For most pregnant mothers, whenever a person learns the news of her pregnancy, there are many different types of advice. All around, experts in pregnancy become pregnant. Everyone has an eye on the mother’s belly. The mother’s belly is big or small, with great research and its comparison. One of the most frequently asked questions about us is that if the belly is not a burden, then there is no problem. So today’s discussion about what the mother’s belly might be like during pregnancy.
The Truth About How Your Belly Looks
There’s an old wives’ tale that claims the way you carry tells you whether you’re having a boy or a girl. With a boy, you carry it low and out in front, while your girl baby weight is higher and more spread out in your waist. But the facts and science don’t back this up.
In reality, how you carry has nothing to do with your baby’s sex. What does make a difference is how toned your abdominal muscles were prepregnancy, as well as how tall you are.
If you had a six-pack before you got pregnant, you’ll probably carry higher, since your abdomen will support the weight better. If your abs were flabby to start with, you’ll carry lower. Taller women carry more in front, while the weight is more spread out to the sides if you’re short.
Belly size is not an indicator
The truth is, not even the most skilled and experienced doctor or midwife can truly guess how far pregnant a woman is by just looking at her belly. It is not until she lies down and her belly is formally examined (or ‘palpated’) that they can make a fair judgment (so how your butcher knows is anybody’s guess!)
As humans, we are all individuals, and the size and shape of a pregnant woman’s belly will depend on many factors (even at identical stages of pregnancy) including:
- Your height and weight.
- If this is your first or subsequent baby.
- What position your baby is lying in.
- If you are carrying twins or triplets or more!
As you watch yourself change and look more closely at other pregnant women, try to remember that every woman’s body is unique in how she changes and responds to her pregnancy.