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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Does weight at conception affect when you start showing?

 vickilynn_75 - Sun May 24, 2009 5:25 pm

I am 14 weeks pregnant and while my clothes are definitely getting tighter, I'm not really showing and I don't even feel a hardness in my lower abdomen. I was a little overweight when I got pregnant, could that be the reason I can't feel or see anything?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:36 am

User avatar Hello,
Yes, extra weight can disguise pregnancy for quite a while. Also, a first pregnancy often does not "show" for several weeks and each person is different so it can be hard to guess pregnancy based on appearance.

I would not be concerned at this point. Even thin women may not show at this point; others will.

Best wishes and good luck in your pregnancy.

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