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When Do I Start Showing In First Pregnancy

Getting pregnant for the first time comes with a whole lot of emotions and feelings; such as excitement, fear, joy, ecstasy, amongst others. But trust me, expecting a baby is actually the most beautiful feeling! Ever!

Start Showing In First

However, in this post, we will load you with lots of detailed information on all you need to know about when you start showing in the first pregnancy.

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How do I know that I’m pregnant for the first time?

The symptoms of pregnancy are usually noticeable after two(2) weeks of conception:

  • Tender swollen breasts; this is the very first sign for first-time moms.
  • Fatigue
  • Missed period
  • Nausea; with or without vomiting
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • Raised basal body temperature; your basal body temperature is your oral temperature when you first wake up in the morning.
  • Mood swings
  • Constipation and bloating

You might not experience “all” of these symptoms. One or two of these symptoms might indicate pregnancy; especially for first-time moms.

When Do I Start Showing?

Most first-time moms are usually curious about when their pregnancy will start showing and the emotional drama’s that comes with it. But there is actually nothing to be bothered about as there isn’t a set time when mums-to-be start to show a pregnant belly. You might love to check out this 3 effective ways to get rid of lower belly fat

When to start showing in first-time pregnancy differs for every woman.

  • In the first days of pregnancy, the uterus is pear-shaped.
  • During the first 12 weeks, it gradually becomes more approximately the size of a grapefruit. This is when the bump begins to form.
  • At 16 weeks of pregnancy, your uterus will extend to support your growing baby. This is the time when the bump really begins to show. Congratulations! Your belly is growing!

What are the factors that might affect when You start showing?

What are the emotional stages of first-time moms when they start to show?

  • NOT LOOKING PREGNANT: The first stage; normally takes place in the first few weeks of pregnancy. You wonder if you are pregnant at all-cause your belly isn’t protruding yet. Just hang in their momma, cause this stage normally doesn’t last! laughs!
  • YOUR BELLY LOOKS DIFFERENT TO YOU BUT NOT TO OTHERS: This stage begins at week 7 of pregnancy. Your belly looks like you’ve just had a huge meal! But this change is only evident to you, not others.
  • BUMP STILL HIDDEN: This stage occurs around the second half of the first trimester(10 weeks or so). Most moms-to-be can still hide their protruding belly around this time. It might be evident only to you, your husband, and maybe some really close pals.
  • SHOWING DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU WEAR: By week 13, your belly begins to show; but this only depends on what you wear. So, if you still want to keep your pregnancy hidden; try putting on loose tops.
  • LOOK AT THAT ROUND BELLY: You likely start showing between 16 and 18 weeks. At this time, you can do ‘nothing’ to make people not notice that you are pregnant.
  • WHO’S THAT PREGNANT WOMAN: As you enter the third trimester, you finally begin to look like a ‘pregnant woman’; that you are of course. And it’s almost time to meet your baby. Congrats!

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