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18 weeks pregnant and barely showing.

I will be 18 weeks pregnant on Friday, December 2nd. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was roughly 130 lbs. Now I am roughly 112-114 (depending on the day). I have been feeling (what I think is slight) movement, and my pants are becoming more snug. But I was wondering why I really wasn't showing yet.
I also am having intense back pain. Sometimes so intense I can barely bring myself to walk down the stairs in the morning. All of my doctors say that the baby is healthy and good, but not showing at 4 months worries me a little.
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689528 tn?1364135841
Don't worry yourself too much. I didn't start showin until around the time you are right now and it wasn't very noticeable. It started being noticeable to strangers around the time that I was like 23 or 24 weeks.
I remember at my 19 week ultrasound that my stomach still sunk in a bit when I laid down.
You'll pop in no time. That baby must be shoved right in there and closer to your back...that's probably why it hurts the way it does.
187316 tn?1386356682
I agree with heather. With my first I didn't start showing until 6 months and I was 98 lbs pre pregnancy. It just depends on how tight your abdominal muscles are, how long your torso is and how you are carrying baby.
1820473 tn?1344980763
alot of women dont start showing till after 20 weeks the they grow dramtically others grow big early and stay like that until about 2-3 months before due and then get bigger
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I didn't start to show until I was 24 weeks then there's no stopping, my bump is huge but today is my due date x
1884829 tn?1323878324
Everyone who posted above is correct. Every woman's body is different. With my first child I didn't start showing at all until around 5 months. I am now 14 weeks and have only gained 4 pounds. I started at 102 lbs and now I'm 106. I'be barely noticed any change in my tummy except like you my pants are a little snugger. I also notice my stomach is not as flat but still no noticeble bump. Don't worry yourself, especially if your doctor says everything is fine:) I too have horrible back pain but that's normal to, I talked to my doctor about it. You'll start showing soon enough. Good luck:)
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Also, if this is your first pregnancy, if you are toned, and if you are tall, it may take awhile for everything to stretch.
1194973 tn?1385503904
I completely agree with the others. There is no specific time you have to start showing, and it is completely dependent on the female in question. I didn't show with my daughter till I was 7 months, and even when I delivered at 39 weeks I still didn't look that far along--and I could easily hide it. Don't worry, the size of your belly doesn't mean baby isn't growing or that something is wrong.
290867 tn?1333569278
I am 17 weeks with number 3 and barely showing as well. I also dropped in weight a lot at the very beginning and haven't been to the doc in 3 weeks so I don't know if I have gained. Don't worry I'm sure it's just normal.
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I agree with everyone one else. Every pregnancy is different and some will show a lot later than others. And because this is your first , the first baby usually takes longer. I didn't show with my first till I was about 7 months even then if I wore something baggy, i could hide it. But with this one I'm only 14 weeks and Iv started to pop out a bit .
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I started showing at 24weeks, but maybe because its my first pregnancy.anyways I think it all depends on your body in order to show.
363110 tn?1340920419
I started actually showing at about 6m with my son and I carried in front with both pregnancies. From the back or front straight on it wasn't really noticeable that I was pregnant. I had to be looked at from the side for the most part until about 7 1/2- 8 months.
I gained only 6 lbs my 2nd pregnancy and delivered my son at 6lb5oz, lol.  I wasn't really big starting out, about 5'8 165lbs. There are pics on my profile.
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