Question by Mommy to Mia:
Will I get a round pregnant belly being overweight?

I am 19 weeks 3 days pregnant. I am desperate for a pregnant belly! I am 5’4” and prepregnancy I was 208lbs. I have only gained 7lbs. I have been in maternity pants since I was 16 weeks. I have what some people call a “double belly” (my stomach splits horizontally in the middle at my belly button). It’s not that big honestly, about an inch or so. I can feel my uterus right below my belly button now and I have started feeling the baby moving. It is a very exciting time!!

But…I can’t help but continue to wonder when I will get a round pregnant belly. When will I pop out? Will the top of my stomach fuse with my lower stomach? When do you think this will happen? People tell me they can’t tell I am pregnant and are shocked when I tell them I am almost 5 months. It is very upsetting for me. I am desperate for a round pregnant belly and have been since I found out we were expecting.

Someone out there has had this problem, I know it! Please let me know how your pregnancy went and then you started to show. I appreciate any kind of story or situation like mine. (Please keep your diabetes/overweight comments to yourself, me and my physician are dealing with my weight, I walk and take care of myself everyday).


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Answer by Momof2inIL
I know of several of my friends that were overweight and they got the round pregnant belly. It happened a little later than some, but it was definitely there by week 26 or so. You do not have much longer to go until you should be able to tell. Ideal of luck, hon!

Answer by BabyBoy DueXmas
I know a few overweigh preggo women and they did get the round preggo belly. It did not happen until much later in the pregnancy, like closer to 30 weeks, but it did happen!

Answer by littlepoohbear
many over weight women do not even show while they are pregnant. If you are over weight they do want you gain less too. All the over weight women I know never really showed and never got the round belly. They usually got bigger in the face and that’s about it. The smaller you are the rounder the belly is. The shocked reaction is common from the people i knew and the people who have posted on all the boards i speak on just because it’s harder to get the round belly because there is already room in there for them. As long as your baby is healthy I would not worry about what your belly looks like. I am 38 weeks and by belly looks like a perfect round object, and all the comments are annoying. Every where I go, you look like you have a basketball in there, etc. Provide your baby with the nutrients he/she needs. When he/she comes out those looks will mean a lot more to you then how your belly looked. congrats and ideal of luck.

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