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Old Jul 15th, 2011, 07:46 AM   1
trudie100
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Extreme Bloating at 6 weeks- Help pls ladies, is this normal?


Hi everyone

Im 6 weeks pregnant and I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bloated and constipated.

I look a couple of months pregnant by the end of the day & i've already gained about 6-7 lbs.

Ive always been slim (size 8, 8 stone or just under) and I cant believe that Ive put on 6-7lbs already from the baby as he/she is the size of a grape!

Ive been really constipated ever since I found out I was pregnant and im so bloated its horrific - im hoping that this is the cause of the weight gain/already showing stomach!

I just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this around 6 weeks? (for my own peace of mind I want to know this is normal) and I also wanted to ask when does the bloating & constipated stop?

Thanks

Trudie



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Old Jul 15th, 2011, 07:53 AM   2
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hi there

I'm 6 weeks 1 day and I also get bloated but it's usually just after eating. I'm not bloated in the morning when I get up but after lunch and after dinner I bloat up and look about 5/6 months rather than 6 weeks! OH was joking that we won't be able to hide it!



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2011, 08:10 AM   3
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I'm bloated too - already look a few months gone, and I'm only just reaching 7 weeks.
Slightly concerned people will start to suspect well before we tell them after 12 weeks, but I've also heard that it does get better. You certainly shouldn't swell up even more in the next few weeks, and will only start to show a bump that is actually the baby, nearer the 2nd trimester.
I haven't had a constipation problem, but I have always been a big water drinker. Only advice I can give is to try drinking more water and steer clear of fizzy drinks. I seem to get through about 3 litres a day, which my doctor was very happy about



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2011, 08:27 AM   4
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I'm very bloated too. My BF made a comment about my pants being tight last night (not in a nasty way, he was being sweet and came back with, you're pregnant, your pants are supposed to get tight). I haven't gained any weight yet, but my lower belly and boobs are sticking out much farther than usual!



 
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Old Jul 15th, 2011, 08:33 AM   5
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It is definitely normal! I have had it since 5 weeks. I am the same as the previous poster. It isn't too bad when I wake up, but by evening I look HUGE.



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2011, 04:43 AM   6
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Thanks ladies! im glad that im not the only one experiencing this!

I also have a flat tummy in the morning & look about 3 months by the evening! i think alot of mine is constipation as i suffer from IBS anyway, over the weekend the constipation has gone and its been replaced with the opposite *sorry TMI lol* and now my tummies flat again but i know it wont be long until the constipation cycle starts again!

Really hoping the bloating does go down in general soon



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Old Jul 18th, 2011, 12:18 PM   7
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i look like i am 20 weeks! my pregnancy is NO secret!



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2011, 16:06 PM   8
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Im having days where im bloated and look very pregnant and days where I actually feel quite skinny!!!

Its very strange!



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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 08:12 AM   9
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days where I actually feel quite skinny!!!
I'd like days like that!
My days are mostly me wondering if I'll have to go to work in my PJ's because I can't do up any of my trousers!



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2011, 08:46 AM   10
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days where I actually feel quite skinny!!!
I'd like days like that!
My days are mostly me wondering if I'll have to go to work in my PJ's because I can't do up any of my trousers!
I know those exact feelings. I'm 11 weeks and I"m still bloating like a parade float it is very aggrevating



 
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