Is it normal to show when you are standing up but not when you are sitting down at about 13 to 14 weeks?
Chances are (unfortunately) that what you are seeing is not the baby, but the mommy, especially if this is not the first baby. In normal pregnancies, the uterus does not even get higher than the pubic bone until 12 weeks, and then it takes until 20 weeks to get to the umbilicus (which is when most people start to show).
But every woman is different, so who knows? Your provider can tell you what's what.
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.