Will I be able to hide it to 12 weeks? — The Bump

Will I be able to hide it to 12 weeks?

Will I be able to hide the pregnancy till 12 weeks?  This is my 2nd/3rd and I know you tend to bump earlier the 2nd time around. I really wanted to wait till dd first birthday to share the news but I feel as though I will long be showing before that.  When did you start showing?



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Re: Will I be able to hide it to 12 weeks?

  • I was bloated and could have hid it better had I wanted to but I didnt really care after 8 weeks when we told family. But yes... Im sure I could have hid it well into 14 weeks with the right clothes.
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  • This is my second pg and I could hide it pretty well until 17 or 18 weeks for people who didnt know me. I didnt tell work until 14 or 15 weeks and no one could tell. It's all about the clothes since I stopped buttoning my pants around 9 weeks.

    Now, at 30w, I get stranger comments on the daily.

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  • I was actually smaller with my twins than my first.  I went to a shower at 14w and probably still could've hidden it and just looked like I pigged out. 

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  • palm513palm513 member

    I had my twins first and didn't show just looked a little bloated, until 28 weeks. this time I am showing at 17, with one. it depends on your body and how you are carrying the babies. If you didn't show that early before you prolly won't this time either.


  • jcathjcath member
    You will certainly notice a bump at 12 weeks but pick your clothes well and you can hide it no problem.
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  • I was out at work at 14w b/c I couldn't hide anymore, but had been getting the side eye and questions from about 10w.  I was bloated from IVF and then bumped pretty early.  I needed a belly band from before even getting my BFP.
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  • I did IVF, so I was bloated.  I think that I really popped out though at 14 weeks.  I could have hidden it until then - fluffy looking, but not pregnant.  The right clothes will definitely help you do that.

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  • This was my second pregnancy and felt like I was showing from the beginning! By 15 weeks had an little obvious bump. I am not sure if you can/will be able to hide it, everyone is different.
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    You will certainly notice a bump at 12 weeks but pick your clothes well and you can hide it no problem.

    I am 12 weeks today (first babies), and this is certainly the case for me.   

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  • I had a bit of a bump at 12 weeks, but I was able to hide it that long.  Granted, this is my first pregnancy (at least that made it to double digits in weeks). 

    I hope you are able to hide it!  

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  • This is my 2nd twin pregnancy and I was in maternity trousers at 6 weeks. Had to tell everyone at 9weeks as my bump was very obvious!! Depends on ur usual style of clothing and body type!!
  • I didn't look pregnant until close to 20 weeks. Granted they were my first, but I definitely could have hidden it for a long time.
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  • SWA80SWA80 member
    I told work at 13 weeks. I had a lot of bloat but was able to hide it, just looked a little chubby.
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  • I told my former co workers when I was a couple days past 13 weeks. No one had a clue prior to my announcement. My twins were number 2 and 3 for me as well. 
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  • They were my first/only pregnancy but yeah, I was able to hide it to 12w. I didn't notice any changes at all till right around 11-12w and had to buy my first belly band at 13w, got my first stranger comment around 14w.
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  • really depends on your body.  skinny women usually show sooner.  I'm not skinny, I was about 15-20lbs over my normal weight (so not obese),but I didn't show til really late 16w and at 17w is when I really had a bump that I couldn't hide by clothes.  
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