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vintage
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I recently found out that I am pregnant and I think that I am going to have the baby. I am still at school and would like to stay for as long as possible there. I would also like to know how long it is until you start showing, I have done a search and couldn't find any tpoics, but if there are any I will appreciate anyone posting them. I would also like to know of any rights that I have about school(if possible) weather I have to leave once I start showing.
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Gumdrop Girl
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You are permitted to stay in a public school even if your pregnancy is apparent. Rules differ for private schools. However, once you are into your last trimester, chances are your doctor will recommend that you leave school and get a home tutor. I remember when I was in high school, a *very* pregnant junior was setting the curve for my calculus class. Luckily for me and my A-grade, she had to leave during the last quarter. She had a healthy daughter, and I was at the top of my class

Now, when you start to show depends on how big you are and how big your baby is going to be. Smaller-framed girls can show sooner than larger-framed girls. But of course, that's not *always* the case. I seen girls at 3 months wearing muu-muus, and some girls at 7 months wearing the same old jeans. It varies greatly.

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DarlingBri
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Just a note to clarify what Gummy said:

The size of your belly whilst pregnant does not equate to the size your baby will be. Obviously, you would be hard pressed to find women who barely showed, yet gave birth to 13 pound babies, but it happen.

What you do frequently find, however, is women who were roughly the size of a barn, and gave birth to six-pounders.

There are a lot of factors that play into how big you'll get, where, and when: your frame, your height, your weight, how much water you retain, how much amniotic fluid you produce, how much weight you gain, where and how you're carrying, genetics, and whether you have had previous to-term pregnancies.

An excellent rule of thumb: ask your mom when she started to show with her first pregnancy.

And good luck with whatever you decide, vintage!

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Hope this helps,
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