Timehop just reminded me about a post I shared of a picture I drew on my bump in celebration of my evolving belly button.

I seriously looked like I had a nose on my tummy, so I drew a face around the nose!

As your baby grows within your uterus, expanding and increasing the height of the fundus, the pressure of this miracle can cause your belly button to change shape.

I ended up with an obvious outie with each Pregnancy, I usually have a total innie.

Most mums will see this change from around 26 weeks gestation. The expanding belly button is not dangerous, even if it feels very sensitive and delicate.

Keep moisturizing your tummy so that the stretching skin is easier to handle. Coconut oil is a real treat for pregnant skin! Getting moisture from the inside is important too so drink plenty of water and take your fish oils.

The most annoying part of the changing belly button is that it can appear through your clothes… top tip, pregnancy tights and support knickers which cover the bump will smooth this cheeky navel out.


About the blogger:

Marie Behenna is the author of The FitMama Method, published by Souvenir Press 2012 and creator of the ChillMAMA Pregnancy Meditation

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Marie teaches exercise and nutrition to pregnant and post partum mothers in North Hampshire, United Kingdom.

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