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why am i not showing ??

not feeling like i am pregnant because i am not showing at all! i lost a lot of weight before i got pregnant and i have stayed more active with this pregnancy than my 1st one. i have gain only 5 pounds and i am now 26 weeks and not showing at all! what is going on has anyone else gone thru this. i mean i was a little chubby before i got pregnant but now i just look like i am getting just fat not baby

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Asked by 3miLy1508 at 12:33 PM on Dec. 10, 2012 in Pregnancy

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  • Don't worry unless your Dr. is worried. You have your regular check ups right?
    I'd be glad if I didn't puff up or out (: When I finally "showed" it looked like I swallowed 2 watermellons! And when people would see me unless I had my back turned or was sitting at a desk they woulnd't notice, but the minute I turned - OH WOW!! They would say

    Answer by madmueller at 12:38 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • Is your OB/GYN concerned?

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:45 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • eh i wouldnt worry. people show differently. each of my pregnancies i showed in different ways and at different points of the pregnancy. When you "pop" you will know it. If your doctor hasnt mentioned it and isnt concerned i wouldnt worry.

    Answer by kp0469 at 12:56 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • My sister didn't look pregnant or fat until she was 7 1/2 months pregnant. As long as your Dr. isn't concerned relax.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 1:57 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • Some women never look pregnant. Like a big bell sticking out. They just look like they gained weight. If your doctor is not concerned. You should't be.

    Answer by louise2 at 2:07 PM on Dec. 10, 2012

  • I am having a hard time with this as well...I am 18 weeks and a few days and this is my third pregnancy. Over the last year I have lost 106 lbs (I started in January at 292 and ended my weight loss journey in August at 185) and I just think I figured that since I had lost so much weight that I would show much sooner then I ever did with my older two boys (which was around 7 months, gained 16lbs and 17 lbs with them). So far I have gained nothing according to my midwife but I know I have gained about 5 lbs. No one is worried at all, I guess I am just a bit bummed! I have friends who are wayyy less pregnant then I am and already have a nice little bump...I got nothing, nadda, ziltch! I suppose I am just meant to not show as quickly and it doesn't matter what my body composition is...

    Answer by MamaRoberts at 4:14 PM on Dec. 11, 2012

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