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Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I'm not quite ready to break the news yet, but I'm starting to show. Any tips for hiding my belly a couple more weeks?

Re: I'm not quite ready to break the news yet, but I'm starting to show. Any tips for hiding my belly a couple more weeks?

The Bump Expert

Not that we're into deceit and trickery or anything, but... of course!

[  ] Start complaining. "I'm so fat" ... "There's just no time to work out anymore "... You get the idea.

[  ] Try to curb the cravings. While pickles with peanut butter may sound sumptuous to you, a. it'll raise some eyebrows, and b. it's really kind of gross. No offense.

[  ] Put a lime in whatever you order (try clear beverages or watered down cranberry juice) and it'll look just like a cocktail.

[  ] Hold off on the maternity clothes just a little longer... or at least find some cute ones.

[  ] Keep the "doctor's appointments" to a minimum. Try the old plumber/electrician/cable guy/whatever excuse instead.

Paula Kashtan

re: Q: Hiding Pregnancy?

Layers do wonders!

Megatron |

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Unless your officemates would find it weird for you to wear these items, here's another suggestion that worked for me. Wear a silk scarf knotted where a v-neck would "v"--masks your growing chest size and draws attention up to face instead of down to belly. Also, wearing a suit jacket (open) works well, especially wearing black underneath. Not only do you look and feel more professional, people can't see your belly.

BackBayGrrl |

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I was 20 weeks before I told clients! I wore long jackets with always a black top underneath and black trousers and wore kind of draped scarves/ pashminas- I often carried a notebook in front of my belly too!!

missjane |

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You can try to hide it but you KNOW all the ladies in the office are gossiping about you!

Mitzie |

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I work in an er and wear a white coat, no one knew until i started telling them! also get maternity clothes that look like your regular clothes...

lisaanj |

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I work in retail management and a bit surprised that no one has said anything to me yet, I haven't really popped yet at 17 weeks. My chest is much bigger than the A cup I was before, I was wearing the super wonder bras and no wear the nonpadded style. At least in my mind there is no diff....we will see what they say when I make the big announcement at work. Hopefully not too many will say they already knew:)

noguminbed |

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...and, as far as pesky questions go (like why am I not drinking?) I have been going with the good old "I am still too hung over from last night" lie...

hipchykk |

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I was wearing my regular shirts with maternity pants underneath. I thought I just looked hefty....this week though I am 18 weeks and I went to a new client's office. When I introduced myself they looked at my face, then my belly, then back at my face. Then there are the comments: "oh, aren't you going to lunch yet? You should really take care of yourself." I think the cat is out of the bag- although no one has said anything specific, they know. I'm telling my boss on Friday. I just hope he hasn't already noticed....

liongish119 |

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I've been going with the I'm letting my self go, and that's why I am always wearing stretchy pants and loose fitting tops excuse. Also when I am feeling especially green I just go with the hung over excuse. I get out of drinking cause I blame the newly gained pounds for my aversion to the added calories.

sveldey |

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It's funny because as much as you try to hide it, most people already know. People pay attention to details more than you think. I waited a while before I told anyone on my job or in my family, but when I did, they wasnt surprized, they were very excited and actually relieved that they can ask me questions without seeming like they are making assumptions. It did feel good when I didnt have to think so much about what I was going to wear and how to hide it. The anxiety was finally over.

shatinabrn1 |

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I def do layers and the whole bella band thing. Though my office is really cold I get away with wearing a small bubble vest. so that helps in hiding the bump. Only 11 weeks but I'm so bloated I sometimes look like i'm 5 months.

valencia124 |

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I'm sure they all know here, but I'm trying my best to hide it. One lady told me I look pregnant in the face lol. I can surely say I look pregnant in my tummy too, but my jacket covers that a little bit. I'm just not a loud person. For me this is our last child and I want it t be private and intimate. I don't want my co workers asking fifty million questions. We have two preggos as it is. I'm happy with them hovering over them lol. I will hide it until I can hide no more. My boss knows and that is all that matters!

SunshineDiva09 |

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I am currently 16 weeks pregnant and I am still the same weight and size pre-pregnancy..Actually I lost some weight and went down a size during the first trimester. I am actually excited to get a cute bump.

russianbride08 |

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I am only about 5 weeks along and we want to wait to tell family and friends until after the first dr. appt. in a few weeks. We are seeing my whole family this weekend for Memorial Day, and I don't want them to get any ideas. My family likes to have cocktails with dinner, and I normally have them too - but this weekend I obviously can't, so I'm thinking that is going to raise some eyebrows. I'm going to have to find some creative ways to avoid the drinks or make n/a drinks that look like the real thing!

SmileyStella |

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I'm in the military so we all wear the same exact uniform. I'm 18 weeks now and you cant tell. I work in an air conditioned space so i wear my jacket all the time. Once it comes off, it's quite noticeable that im expecting. As the weeks go by i will have to wear a maternity uniform which is so embarassing cause it's literally 3 times bigger then what it should be. I got about another month until i gotta make the big switch to it. I think i will be more comfortable and relaxed once everybody knows and i can stop trying to hide it.

kwhite81 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Hiding your pregnancy by "fake drinking" isn't too hard. If you like beer, go for a non-alcoholic brand that you would normally drink and just peel the label off where it says "non-alcoholic". Or go for a watered down cranberry juice, clear drink (like Sprite) or sparkling juice. It did wonders for me to hide the fact that I am expecting! :)

lematthees |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I see no reason to hide anything. Even if you weren't pregnant and were just getting fat it's nobody's business but your own. Besides, if they think you're fat when you do decide to break the news they should feel guilty for gossiping about you in the first place.

vstapleton2006 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I'm still trying to hide for two more weeks but it's getting more difficult. I have been telling people, which is true but it wouldn't have to be to use it, that I'm having thyroid problems. Underactive thyroid (hypothyroid) makes you gain weight. I've been wearing tops one size larger and using a BeBand to cover up my pants not buttoning. For casual, I wear a maternity t-shirt. The shape doesn't look that much different on but you can't see the bump. I'm trying to pull this off for two more weeks (until after the 13 week ultrasound). Good luck, girls!

Silvermaille |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

So far I've been able to hide it with my normal trendy clothes.. they are sort of "flow-y" around the mid area anyway. I'm also an aerobics instructor and that's the only clothing that I've had to modify to not "give it out yet"....-yoga maternity pants are great and comfi!!!! And last but not least.. my hubby and I have a plan, every time we go out with our friends... we delay to order drinks, then he goes to the "bathroom" which means he goes to the bar and ask for a fruity martinit with everything but the vodka.. these "fake" martinits have been a HIT!

jennielopez |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

button-down shirts/blouses with stretchy skirts is working pretty well for me. When I wear my old clothes people can totally figure it out. When I wear button down shirts, especially with a little pattern to them, it hides it well enough, although my fourth grade students already asked me twice if I'm pregnant - kids tend to sense these things, I guess!

Pocket879 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I had a small beer belly before I got pregnant, and now the pregnancy bloat has made my little belly look big! I'm not ready to tell people yet, so I've been using a small Bella Band under my clothes like a girdle. It's comfortable, and keeps your waistline smooth. Plus, since it's under my pants, you can still see the belt loops, etc., so I haven't gotten any questions about "maternity pants". Also, thank goodness for the flowy tops that are in style now. They really help hide a growing midsection.

Brannan |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

This is my 2nd pregnancy and my co-workers are patiently waiting for when I am going to announce - they know I want another. The holidays are no good for hiding this - too many parties with drinking! I told one co-worker who is a good friend of mine. She is going to help me at parties by pouring my non-alcoholic drinks and keeping them a secret. She is also doing some heavy lifting for me around the office. Feels good to have that safety net and not stress so much about it. Although, she did tell me that one of my younger co-workers is keeping track of how many times I go to the bathroom each day to see if she can figure out when I get pregnant. Sorry, not holding it just for that!

toteair |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I have found the long, flowing cardigan-type sweaters to be a great layer to camouflage my growing belly. I'm only 14 weeks but it's my second and things are popping out much more quickly this time around!

JenOP |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

The scarf idea, long cardigans, carrying notebooks, and flowing tops are great. I am heading into my 14th week and FINALLY have an appointment with my supervisors to tell them. I got called out by someone at work when i was only 8 weeks (i had actually just gained 15 lbs before i even got pregnant - embarrassing), but i was mortified. We have a lot of "restructuring" going on, so I was in no way ready to come out yet! I still do not want it to be a big deal. When people are loosing jobs, you don't want to be "the weakest link". I wish I could have hidden it longer, but it really isn't very hide-able anymore, and i am sure since my co-worker first noticed, the rumor mill has already been at work. I wish people did not have to be so nosey.

acswjpc |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I was married in August last year and am 11 weeks pregnant. I work at a small school where there are 20 women and one male employee. I have had many recent comments by my co-workers about when/ if my husband and I were planning on having a baby.. When I left work early one day because of a back ache my boss even asked (jokingly) Are you pregnant? I suppose when your workforce is full of moms they will all figure it out eventually. I'm happy to say that I will be telling everyone in a week or two, but I'm sure they all know already. Now I have to decide when to tell my class of elementary students- I think that will be even harder then telling my co-workers.

acmonkie |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

A great way to avoid alcohol is to say "i have a headache/migraine and drinking will only make it worse." We're waiting until the end of the first trimester, which i really hard - I want to tell everyone how excited I am (its my first) and explain why I gained weight (going off the pill and onto prenatal vitamins I gained 15 lbs before conceiving).

lindsayroc |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Shirts with ruching on the side, empire waists and "boyfriend" cardigans are my go-to.

clandersny |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Oh, I have used the migraine excuse, too! It's helpful to get out of drinking. As for the clothing - I have found my jeans hide things better than most of my nice work pants. I am layering since the weather is still cool.

CrazyToast |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I have found it really difficult to keep a secret. Everyone just seems to know and I'm not showing yet. My best friend guessed simply because I ordered decaf coffee. Several friends guessed when I wasn't drinking wine with dinner. I even had a friend I haven't talked to in six months call and say she had a dream I was pregnant! Ugh! I can't wait until the first trimester is over!

heidi_eric |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I agree with the posts that say most people probably already know and pay attention to detail more than you think. Plus, if you're feeling sick, you are looking sick, and the women in your office will pick up on that. That being said, I was just at a work coctail party and no one knew. I didn't drink just saying I had to do more work later on. I am wearing a black wrap and it just looks like I'm cold. Blazers are good too

Sunnyk |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I've been wearing lots of long scarves - hides the boobs and the belly!

AllisonG2010 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I had a UTI early on... Which worked as a great excuse "I can not drink with the meds I'm on" ... at least it worked for a little bit.

dsurvis |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I am only 9 wks and I have lost about 6 pounds but my tummy looks more obvious. I think I lost the weight because of this strict diet the doctor and my husband have me on... no sugar, tons of water (I feel like a walking water balloon). I think my tummy looks a little bigger than I am used to and I am having trouble hiding my tummy at my office. I would wear more blazers but it really doesnt go with my work environment. I will try the scarf thing though. Thanks for the advice. I just think it is hard because the shape of your body changes.

strikinglyme |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I dont mind showing off(: I just look fat right now, anyway.

Breeanaa |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I've noticed when shopping for maternity clothes online that models who wear prints aren't as noticeably pregnant as the models that wear solid colors. Something with a black background and flowers or geometric shapes seems to always hide the bump, even in the really big bellies.

sexysica |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Alright ii got this down, ive helped friends when they didnt want people talking about them, saying there to young, alright where lose fitting sweters, not too lose, and wear jackets and hoddies open, then wear shirts that are longer, so you can leave your top jean button open.

xoLyraxNicolexo |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Two thoughts: 1) I'm a pediatric resident and working in the NICU. This is emotionally very difficult to see very ill babies while expecting my first. It's also physically demanding. I get to work at 7:30 in the morning and we round on our patients, standing and without breaks, for hours (sometimes till 1 pm). I realized early on that my overactive bladder and nausea both needed to be addressed more frequently than that. Moreover, I need to take care of my baby so that he or she does not end up being taken care of by my colleagues. I was nervous about telling the neonatologist but didn't want him to think I was uninterested or sneaking out because I'm lazy. Know what? He makes sure that I get enough brakes and I get to sit during rounds now. The support of my colleagues is amazing. 2) A few friends figured it out around when I was 7 weeks at a colleague's wedding. I thought about lying about what I was drinking but I realized that I'd rather that they think that I might be pregnant than to look back and think that I was irresponsible and drinking through my pregnancy.

sarcor |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I'm 9 weeks and I've been wearing longer shirts at work so far. When we go out, I get a beer and then hold it until my husband is done with his then we do a quick swap when nobody is watching. Or I order by myself and get a sprite on the rocks with a lime. Looks like a gin and tonic.

baby51511 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I love the fact that winter is just around the corner and the temps are dropping. So being that I'm at 13 weeks now and just getting the baby bump showing I plan to buy some maternity pants and wear baggy sweaters over them. Layering in the winter is a great way to hide pregnancy.

EllenN5 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I am 11 weeks and I tried to hide it until I went out with several of my girlfriends for dinner and a movie. I brought a babydoll type bubble shirt ....lets just say before dessert it was obvious that I was pregnant. I guess my plan didnt work! I always had a rather small stomach and have been doing Zumba for 5 months so, it didnt take much for them to figure it out.

DENIAL10 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I'm almost 20 weeks in. No one at the office even guessed until I told them a few days ago...and I was tiny and fit pre-pregnancy (so it's been obvious to me for a few weeks). I just always wore blazers a size larger than needed (a habit I've had for several years - well before the pregnancy).

Mellingtonboots |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I`m having a hard time covering it at work. I`m 9 weeks. Between my uniform pants (I`m a medic) snugging up and my dashing to washrooms, and having to throw up at all times of the day (while on the way to calls, at the ER, at base) a few people have guessed. I was so hoping to keep it a secret until 14-15 weeks. How long are other people waiting until they tell family or workÉ

pinksmartie |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Wearing a uniform at work doesnt help me hid my belly but wearing a tight fitting tanktop helps my uniform shirt not form to my belly. I found out I was pregnant right before the holidays so I made my New Years resolution to not drink... No one has commented or questioned it yet!! Sport Bras under casual shirts and Tshirts help hide the ever fast growing boobs. We will be 11 weeks in 3 days and are waiting till about 15 weeks to tell the family!!

osuatigurl |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

to help with the whole drinking thing... i either mix soda water with a splash of cran or pineapple juice and then i often order a regular beer and water. then I dump out the beer in the bathroom and fill it up with the water :) that way you can drink from that same bottle all night but its only water

LaurenNicole122 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Giving excuses for not drinking would never work for me. Everyone would see right through that. So instead I have my sister pound a beer than I go fill it up with water. Even doing that people make comments "wow you're nursing that beer, that's getting warm etc..." so sad what you have to do to 'fake' drink.

reneebob |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I don't drink, but it was really hard for me to hide my belly since a month and a half ago. Nobody knew except for my family. My brother is a wrestler and I always go with him to watch. I was dating a wrestler from Sept. 19 to Oct. 9 and after a week from breaking up I was getting sick. When I found out I was pregnant I was gonna tell him, but his stepdad didnt want him to have anything to do with me so I said I was gonna tell him that I took a test, but I lied and said I'm not pregnant. We haven't been together since and I hid my pregnancy from him and other wrestlers from 3 different federations that I go to since then till now. I'm overweight, but I didn't start showing till 2 weeks ago and the wrestlers and some of the fans have noticed. I tried to hide it all that I can hide, but now I can't do that anymore. I'll be 19 weeks on Sunday and someone from this past Saturday went and opened their big mouth to my ex and said he's gonna be a dad right there in front of his fiance. She got pissed and walked out of the show. Me and him haven't spoken to each other for almost 2 months and he tried coming over to me to talk, but I got up and walked away from him. He caught up with me after the show and hugged me though. I didn't want him to touch me nor talk to me, but he held onto me and told me everything will be alright and that he promises to be there for me and our son, but I don't believe him. I'm scared to be a single mom, but I truly feel like I should have never told him. Since then though he's been calling and texting me to check up on me and the baby and I actually like it that he's trying to be there for me and our son. I have cried for 2 or 3 months and I miss and still love him, but I can't get myself to ask him for help. I've got all the help I need.

NewBabyGlidewell |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Try the belly band. You can get them at Target!

titlegirl1024 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I've been using Lent as my excuse for not drinking. I'll be 11 weeks at Easter weekend and I plan on hiding from my friends, telling them we're going to my parents' for Easter so no one needs to see me not drinking, and I'll tell my parents I'm training for a race and doing a cleanse so I'm not drinking. The week after Easter I'll be 12 weeks and fiiiiiiiiiiinally able to spill the beans. Can't wait!

snowgirl0429 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

While the coworkers and friends (for the most part) don't know yet, the family found out a mere day after we did due to my inability to lie. We were out to dinner for my mother-in-law and my birthdays (they're a day apart) and she ordered champagne for the table. There's no excuse that works convincingly for refusing champs on your birthday, so of course everyone immediately knew when I said "none for me!"

jennsuzhoy |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I stopped smoking as soon as I found out that we are expecting. Naturally some of my friends questioned why I had made that choice, but it is pretty easy just to say that it is a healthier decision for my husband and I. I've also told them that we are going to start trying so I wanted to get as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, we were not actually trying or I would have quit sooner. I've also used cigarettes as the reason I don't drink. I've told people that alcohol brings on cravings so I have been avoiding it. The weight gain has also been blamed on quitting smoking. I blame the tiredness and "morning" sickness on all sorts of things. One of my co-workers suspects that I am and has been telling others (who I would not confide in) that she feels like a victim because I am not telling her. It would be nice if my co-worker and "friend" would find it in herself to give me some space and let me enjoy my first few weeks of pregnancy without being the subject of gossip. Too bad, she is making this about her and not realizing how hurtful she is being by talking about me behind my back. I hope you ladies can get through the first couple of months without that kind of headache!

ThomasandAlison |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

If you work with kids, they can tell right away. I just broke the news to my students. One student decided to yell out, " I knew it! I knew you were because I told another student you were getting chubby!" Haha. Kids, they tell it how they see it!

eewolfe |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I interview for a employer back in March of this year and at the time I did not know I was pregnant. They called me in for the job and now I have to hide my pregnancy until I pertrude out my clothing...OMG...I thought I was the only one with this issue!

liamwilliams |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I,m excited about my little bump. So hiding its not an issue me.

Twalac |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I have to heartily disagree with the bump's advice to start saying things like "I'm so fat" and putting yourself down...pregnancy and the body changes are sensitive and vulnerable enough without creating a situation where one would "pretend" to be unhappy about their body. As someone who has struggled with body issues my whole life, pregnancy is a time to be extra vigilant about not letting any of that old negative self talk come back in to play. And as far as having to justify not drinking or pretend that you are, whatever happened "to thine own self be true" and it's none of my business what others think of me? Someone else said it best when they said that even if you weren't pregnant and had just gained weight, or just didn't feel like drinking or were trying to quit, I believe I owe no one but myself and whatever inner source of guidance I call upon an explanation. Sorry for the soap box, I just felt disturbed at all the hype around making things up to escape others' judgements. It's fine to say "I'd rather not discuss this." Thanks.

beautifulheidiminna |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

My thoughts exactly beautifulheidiminna! I think it's really sad that people are pretending to be drinking alcohol. I don't drink much anyway and when someone has asked if I want a beer/glass of wine, I simply say I need to hydrate and ask for a water and carry on. No big deal. On July 4th I snagged the role of designated driver and that worked too. No need to lie or pretend or feel you need to have an explanation for not imbibing.

jgallagher77 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I just hit 12 weeks and although some of my clothes are a little snug right now (thankfully I had lost some weight since last summer so those clothes will suffice for the rest of the summer), I'm not yet 'showing' that baby bump. It's going to get harder as I've been interviewing for jobs for the last 6 months and finding a job is even more important now than it was before. I'm going to have to be creative if the bump appears before I get a new job - thanks for the advice on the scarfs and black shirts under jackets.

scrapper9494 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I'm lucky, I just wear my lab coat all day, then carry a big purse in front of me (doesn't raise red flags; they all know about my big purse addiction) on the way in and out. They think I am just "eating too many twinkies" again...

BGo |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Try to wear your regular jeans & wear flowy tops or shirts that don't emphasize your belly. I hid my pregnancy up until about 18 weeks, well i told my family & close friends from the beginning but i didn't really want to tell anyone else just because i'm a private person. Though after about 18 weeks i was getting the startes and the "your breast are bigger" comments

ErikaGC13 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I am now 11 weeks and a little bump has popped up. I am wearing blazers and carrying things in front of my belly. It is going to get old fast, so there comes a point where you just have to go with it.

PincushionDiva |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I work in a hospital for OB/GYN so I went ahead and told everyone immediately because i knew they would all guess pretty quickly. I am not really telling other people outside of family, but im not showing really either at 11weeks. I got a few cute dark colored cardigans and black yoga pants and leggings. Stretch pants are super in, so I dont think too many people would question that look unless you are a jeans everyday type of person, or you have to wear a suit everyday. Even then, I wear suit pants and i just put a looser fitting shirt and a cardigan on. Most offices are cold enough that its not strange for you to have something covering you up. The only person that has commented on my now enormous chest is my partners best friend.

wonderhopey |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I am a OB/GYN so all my colleagues guessed very quickly! I was covering mine up becasue I felt that patients didn't need to know. Their appointments should focus on their pregnancies, not mine. My scrubs and coat covered very well. I'd recommend clothes a little roomier but not baggy because that just draws attention to the areas that are growing.

Palindrome1313 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Belly Bands are great! Good luck! I recently went through a miscarriage and my family and friends completely know we are trying now. Which, they also know I love to have a beer or two at get-togethers so, a random attempt at an excuse to not drink will throw up signals right away...so would a n/a "mixed drink". I tend to be picky at the type of beer I drink sooo...I have been saving up empty bottles and the tops. Next time we get preggers I will have clean beer bottles to drink water from and no one will be the wiser. :) Bahahahaha.

kjclove |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I really hope that all of the tips and tricks I've read help me out. I'm 11 weeks and start a new job in 3 weeks. So I'm going to have to hide my baby bump for a LONG time, so I can get through my 3 month probationary period without anyone knowing! I'm a heavier girl to begin with, so it shouldn't be hard for the next couple weeks anyway!

Jensina |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

just give in and celebrate it :) i am 11 weeks and my bump is here! all i know is that my beautiful baby is now the size of a lime (thanks thebump.com) and my body is making room for him/her to grow.

LoloHawes |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

My bump popped two weeks ago... i'm 10 weeks and 2 days based on the sono. If i start wearing looser clothes it will be obvious. All my office attire is fitted since i work out and eat right [for the most part]. I'm not really looking forward to maternity clothes, may just need bigger pants until 6 months. I'll have to give the belly band a try...

debronzeyes12 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I pretty much made it impossible for myself to hide it... I use to be a smoker and my answer to my concerned friends and family who suggested I quit was "I'll quit when I get pregnant." Soooo you can imagine what happened when I quit. Dead givaway!

Chrispy314 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I need some advice actually. I'm going to be 12 weeks pregnant at my wedding.. How can I conceal this??

Breezer25 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

breezer25 Have you already picked out your dress? You are going to want your tailor to know the details so they can prepare for this. I would suggest getting a dress that accentuates your size right below your boobs and that flows outward from there. These dresses can be elegant and beautiful. Pregnant or not I always suggest spankies or a girdle for such an occasion. Even if you don't necessarily need one, they always make me feel skinnier. Mind over matter:)

jnoller |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Fridays are jeans days at work. I had no problem hiding in my work slacks and blouses so I got a belly band- no one really knows how you dress casual so I've been wearing puffy style blouses and shirts. Also cardian type sweaters that have no buttons but are really long in the front work great for wearing over any outfit. You can wrap the front of the sweater around your belly while your walking throughout the office. I always use the "I'm cold" excuse everyone thinks its funny how I'm always "cold" really I'm sweating my butt off!!!

dbab9929 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Well luckily for me I've never really indulged in drinking, so no real need to dodge that bullet. Anothr is I'm already over weight (though only in my 13th week) so I guess I can "hide it" a whie longer.

AcaciaGold |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I recently accepted a position covering a 1 year mat leave and just found out that I'm 9 weeks pregnant. My husband and I are excited but, Wow, how do I break that to my boss?

natwhite |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

11 weeks...hating the awkward stage..definitely popped..but it looks like im just chubby : /

Prityeyezz73 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Hiding pregnancy experts are on that TV series, Secretly Pregnant and they're casting now for the second season. http://giganticproductions.tumblr.com/post/22672893058/still-casting-for-the-2nd-season-of-secretly-pregnant

linda10036 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I'm curvy on the bottom so I usually wear bigger jeans and slacks. So, I don't usually wear big, flowing tops, too. I usually wear slim fitting tops because I'm small on top. The best way for me to hide is under colorful scarves, with or without a cardi.

peaco77 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Cont... I have scarves and pashminas in every pattern and color. It helps switch up your outfits and makes me feel less chubby. My tummy is starting to pop at 11 weeks because this is my 2nd.

peaco77 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I'm really big for 11 weeks and don't know what to do. My boss doesnt come in from Germany for another month and I dont want her to find out fro someone else beforehand. I feel like everything I wear gives it away. This warm weather isnt helping either! No sweaters these days.,

dlehouillier |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Maxi dresses with empire waists. Pass on the alcohol, and say you are trying to lose the belly;-)

SonomaLily |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I am going through the same thing but manly because I am starting a new job on Tuesday and they do not know that I am pregnant. I have docs apt scheduled for Monday and during orientation was seen vomiting and eating pickles so one of the partners did say, maybe when you go to the docs on Monday you should check to see if it is possible that you might be pregnant. I woke up the last three days very clearly the bump is not going away and today someone at my old job asked how far along I was even though I had not broken the news. OH my what to do.

Little Leigh |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

interested to hear about the other women starting jobs while pregnant! I am accepting a job offer tomorrow & just found out about my pregnancy two weeks ago - I am 7 weeks right now... so nervous about hiding it through the next three months, telling my new boss/co-workers, then taking maternity leave... any advice or words of encouragement from ladies going through this or that have already gone through it?

priflores |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I am in a similar situation... I have been looking for a job for a while, as I am unhappy where I am at. This is my first pregnancy, in my mid-30s, and came as a surprise. I am at 6 weeks now, so still very early. However, I have been talking with a recruiter and have 2 possible interviews coming up. The problem now is not about hiding it in the interview (you can't tell yet), but whether I should tell them before an offer is made or after. I am very torn. I do want to be honest and up front, but don't want it to play into their decision to hire me. Even if they say it doesn't, we all know it just does. The best I can give them is that I am committed to returning to work and will take an unpaid leave if I have to, seeing as my husband is going to be a stay-at-home Dad. (He is currently self-employed trying to get his company off the ground.) Also, does anyone know how this will affect insurance? If I switch jobs, will it be considered a pre-exisiting condition and deny me coverage?

1stPuppyLove |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

First, I'd like to say how surpised I am with the number of women that seem to be unaware that pregnant women are protected from discrimination by the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. What this means to you is that if you are interviewing they cannot ask you if you are pregnant/not hire you because you are pregnant, or if you work for a company they cannot demote you or terminate you after you have made your announcement without just cause (attendance, job performance, ect.) Secondly, I've found that loose button down shirts, maxi dresses w/blazers, scarves, and empire cut shirts and dresses have done well with my expanding belly at work. At home I have been wearing yoga pants and sweatshirts to cover up. I'm currently 11 weeks pregnant with our 3rd child and due to medical issues we have decided to put off telling our family and children until the second trimester. Oddly enough I have told my boss to explain some emergency doctor's visits that have caused me to leave the office early.

cwaszmer7 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I was trying while interviewing for positions, and got our good news a few weeks after starting at a new job. DO NOT tell your future boss.... it takes the focus off your abilities as a professional, and proving discrimination on the basis of pregnancy can be very hard. As far as insurance.... I was lucky because I was on DH's health care. Most maternity plans only cover you if you start them 10 months in advance. I suggest, depending on the situation, switching to DH's plan.

eaevansmd |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

While I was on vacation with my husband( during which i conceived) I was getting calls from my friend that my coworkers keep dreaming and telling her that I got pregnant. I am a very private person and haven't told them yet except my friend...well i confided in another friend yesterday when she called me for the second time and this time actually touched my tummy and said "there is something in there". I know they suspect something but I am yet to confirm their suspicions.LOL!

uzondu26 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Women may be legally protected from discrimination against pregnancy, but it can also be very difficult to prove that you've been discriminated against, especially if it is unconscious on the part of the interviewers. I haven't really had problems with people asking why I'm not drinking, but I can usually get my husband to have a beer or two and say I'm the DD. This time of year, I can pass off the weight gain by saying that this Texas girl living in the Midwest likes to put on a little layer of fat in the winter to help keep warm. I've actually done it the last two winters, so it's not even a lie!

MouseMom |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Also someone said why bother hiding it is no ones business...but people are social and ask questions. Personal I like to wait until after 1st trimester when m/c chances go down. I wouldn't want to go through that publicly...that is just me...we are not even telling family until we are ready to go public because some of them are blabber mouths I know they would just be excited but if we don't want it public then we have to keep it very private. - I am pretty sure some of my co workers know now...some of them knew I wanted a second baby and then today I had such bad ms I had to leave early....oh well until I announce it, it would just be rude to ask me about it.

MorePuppies |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Hi, why to shy about the pregnancy be proud to be wear maternity clothes which will be comfortable for u to be and which makes u look prety... i was also pregnant and also working women i decided to swift to maternity wears when i needed it and i got maternity wears form morph maternity wears..one of my friend guided me about the morph maternity and i am so glad to my friend and even morph maternity also....

sarahphilip1 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Would love any tips for how to hide a pregnancy in the middle of summer! I love the layers idea, but my body temp has already gone up 2 full degrees and I feel like I am constantly overheated (been drinking water like its no one business as a result) and I work outside for a large portion of the day, so layers are not going to work. I also have terrible acid re-flux and as a result I am not supposed to wear constricting clothing (so belly band is out) I have a family history of mc, so I really don't want to tell anyone until at least the end of the first trimester...which is already difficult enough since we are moving (can't lift anything heavy) and having goodbye parties (no drinking), etc. And everyone is expecting it now that my husband has finally graduated (yay). Not sure how I'm going to pull this off so if you have any ideas for concealing summer wear I'd love to hear them!

Jungle26 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

Someone said to drink non-alcoholic beer, but there actually is no such thing. Even beer listed as "non-alcoholic" can contain up to 0.8% alcohol. Be careful about what you're drinking!

brianabanana311 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I was showing at 8 weeks (this is #3), but no one at work asked. I found that wearing dark tops helps and I would carry a notebook in front of me. I went ahead and told my manager around 9 weeks b/c I didn't like being secretive - plus I'd taken a few days off for bad m/s.

SarahJoe04 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I teach yoga, so jackets, scarves and the usual dont work for me as a cover. At week 8 people started asking "are you pregnant"? because my boobs doubled in size and I was wearing t-shirts and billowy athletic wear instead of my usual form fitting yoga clothes. I'm 10 weeks now and most of my small, tight knit community knows already.... sigh. :)

kpett4 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I am only 6 weeks and do not look pregnant at all. But two ladies have tried to call me out. The one has flat out said, we think you are pregnant. What do you do in this situation? I'm not ready to tell anyone yet but they keep prying and are ruining it for me. At this point, I don't ever want to tell them my news.

girling |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I am only 6 weeks and do not look pregnant at all. But two ladies have tried to call me out. The one has flat out said, we think you are pregnant. What do you do in this situation? I'm not ready to tell anyone yet but they keep prying and are ruining it for me. At this point, I don't ever want to tell them my news.

girling |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

I am in my Fifth Week , and I am so bloated. No morning sickness .I get a little nauseous when i haven't eaten in a while but it goes away after I eat. I am so overt joyed that I have not been able to keep it a secret at all. I know it is very early but I already love my little bean so much.My body is taking very well to this pregnancy

janaeb525 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

When I was about 8 weeks along and not even showing (just bloating), the security guard at work pulled me aside and asked me. He's guessed with other pregnant women at work too... he has that intuition.

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Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

for those of you looking for the get out of drinking free card just let them know you are on antibiotics and your doc recommended that you not drink because it effects the way that they work. :-)

mmiller092212 |

Q&A: How to hide my pregnancy?

These are all great suggestions! Here's my dilemma: I work in a hospital lab, so when I have my lab work done at my first appointment, SOMEONE will find out. Also, I just had my hCG level drawn a couple days ago, since I've been spotting since I found out I was pregnant. If they didn't figure it out then (unless a new hire ran the test...they might not know my name yet), they will when I have my first appointment with a UA, urine culture and more blood work. Unfortunately, those things don't remain a secret, even in a hospital lab when we're supposed to be mindful of patient privacy. In this case, it's MY privacy, and my coworkers will be finding out before DH and I even tell our parents and family! Grrr. As for the dressing differently part, I wear scrubs in the lab every day. Right now I'm only 5+weeks along, so I'm not showing yet, but I'm very bloated. If I switched and started wearing casual dress clothes to hide my belly, they'd know something was up. I could buy new (bigger) scrubs, but then they might suspect something anyway, if I'm all of a sudden swimming in new scrubs and not wearing my more fitted ones. It's frustrating, having to hold out until week 12! Yesterday I was on a day trip with my mom, and she called her boss who said "I thought you'd be calling to tell me your daughter's pregnant!" WHO THINKS OF THAT?! I just laughed it off, thinking to myself 'how am I ever going to last until 12 weeks?'

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