few days after conception, the fertilized egg attaches itself to wall of the uterus. This can cause one of the earliest signs of pregnancy -- spotting and, sometimes, cramping. The top 5 signs of pregnancy are: Tender breasts that seem to be growing already! Slight bleeding or cramping as the embryo implants in your uterus. Nausea or sickness can start very early for some women. Extreme tiredness... yes, it might not just be too many late nights, after all! Needing to have a wee more often. Most women ovulate two weeks before their period starts. So by the time you miss a period, your unborn baby is two weeks old.

Krish g answer on 13 Aug '12 at 02:21

Are you pregnant? One way to tell is to look for signs like tender breasts, fatigue, and nausea all of which can show up within weeks after conception. Here's a look at the most common early symptoms of pregnancy, which is a time of great physical change. A woman may experience a variety of symptoms in early pregnancy, usually from around 6 weeks

Rosy s. answer on 13 Aug '12 at 08:12

First Day of Last Menstrual Period: November 25, 2011 Probable Date of Ovulation: December 9, 2011 Possible Dates of Conception: December 5 to December 13, 2011 Due Date: August 31, 2012 (40 weeks) hey i found this on a calculator...i guess its your husband...:)...u din give much details ..if these are approx your last menstrual date then its correct. or you calculate yourself by this.....Healthcare professionals name three different dates as the start of pregnancy: the first day of the woman's last normal menstrual period, and the resulting fetal age is called the gestational age the date of conception (about two weeks before her next expected menstrual period), with the age called fertilization age the date of implantation (about one week after conception).

Rosy s. answer on 13 Aug '12 at 09:04

hi , its already too late you should have taken a decision long ago...its 18 weeks now..if these meds harmed your baby then you dont want your child to suffer like that...it can be dangerous for your n even your childs health...immediately go to a doc...get your detailed check up done...hope your taking meds on doctors advice not on your own...any kind of infection in pregnancy is dangerous and needs to get treated properly..there are only specific meds that you can consume..think about all the options and take responsibility...good luck