Sometimes I feel I had more flatter tummy in the 6th month of pregnancy than I had 6 months postpartum!!
Yes, because before pregnancy I haven't really eaten kilos of home made ghee or bedridden for 40 days or something like that!!!;
I have heard of so many myths about my not-so-big tummy during that period, I would get really worried about baby's health and his weight!!
But then my doctor explained me that the size of my belly has very less to do with the health and weight of the baby!!!
Except some physical health problems as gestational diabetes, or any issue related to more or less amniotic fluid, I think some of the factors would be like:
💞First time mom
Your tummy is going to be SMALLER one.
If you are a first time mother, then obviously you don't show much tummy.
As your muscles are pretty much tight n lean before pregnancy.
The more Children you have, your muscles becomes more relaxed.
💞Genes
If mother and father are having an average or a lean physique, then it's pretty much obvious that baby is going to be of an average frame, Which means your bump wouldn't be expanding much..And vice versa!!
💞Body frame
If you are tall your baby likely to have more space to grow and it will grow vertically upwards than side wise.
Resulting in a small looking tummy.
If you are short, then baby bump would be growing to sidewise, making your tummy look even bigger.
💞Baby's position
Your bump size also depends on baby's position.
If it's in Your belly will change shape and size depending on the position your baby is in. For example, if she is in posterior position, then you likely to have less tummy.
💞More fluid
So obvious!!; If you or your baby are producing plenty of fluid, your belly might alter in shape or size.
💞Baby size
Ok.. somewhere is affects your bump size!!
If baby is bigger then bump will look bigger, but bigger doesn't mean healthy!!
When your bump is not looking bigger and you can't really feel the movement much, then the size of the baby bump might matters!!!
Everybody carries differently; if your doctor is concerned she'll send you for an ultrasound to check growth. You just can't compare yourself with other mothers. If everything is fine and baby is growing well 'according to your doctor' then please enjoy your pregnancy without worrying about the size of your bump and wish them luck who try to find out gender based on it's size!!!
asha chaudhry
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Sneha Khandait

This is so informative👍

asha chaudhry

Superb post! I am short and had a fibroid growing along wth my baby so my bump was HUGE!!! My back curved from behind and whoever saw me thot i was having triplets or was gonna burst any minute!! Lolz

asha chaudhry

Priya Iyer Khushboo Chouhan pls read

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

This is too good!!! I had a very small baby bump and very less weight gain up to 6.8kgs thats it.. i was 43kg pre and while preggie was only 49.7kg.. 😂😂😂

Kritika Lall

Wow..thank u for tagging me shruti..this is very soothing 😊

Shruti Giri

Sneha Khandait Deshmukh; thanks sneha😍

Shruti Giri

asha di..if you don't mind me asking, how did you concieved then..I mean my cousin sister is struggling to get pregnant as she is having fibroid...

Shruti Giri

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa; thanks... Btw you are making me jealous... I was 50 when I got married 6 n half years ago...and u r 50 when u we're pregnant...wow.. janta maff nahi karegi!! 😂

Shruti Giri

Kritika Lall; hehe..thanks...
That what BBC is for...making you relax!!!

Parul Johari

Its really amazing shruti im imagining myself while reading it step by step😁

Rebecca Prakash

Awesome, yes only for past 1 week I'm showing, I'm tall 5 5.

Sumira Bhatia

Super post!! I gained a whopping 19-20kgs during my pregnancy 🙈last 3-4 kgs to go !!

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Shruti Giri - yes patients bhi maaf nahi karte he,,, i always get a damn sharp look during post natal checkups 😂😂

Nancy Singh

Lovely post... i have a broad frame and m 5 feet 5 inches in hieght.. i was 56 kg before getting pregnant 63 kg during pregnancy..; now i am 58 kg; ...; all thanks to my workout , yoga , walking and ofcourse my dogs.;; Once in my life i was around 68.5 kg .. due to broad frame i used to look short nd stout that was the time i thought of; working its been 4 years i follow a regime

Shruti Giri

nancy singh; 😍😍 exactly same statistics!! With height; Prepregnancy I was 55 during pregnancy 64 and after that 58 ...wah wah

Shruti Giri

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa; count me in for those sharp look!!

Shruti Giri

Sumira Bhatia; chup!! Still u look so thin!!! U will disappear if loose more😂😂😂

Shruti Giri

Rebecca Prakash; hehe ..thanks!!

Shruti Giri

Parul Johari heh...glad it helped!!thanks!!

Dr. Payal M

It was the opposite fr me Shruti Giri
I have a petite frame. My bump ws very visible frm the start even in first pregnancy n tummy grew so big, ppl told me ill deliver early.
A neighbour ws pregnant at same time n no one cud even make out her pregnancy n she ws quite upset abt tht.
I didnt put on tht much weight in either pregnancy. And lost all of it pretty soon😁😁

Merline Thomson

I m in my 7th month. i have small bump nd acc 2 me that much is enough .
In our hosptl nurses check weight nd bp of preg ladies b4 v visit doct. Last tym my nurse rejctd me telng only preg ladies weight is chkd here. I told her I m preg - 7 months 😐

Khushboo Chag

Super post! I had gained almost 15-20 kgs and had a huge bump that it seemed m carrying twins. Thankfully all gone and back to normal; except the tummy thing it's hard to get that flat tummy back!

Shruti Giri

Dr. Payal M 😂😂😂 I also didn't put on much . It was only 7-8 kgs I guess but I gained 1 month postpartum...

Shruti Giri

Merline Thomson 😂😂😂 this happened with me in 6 the month...

Shruti Giri

Khushboo Chag thanks....
Oh god..that belly fat...it's more stubborn than my toddler!!

Sumira Bhatia

Shruttiii. I just look it in the picture . . You'll meet me na you'll know

Shruti Giri

Sumira Bhatia; haha... Which type of the camera are you using??? Which makes this much thin on screen😂😂

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