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Don't forget that the Guppy is a live bearer. Usually only the live bearers are the ones that have the gravid spot. If the mother isn't comfortable in her surroundings or the water parameters are not where they should be, then she may hold on to the fry.
If she is still fat I doubt that she has given birth. Birth usually takes place around every 28 days or so.
I see in your profile information that you don't have a test kit. Without knowing what your readings are for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH, it's difficult to say what exactly could be wrong.
They're called livebearers because they birth their children live, this doesn't actually mean they don't use eggs.Guppies would not reabsorb eggs, they give birth to live fry, so no eggs involved in the way they would be with bettas for example...