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Baby bump at 7 weeks pregnant, is this normal

Hi everyone, I have a baby bump now and I am only 7 weeks pregnant. People and friends see me and say congratulations: is it normal to have baby bump at 7 weeks? Maybe all the ivf hormones contributed to having an early baby bump due to the egg collection and bloating at egg collection.

Even anyone knows whether it is normal to have baby bump at 7 weeks please let me know as I am quite curious as to why I am showing so early. Does it mean I am having a big Baby? Does it mean anything?

Good luck ladies

xx

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Hi lovely I had a bump from the get go too just like you, I never asked about it but I attributed it to the combination of collection, transfer & meds we have to take. I have a big bump now at just over 4 months but baby was only measuring a few days bigger than she should so all normal 😊 xx

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Oh Laura thanks. I was wondering why I was showing so much already. I have no pregnancy sickness, nurses say the ivf hormones might have prepared my body for pregnancy so it could make some women have no morning sickness. Did you have morning sickness?

Congrats on your pregnancy xxx

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Nope not a bit of Morning sickness but around 8-12 weeks I had nausea badly but only on an evening it was so weird aside from that I've not really had many symptoms xx

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Oh thanks Laura I am so relieved. I sometimes worry as I don't feel sick at all. But doctor said is normal not to feel sick for some women.

xx

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Yeah totally normal, it's so hard not to panic and worry I still worry now even after all the checks and scans I think it will be like this until I give birth ha ha xx

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Hey Laura, I'm a few weeks behind you (15w1d today) and mine also measured a little big for what I full we'll know is the conception (and thus due) date. They told me that usually happens with IVF babies. Head start after all we go through?! They even adjusted my due date - same for you?

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Hiya, congratulations 😊 it must be an ivf thing! They said that if they were dating it it would be 31st december on nhs but ivf clinic say 4th jan so we have agreed to all stick with that date....for now ha ha xx

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Thanks :-) Hope all continues to go well for you. They insisted on amending my due date but as it was only a day, I let them ;-) xx

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I honestly don't know but I am only 7 weeks and look about 4 months gone and have done since egg collection!! xx

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Same here; I look over 4 months pregnant already- not been able to hide it at all xxxx

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I had a bump / bloated at 5 weeks - no kidding. Had my positive 2nd week December and by christmas, some of my family had guessed!

I started IVF at size 8 or 10. Within weeks nothing fitted me, and i didn't have OHSS but i was on high doses of Gonal F.

I was big throughout to be honest, and I am still a size 12, 2 years post pregnancy. Just can't shift the IVF weight.

My baby was also a normal healthy weight when born. It's the IVF drugs I'm afraid.

Oh and, CONGRATUTLAITONS. Best news ever xx

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Oh thanks so much. I added so much weight already, it is scary but I am just happy for the baby and less worried about the weight. I will proudly carry my baby bump and not worry about how quickly it is growing lol xxxxx

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Indeed, dot worry about the weight. It's lovely weight :-) xxxx

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Lol it is all worth it with the babies and yes I see it as a lovely weight gain as it comes with bundles of joy xxxx

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Oh and also I did loads of shopping before commencing my ivf cycle none of my gyns fit now and they are new! Lol- xxx

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I did the same. lol

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Have you been scanned yet? Could it be twins? I felt like that and said to quite a few people I can feel something and bloated already. Scan at 7 weeks revealed twins xx

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Good point Daxi - I was also expecting twins up til 6 or 7 weeks, so that's a good point - that could add more bump. xx

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I also had two embryos implanting and was expecting twins. But I will know for sure whether the second twin continued or not in my 8th weeks scan xxx

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Hi Daxi, I have another scan scheduled for 8 weeks. I had two embryos implantated. At my 8 weeks scan I will know for certain if the second twins stayed or not (as it was too early to say conclusively at 6 weeks). Did you have two embryos implanted? xxxx

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Interesting! Could well be tho couldn't it. No mine was just though clomid! Didn't expect it to happen at all. I bet you can't wait for that scan xx

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Same thing here... I was told it's the hormones.

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Yes true xxx

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The weird thing is for me is that I am now the same weight as I was before I started IVF but I look huge. I honestly don't mind too much but none of my jeans fit which is weird for no weight gain. Its all round my tummy and it is so swollen and has never gone down. Not sure if its just because I am a lot more inactive and resting so maybe loss of muscle tone?? Any ideas?xx

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I added more weight than I did before my Ivf. I think mostly on my stomach and all my jeans don't fit around my stomach. In fact I have bump like over 4 months pregnant lol xx

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Me too! I am massive and have always had a wash board stomach, it was my best part of me hehe. I guess I just thought it would go down before it started to grow. have been living in leggings since stimms xx

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I'm so jealous. I'm nearly 19 weeks and no sign of a bump at all. Just proves everyone is different and there is no right or wrong. Enjoy your pregnancy xx

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Thanks dear. Good luck with yours as well xxxx

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Trust me I am jealous of you!!!! xx

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You will pop out all of a sudden! No hiding mine tho. Do you know what your having yet? Xx

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Yes I'm having a girl. What about you?

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Aw amazing congratulations! 2 boys!! I will get confirmed at the 20 week scan tho as she changed her mind on one so put doubt in my head xx

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Oh no! Twins wow that's amazing. I can't wait for my 20 week scan

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Just found this link, what do you all think?

blog.drmalpani.com/2010/02/...

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I agree with the link somewhat but it doesn't explain why we find it hard to lose thw weight after treatment...I wish it did "fall off" after stims! I went back to my old diet and exercise routine after my 1st treatment and nothing came off grr! xxx

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Yes it's normal with Ivf two weeks should be added to your due date too of which you will find your baby earlier than what the hospital tells you xx

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