Pregnancy symptoms: When will you begin to show?

I am 14 weeks pregnant and am still not "showing." I was somewhat underweight before I became pregnant, so I'm feeling like I should be showing by now. I miscarried earlier this year, so I'm very anxious to know that everything is okay. When should I be showing?

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At 14 weeks, your uterus is just popping up above the pubic bone and if you do not have much adipose tissue (fat) to displace upward. It is not unusual for you not to show yet.

Some women do not really start to show until 20 weeks, depending upon their physical stature and shape of their abdominal muscles. Around 18 weeks or so from your last period your uterus should be almost up to the navel and you will probably begin to feel your baby moving.

Make sure you are eating well, from all of the food groups, and gaining consistently. (And remember, no smoking!) Regular prenatal checkups will also help to reassure you that your baby is growing normally.

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