A: It doesn’t happen to all pregnant women. But sometimes a growing baby in the uterus can put so much pressure on a woman’s abdominal wall that her normally “innie” belly button becomes an “outie.” It typically happens in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, most commonly around 26 weeks.
When does a pregnant belly pop out?
As your baby grows, your uterus, which is normally tucked perfectly inside your pelvis, will pop out above your pelvis and can actually be felt on the outside of your abdomen by you or your care provider. This happens in the second trimester, usually around 13 or 14 weeks.
As you can see, it is not attached to anything in the body. The belly button is where the umbilical cord attaches to the fetus, connecting the developing baby to the placenta.
When did your baby bump start showing?
Typically, your bump becomes noticeable during your second trimester. Between 16-20 weeks, your body will start showing your baby’s growth. For some women, their bump may not be noticeable until the end of the second trimester and even into the third trimester.
When will I look pregnant and not fat?
There isn’t a set stage when mums-to-be begin to show a pregnant belly. Every woman is different. If you’re a first-time mum, you’ll probably notice your waist starts to be a bit thicker around 11 weeks, but other people won’t see any difference just yet. At about 13 weeks, you may see a small bump.
Can I hurt my baby by pressing on my stomach?
Not much can beat the feeling of a toddler running to you for a big hug. And, for most patients, the force of a 20- to 40-pound child bumping your belly is not enough to harm the baby.
There’s no rhyme or reason to who gets a popped-out belly button. Every woman’s body — and every pregnancy — is different. Just don’t confuse this common condition with an umbilical hernia. If your popped-out belly button is painful or there seems to be a bulging mass alongside your belly button, see your doctor.
Fecal or menstrual leakage
An umbilical fistula, an abnormally developed passageway between the intestines and the umbilicus, can cause fecal matter to leak from the navel. It goes without saying, if poop is coming out of your belly button, you should seek medical attention.
Does your lower stomach get hard in early pregnancy?
During the early stages of pregnancy, around 7 or 8 weeks, the growth of the uterus and the development of the baby, turn the the belly harder.