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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Emma . answer on 30 Jul '12 at 11:53

Implantation occurs usually 6 days to 12 days after unsafe love (conception).YOU can get a pregnancy test done after 3-4 days of your missed periods.

Krish g answer on 31 Jul '12 at 02:08

6 days late for my period and im really worried that i might be pregnant. I generally have a perfect 28 day cycle, and have only been late for a max of about 3 days. You can take a home pregnancy test 5 days after a missed period so maybe this would be the best option for you.

Krish g answer on 31 Jul '12 at 02:33

Pregnancy symptoms are not a guaranteed sign that you are actually pregnant.Remember, every woman and every pregnancy is different, so there? no need to panic if you don? have all of the listed pregnancy symptoms such as: No period or lighter bleeding Cardiovascular, temperature and blood flow changes Breast and nipple changes Going to the toilet more frequently Bloating, cramps and backache Morning sickness Increased saliva Dizziness and fainting Tiredness and exhaustion Headaches Constipation and wind Libido changes in early pregnancy Only a pregnancy test from around 6 weeks gestation can confirm a pregnancy. Many early pregnancy symptoms will be similar to those experienced right before your period (bloating, fatigue, breast tenderness - you know the drill), so it can be hard to tell whether it's another menstrual period coming your way or motherhood!

Krish g answer on 31 Jul '12 at 02:34

About a week after ovulation, some women experience lower abdominal cramping, known as ?implantation cramping' due to the recent implantation of the fertilised egg in the wall of the uterus. This is sometimes accompanied by spotting. Women can also experience abdominal cramps in the early weeks of pregnancy due to the stretching and growing of the uterus. These cramps are usually sporadic and last a couple of weeks. They should not be accompanied by any bright red bleeding. Taking a magnesium/ calcium supplement should help to tone these muscles and minimise the cramping

Emma . answer on 01 Aug '12 at 07:40

I guess your getting possessive about your baby thats it...you think nobody will be able to take care of him/her other than you, but the fact is even fathers love their children as much as mothers...be patient, share your baby stuff with him, he is the one who is going to help you with baby and be with you all the time during this pregnancy. So start trusting him and build a bond, you will feel really happy afterwards..cause its because of him you got that baby n such happiness...;)