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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 04:56 AM   1
seaweed eater
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What does your belly FEEL like early on?


I'm only 4 weeks, but I think my belly feels slightly different! I don't think it's much bigger, but it seems rounder and harder, as if it has more of a shape somehow. Also, I seem to have stopped feeling cramping but I feel a bit of soreness -- I know back soreness is normal but I also feel it at the front, very slightly, as if I'd had an ab workout (which I assure you I have not ).

It seems very early for any belly-related changes, especially since this is my first pregnancy. I guess it might just be bloating? Could it have something to do with uterus growth (does that start so early already)? Or of course it could be completely in my head! Anyone else have similar (or different) experiences??



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 05:09 AM   2
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More than likely just bloating at this point, I got extremely bloated from very early on which made it a nightmare to hide! If it is your first child it is unlikely you will start showing until after 12 weeks at the earliest xx



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 05:14 AM   3
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Its bloat, I've got alot of bloat too, I guess cause normally when I get AF the bloat goes, but since I'm Preg the bloat is staying with me it IS a pain.. for me anyhow.



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 06:13 AM   4
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Yes, it's probably bloating and gas. Many people get a lot of that right from the start. Your uterus doesn't rise out of the pelvis and into your belly until about 12 weeks so it definitely won't be the baby. Constipation can make your belly seem harder until it is "resolved"



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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 06:32 AM   5
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Actually, I beg to differ! As soon as the preg hormone is released inside your body, your uterus begins to 'house' the embryo. Your uterus swells, stretches and contracts. Yes you do bloat, but your uterus also becomes hard and you can feel it. Obviously its not the embryo you can feel, as opposed to when you have a bump, but its def the growing uterus.

At 9 weeks I 'popped' and my uterus was deffinitely outside of my pelvis and just under the belly button, as is now but bigger.



 
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Thanks all, maybe it's some of both. I know I've had a lot of gas so there's probably some bloating, but that doesn't seem like it would cause the shape (though maybe constipation would). Interesting stuff!



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 07:56 AM   7
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Actually, I beg to differ! As soon as the preg hormone is released inside your body, your uterus begins to 'house' the embryo. Your uterus swells, stretches and contracts. Yes you do bloat, but your uterus also becomes hard and you can feel it. Obviously its not the embryo you can feel, as opposed to when you have a bump, but its def the growing uterus.

At 9 weeks I 'popped' and my uterus was deffinitely outside of my pelvis and just under the belly button, as is now but bigger.
Agree totally!!! I am starting to bloat and have had those uterus stretching cramps. Everything feels tight right now.



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 09:09 AM   8
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:-)


Everyones different hun, Im 10 weeks preg and I am showing already .. some days I look bigger than others (not massive but you can clearly see I'm pregnant) .. Enjoy having your wee bump, I am! Cant wait xxxxx



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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 10:44 AM   9
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I've had the biggest bloat since 4 and a half weeks. It looks like a tiny preg bump but I can still hold it in if I try really hard so I'm guessing it's not my uterus just yet!
I'm also getting confused whether when I'm lying down, if I can feel the top of my uterus just above my pubic bone or if it's just my lower tummy muscles??



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2012, 10:49 AM   10
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I'm only 4 weeks, but I think my belly feels slightly different! I don't think it's much bigger, but it seems rounder and harder, as if it has more of a shape somehow. Also, I seem to have stopped feeling cramping but I feel a bit of soreness -- I know back soreness is normal but I also feel it at the front, very slightly, as if I'd had an ab workout (which I assure you I have not ).

It seems very early for any belly-related changes, especially since this is my first pregnancy. I guess it might just be bloating? Could it have something to do with uterus growth (does that start so early already)? Or of course it could be completely in my head! Anyone else have similar (or different) experiences??
heya hun i am 4 weeks and 4 days i am feeling cramping down there, very slight, but i know something is going on, not bloating for me, but i do feel lower back pain, peeing alot and nausea after eating, i didnt think any of these symptoms should be noticable yet but everyone is different, they say not to test until 5 weeks but both mine were very positive and i know i am pregnant drs fri morning wahoooooo happy and healthy pregnancy hun x



 
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