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2nd Baby

Just wondering is it possible for your baby bump to show up sooner than when you were pregnant with your first baby. And is it possible for your belly to grow like that before a home pregnancy test says your pregnant?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

Answers (8)
  • yes, you always show earlier with additional children, the muscles have already been stretched out

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:35 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Yes, I showed MUCH sooner with my 2nd than I ever did with my first...I actually popped out visibly wthin just a few weeks, it's like my muscles said "Okay, make room for baby, you know what to do!" and just released. LOL. I'm not sure if it's possible before an HPT would show positive, but...heck, anything's possible because every woman's body is different.

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 3:36 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • No, NOT always....i didn't show any earlier with #2 or this one than i did with my first. But yes, in general, most people DO show earlier with 2nd babies. Especially if they are close together because your muscles aren't as tight as they used to be.

    Answer by MommaTurbo at 3:37 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Yes and No. Sometimes not and sometimes yes. :)

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 3:39 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Yes, I did!

    Answer by mompam at 3:44 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • It's very common to show earlier with second and subsequent pregnancies. Not always, but in many cases. As early as you're talking about, though, it's more likely to be bloating.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 3:52 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • It's not common, but of course every woman is different and anything possible. This is pretty early, though.

    Answer by Maureenmich at 4:27 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Lots of things are possible.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:56 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

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