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Pregnant Belly

Growing Pregnant Belly

Your belly becomes the focal point

As your pregnancy progresses and your baby grows so does your belly. Every woman's belly gets to be a different size depending on the actual person. Some woman do tend to worry about the size of their belly and if it is big enough or too big. Big tummy bumps to not necessarily mean that your baby is going to be big when it is born. Women who are tall and have decent muscle tone may not have a very big tummy and it may not be as noticeable. If you a shorter type of person you will probably have a very noticeable tummy, it just simply depends on the person.

As your tummy grows and grows many people will love to probably touch and feel the baby to see if it will give them a little kick. Many women complain that this is very annoying or exhausting to have people touching you all the time. When you go to your doctor on a regular basis they will measure the growth of your belly at each visit. They measure your belly to make sure that there are no problems occurring during your actual pregnancy. If they do find something wrong within the measurement then they will conduct an ultrasound to either confirm if there any problems or if there are not.

The doctor measure your belly from the bottom of the uterus (pelvic area) to the top of your uterus. Your belly's measurement in centimeters should be close to your weeks in pregnancy. At 28 weeks pregnant, the belly should measure 26-30 cm or at 32 weeks pregnant, it should measure 30-34 cm. 1 cm = 0.394 inches.

Many people think that a woman's pregnant belly is a thing of beauty. It is always fun to take pictures of your belly throughout your pregnancy and many women like to make a simple scrapbook of their pregnancy. Not only to people take pictures of their growing bellies have they also made a cast of their belly. This has been a growing trend over the last couple of years. The cast is usually made out of plaster and once it is finished and dried you can paint it or decorate it any way that you desire!

Make sure that you keep watch of your belly and any changes in growth or abnormality during your pregnancy. You want to continue to see your doctor on a regular basis and bring up any questions that you have about your growing belly. Your doctor is your prime source for growing tummy information. Do not be too concerned if your belly is too small or too big, as discussed it just varies on the person and their body type. Many women do get big bellies and have small babies and some women have large bellies and large babies, it all just depends!

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