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How Big Should Your Stomach Be At 5 Weeks Pregnant?

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Jackie Russell answered
There really are no hard and fast rules as to how big or small a stomach should look at any stage of pregnancy. Every woman’s body is different and will respond to pregnancy in different ways.

In addition, each pregnancy is different, some woman have had totally different sizes of stomach for various successive pregnancies.

As it is, many factors come together in the size, or appearance of size, of a pregnant woman’s bulge. The original size of the woman in question plays a part in itself. A very thin, flat stomached woman will generally show signs of an appearing bulge much quicker than a woman who was quite large before becoming pregnant.

Some women fail to show much of a bulge throughout their pregnancy, while others look huge from very early stages.

In later stages, the size of the growing baby will also affect the size of the mother’s bulge to a certain extent.

As it is, in this case size really doesn’t matter. As long as the mother eats sensibly, ensuring enough nutrition is provided both for herself and the growing baby inside her; without over-eating and thus piling on extra weight unrelated to the actual pregnancy, she will in any case become as big as she needs to be in order to accommodate her child.

If regular scans etc show that the baby is doing just fine and the mother is also in good health, it is unnecessary to worry over expected or unexpected size or circumference.

While there are no problems, it is therefore best to stop worrying, relax and not allow unwarranted fears to make this time miserable.

If there are any doubts within the mother’s mind that all is well, she should contact her doctor/midwife and allow them to put her mind at rest.
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Each pregnancy does allow your uterus to stretch faster and further. It has already been stretched before. But I wonder if a lot is constipation that makes women feel and look a bit larger.
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I am only 4 weeks pregnant andI too am experiencing what appears to be abnormally fast stomach growth. I hear that it is due mostly to bloating though, I don't think the baby is far to small to impact tummy size at this point, no worries ladies :)
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Okay thank you so much, cause i was really wondering about that, because i am now five weeks pregnant 1 month and a week, and my stomach has like a little pudge in it.
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I am 5 weeks with my 2nd, and I already have a bump. My doctor said every woman has their own body, and it is possible to show this early. I even have a diabetic specialist who said the same thing. My stomach was extremely flat before my pregnacy and now I don't fit in a lot of my pants. You know your own body, and like I said every woman has their own body which is diffrent from other woman. It is possible to show with some woman and not other woman this early.
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Jodi Quaedvlieg answered
Guys everyone is different. Our bodies are not the same as everyone else, nor can you compare your's to another's saying thats wrong or right. Your body is forming the way your body should, and how your baby needs its needs met. Stop thinking that your to big, or not big enough. I am 1 month 2 weeks and I'm huge. This is from bloating, stretching, gas and room for the baby your body is producing. It does not matter how far along or how far back you are. It does not depend on anything except your own body. A doctor will tell you the same thing... Don't listen to anyone who says you should not be that big because you should be if you are. :D Its your body no one elses. ENJOY IT!!! Happy happy to babies!!! :D Oooh I'm so stoked.
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A lot of time if it is not your first pregnancy you can begin to notice changes much earlier, when I was 5 weeks pregnant with my second child I could see  a difference with my stomach, and the nurse doing my ultrasound said it wasnt possible to notice yet, but I know my body and I can tell when it changes, when I mentioned it to my doctor he said that its because it was my second time around! So no worries ladies!
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jen chinelli answered
Well I don't know if I am pregnant for sure,, but its been almost 6 week for me and I honestly don't know if I'm bloating or not,, I have no symtpoms of being pregnant and I only get bloated when I eat but the thing is my stomach wont get hard and when I wake the next morning I'm back in my regular stomach,, I hardy go to washroom, so I'm not really sure what I'm going through.. However on the 4th week I did ttake 2 pregnancy tests and they both said negitive and then just the other day I took 2 more pregnancy test on the 5th week almost the 6th and they also said negitive. So I was wondering if any one here knew the accuracy of a pregnancy  test (frist response) was on the 4th and 5th almost 6th weeks ?
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I'm 6 weeks today and my belly is hard and looks like I'm sticking out a lot. But I'm very small. Its funny tho because my bf always told me I had abs, now they are completly gone
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This would be my first, I am at 6 weeks and I feel like everything about me has changed. My butt isn't round, sore outside of the rounds of the nipples, gas, bloating, way too emotional, I have lost my baby-face completely, not quite round but a small bit larger than usual. A few other effects a little too embarrassing to mention. Is this considered normal?
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xy you commented
Well, if it helps... I am going through a dramatic change too.... At almost 6 weeks pregnancy....so I'd say it's normal.
I know it's very depressing because we are just about te get used to the idea of being pregnant and we already changed quite a bit. Nature doesn't care about our feelings :(

Well, we just have to get used to the idea that for a long time, we will not look that good.
The only thing that matters is that the baby is alright... The rest is not important.
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Anonymous answered
I'M 5 weeks pregnant and my tummy is very bloated. One pair of my work pants and too tight (they are a hook and eye) and very uncomfortable to wear. (wasnt like this a few weeks ago! Lol) I have had a miscarriage last year, so this is classed as my 2nd pregnancy, and they say that your 2nd/3rd pregnancy etc can result into yoru tummy being bigger than yoru 1st.
I'm just enjoying it all, and fingers crossed that now is the right time and my little tucker keeps growing :-)
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Well I'm 5 weeks and I am bloated ladies,have very tender breasts. Going to enjoy every minute of being pregnant. It is my 2nd time and did not experience any of this the 1st time round which was 10 years ago. So excited!
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I think I'm bout a good 4 weeks and my stomach looks very huge.at the bottom you can see a little pudge
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My stomach feels hardened too. I am 5 week pregnant. Actually I would like to thank you all because I was wondering if this was normal too
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I am about 4-5 weeks pregnant and my stomach is huge. I feel like maybe something is wrong. It shouldnt be this big this early into the pregnancy right?
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xy you commented
:)) that's alright, I am huge too and I had abs a few weeks ago but they disappeared due to the hormone "relaxine" which relaxes muscles.... Therefore our stomach is sticking out a lot!
I look like a balloon at almost 6 weeks pregnancy :)))) horrible look!
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Hello every 1 I am 2 weeks pregnant I just wanted to know how big my stomach will be at 3-6 months thankyou
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5 WEEKS? It shouldn't be any larger than it was pre-pregnancy. If It is, it is most likely due to intestinal bloating, not your uterus. Sorry, but you'll be poking out before you know! I'm 25 weeks pregnant and 5 weeks pregnant seems just like yesterday
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I am also 5 weeks pregnant and I get bloted too not sure why this is my third 1st is 15 second miscarriage 10yrs ago so looking forward to this 1
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Ladies your stomach shouldn't get that big at 5 weeks. I am 5 weeks now and my belly has just a little pudge in it, but it is starting to round a little bit. But you will start to see sweelin in the belly around like 7 weeks or maybe 9
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xy you commented
My doctor said it's normal because organs are shifting differently in everyone.... Your body frame is not the same as ours.
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I'm having the same issue. My
pants are very tight and I'm extremely bloated. If I don't feel better in a few days I'm
going to take a test.
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Hi am 24 and I just found out am pregnant I think am 4 weeks, and my lower abdomen is a little rounder and hard, going docs tomorrow. Has this happened to anyone else?

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