For most first time pregnancies you can expect to begin showing by five months when the baby begins to spread out and away from your pelvic area, though the answer to this is totally dependent on a plethora of factors that include:
- How long your torso is. Women with long torsos will take longer to show because there's more room for baby to hide in there.
- How many times you've been pregnant before. You'll show earlier in subsequent pregnancies because your uterus is already stretched out from carrying babies before. I showed earlier on in my second pregnancy than I did in my first.
- How bloated you are. Yep, we associate that early pregnancy bloat with a baby bump but the truth is it's just air and Gatorade in there! In early pregnancy, the baby is really low down in your pelvic area - a place where pregnancy doesn't show.