: When did your belly pop in your first pregnancy?

  • 3 months or sooner

    15 15.46%
  • 3-4 months

    19 19.59%
  • 4-5 months

    43 44.33%
  • 5-6 months

    14 14.43%
  • 6-7 months

    5 5.15%
  • 7-8 months

    0 0%
  • 8 months or more

    1 1.03%

thread: Belly Popping! (First Pregnancy)

  1. #1
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    Feb 2003
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia

    Belly Popping! (First Pregnancy)

    It is common in the second trimester to really start noticing your belly popping out. Everyone is different - there is no exact formula to popped out bellies!

    This poll is for members to vote on when their belly popped out (became blaringly noticable that you are pregnant to the public!) with their FIRST baby. It is common for bellies to pop sooner in subsequent pregnancies as the uterus is already stretched, so to make this more accurate, we are asking for first pregnancies only

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  2. #2

    4-5 months here too

    It wasn't a huge thing and for all of my pregnancy i fitted into my normal clothes I was often asked where i was hiding the baby.


  3. #3
    Add Rouge on Facebook

    Jun 2003

    I hated it until my belly stuck right out. Because being overweight and pregnant when the bump starts to show you are the only one who can notice it LOL so people just assume you are overweight. But then when the bump did start to show, I got "is it twins" nearly all the time :roll: Ohhhhhhhhhh I miss having a bump! I can't wait...I am sooooo clucky!


  4. #4
    Registered User

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW

    18 weeks on the dot....like clockwork... that wed there it was!


  5. #5
    Registered User

    Nov 2003

    my belly popped at 4.5 months.. i miss having my bump cant wait till im pregnant again.. almost 2 cycles to go untill we start trying again

    take care

  6. #6
    Registered User

    May 2004

    5-6 months here which was a bummer as previously no one thought i was pregnant, when i wanted the world to kmow. haha


  7. #7
    Orkids Guest

    It wasnt till I hit 5 months that I finally looked unmistakably preggers. At a midwifes checkup at 18 weeks I remember the midwife telling me I had a really compact little bump, and I felt like I wasnt showing at all. I swear the enormous belly I'm sporting now appeared overnight!

  8. #8
    AmandaVey Guest

    Hi All! I'm 17 weeks w/ first pregnancy and it seems my belly starting showing all of a sudden last week and it just seems to get bigger every day..lol.

  9. #9
    Registered User

    Jul 2004

    Well this is my first pregnancy in my 18th week. I "popped out" at 4 months exactly. It was on my 18th birthday and i remember thinking, OMG where did that come from?! LOL

  10. #10
    Sanna Guest

    My first pregnancy everyone could see my belly at 8 weeks. At 12 weeks I couldn't get my sipper to move at all on my pants.

    This time I'm due in mid December but people think I'm due in august 8-[


  11. #11
    Registered User

    Jul 2004
    in a land of screaming kids.

    Belly Popping

    Hi, I'm new here. I'm in my 19th week and so far no real belly. I am quite wide across the hips and have always been a bigger person so ppl tell me not to worry. I can feel bub move, but to look at me you can't tell I am nearly 5 months along. It's a little disappointing because I want the world to know I am carrying my husbands baby! \/

  12. #12
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    I think mine 'popped' at about 20 weeks, although I had already put on an extra 17kg by that stage, so it was a bit harder to get the attention off my expanding bum & hips, and onto my tummy!!!!

  13. #13
    Pietta Guest

    My belly had different popping stages!1 It popped out at about 20 weeks, then again to a different shape at 30 weeks then it has gone to a beach ball pop from 37 weeks on! I know they are different popping but isnt it weird and wonderful how our bellies change shape??

  14. #14
    Registered User

    Feb 2004

    Not exactly sure when, but I had a bit of a belly since at least 7w. My pants were getting tighter before I even knew I was pg & I found out at 3w 6d!! I had said to Aaron leading up to the BFP that we really have to go on a diet cos my pants were getting too tight

    Now at 13w I am not fitting into ANY pants I own at all!

  15. #15
    Registered User

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest

    My first baby I didn't show until I was around 5 and a half months> I was so thin and I guess being only 17 at the time I had great ab muscles - held everything in. My 2nd was about 2 months, my third nearly straight away and with this one before I even found out at 4 weeks.
    It's going to be a long pregnancy.

    Take care

  16. #16
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    Oct 2004
    NW Tasmania

    It was aeound the 6-7 month mark with my first...Im just one of those people who look fat,til my tummy sticks out and then i just look like im about to pop!!!
    Now i am even this far along with this one,i am a bit bigger thanusual,but with my last little girl i was 37 weeks and noone except my friends knew i was pregnant...
    i wonder will it be different this time with a boy??

  17. #17
    Registered User

    Aug 2004

    i have just popped, at about 14 weeks on the dot. not a lot, but i am in maternity clothes now as normal are just that little bit too uncomfortable, and i do look pregnant now, \/ for me!

  18. #18
    Debbie Lee Guest

    I can't tell if I have technically popped or not! Very hard to tell when I had a big belly to begin with. Will probably have to vote on the poll once I am further along so I know for sure.
    I definitely look more preggers now though. My friend reckons my posture has changed to a preggy-woman posture. She quacks behind my back when I walk. So nice of her!