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This is my first pregnancy and I am 8 weeks along. I started to notice that my clothing is feeling tight already. Is this normal or is it water retention?

Thank you for your answers. I am just curious.
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replied November 9th, 2008
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Congrats on your pregnancy...

From personal experience I would say this is normal and not water retention.

Are your fingers or feet swollen or feel tight or stiff? Generally speaking that is a sign that you are retaining fluid.

If you are generally thin then your clothes may begin to feel snug early on.

~Zig
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replied November 9th, 2008
My stats before pregnancy are 5'3" and 138 lbs, muscular in the arms and the theighs and calves, and a little bit of muscle around the abdominal area. I feel gasy all the time and as far as being stiff in certian limbs, I feel stiff all the time because I have a personal trainer and she works me to the bone, so I'm stiff everyday >_<. My fingers do not look nor feel swollen.

If clothes feeling tight around this time is normal then I won't get upset or worrisome. I just didn't know if this is something that is normal for a first timer so early in the game.

And thank you for the congratulations.
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replied November 10th, 2008
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Totally normal! And I'm so glad you found the site! kiss
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