Are you a tall mama to be and wondering when do tall women start to show when pregnant? I had several real moms who are all above 5’7″ weigh in on how long it was until they started showing with their pregnancies. If you’re wondering when you’ll get your baby bump then check out what these tall mommies said when I asked them when they started to show!
Heather, average body type 5’8″
I started showing right away. I had never thought that since I’m tall I might show later. Strangers started noticing I was pregnant right at 12 weeks.
Dana, former body builder 5’7″
I didn’t start showing until I was around six months pregnant with my son. When I got pregnant with my daughter I showed much faster probably right after 12 weeks.
Kendra, thin 5’10”
I started showing a small baby bump around 16 weeks. I was so excited to be showing. I was really showing around 20 weeks and most everyone could tell I was pregnant.
Tracy, average build 6’1″
I started showing around 18 weeks. I got really, really big towards the end of my pregnancy. It was so miserable and I felt like a giant whale.
Audrey (yours truly), average build 5’9″
I’m pretty tall myself, I’m 5’9″. I still have to order most of all my pants online since stores never carry a long enough inseam. I have had two beautiful babies and one miscarriage so I have been pregnant three times.
I didn’t show until around 7 months with my first baby and then I don’t think I ever really showed with my second baby. I had some pretty severe complications with my daughter and I had to have a chest x-ray to make sure I didn’t have pneumonia while in the hospital before being induced. My labor and delivery nurse wheeled me down to radiology and the tech looked at me and asked if there was any way I could be pregnant. My nurse started laughing and said, “I just wheeled her down from labor and delivery!”
Do tall women show less in pregnancy?
I would say yes and no. Usually the taller you are, the longer your torso will be which would cause the baby to grow up longer instead of out. Everyone is different and every baby is different. Each of my baby bumps were different.
Dealing with no bump
There is kind of disappointment you feel when you don’t have a baby bump. You also get tired of hearing you don’t look pregnant. I felt like since I didn’t really show or barely showed with my second baby that I didn’t get any of the extra help pregnant women usually get like people offering their seat to let you sit down when there are no extra seats available.
The good news about showing later or having a small baby bump
The good news is that you will get back into shape much faster! I know that personally, I felt a lot less uncomfortable towards the end of my pregnancy with my second child because I wasn’t as big and I didn’t gain as much weight.
Also, it’s nice not to have to run out and buy maternity clothes. It was easy on my wallet to be able to fit into my regular clothes for as long as I could. While, I think maternity clothes are a good thing to buy (especially because you’ll be wearing them for a little while after you have your baby as well), it is an extra expense.
Another perk is that you also get to avoid the million questions that curious strangers always seem to ask pregnant ladies. I remember with my son I got all the questions constantly. I know that people are just being nice or are curious but I found all the small talk exhausting.
I hope you enjoyed this post on the tall moms who let us know when they started to get a belly bump. Are you currently pregnant? Are you showing yet or not? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.