Baby bumps are a “big deal” on social media when a notable bump on a woman’s stomach can be indicative of a baby that’s on the way.
But we have to keep in mind that every body is different and while mothers display more of the bump, others don’t show as much. and that’s totally normal.
When Yiota Kauzoukas, the co-owner of the online clothing store Sabo Skirt, took to social media to show off her baby bump, a lot of people didn’t believe that she was six months pregnant.
She wrote on her Instagram post: “For the first four months of my pregnancy, my uterus was retroverted/tilted which means that I was growing backward into my body rather than outwards.’
“Most people with this type of uterus tilt forward at around 12 weeks and continue growing outwards like you normally would.”
Yiota received a lot of negative comments for not having a baby bump, but she said that “it only really popped at six months.”
She explained: “These ligaments are acting like anchors keeping my uterus “inside” rather than “outside,” which is why I appeared smaller than most people for the first four or five months.”
Even though she is almost seven months pregnant her stomach started to grow just now so she stopped her ab exercises.
“My torso is also short and my stomach is naturally toned which is keeping my belly super tight, so I’ve had to personally stop all ab exercises to avoid any issues with possible ab separation.”
Edward Marut, who works at the Fertility Centers of Illinois said that “a uterus can be tilted forward (anteverted), midplane or retroverted (tilted back.)”
He says that this all has to do with the ligaments around the uterus. “There are no complications associated with the position of the uterus, it’s simply an anatomical description.”