Pregnancy in general is a moment marked by joys, fears, scares and a lot of emotion. Among the scares is the sensation of a crooked belly during pregnancy that can frighten dads, especially mom.
However, it is considered supernormal for the belly to become stiff and crooked during pregnancy. Especially from the 3rd trimester of gestation , where the baby is already big and as it grows more, naturally the space becomes tighter and a more abrupt movement is apparent to everyone externally.
At this point, the baby may simply be with his back to one side , and his hands and feet to the other, giving the impression that the belly has gone all the way to one side. For this reason, many inquiries about the pregnant belly are common in the pregnant forums.
Main Questions of Pregnant Women
Questions like: My belly is crooked, is it normal? Suddenly my belly was all twisted, what happened? Anyway, as moms share their concerns , they realize that the same happens with many of them and that it is quite normal.
Do not worry, the belly is crooked during pregnancy is not a sign of a problem , learn to identify if there is any other symptom that deserves more attention and being all right, just enjoy every moment with the belly, because this phase goes by quickly and you will feel miss you.
Why Does the Belly Get Broken in Pregnancy
The hard belly in pregnancy has some explanations. Right at the beginning of pregnancy, around the second month, the belly is still not very apparent, but we have already noticed a stiffness below the navel.
This stiffness is the uterus that is already expanding to accommodate the baby . Over the weeks, as it develops and gains weight, the belly grows and grows and the uterus expands more and more.
By the 20th week , the pregnant woman already has a round and full belly and starts to feel the first contractions, which are only training contractions , scientifically known as Braxton-Hicks contractions. These contractions are only used to train the uterus for labor , they usually do not cause pain and are very quick and sporadic.
Training Contractions is not a Rule
They occur in a disorderly manner, with an average frequency of 1 hour. It is common during contractions that the mother does not feel the baby’s movements. If you are in this stage of pregnancy and do not feel these contractions, do not worry either, not all women notice and this is perfectly normal.
Difference in Training Contractions to active
The point that separates training contractions from true contractions is exactly their frequency and the presence of severe pain . If you are 36 weeks or older and you experience the most intense and painful contractions, you should see your doctor to assess whether they are already signs of labor.
In addition to contractions, the baby’s position may be responsible for the stiffening of some part of the belly. The more advanced the pregnancy, naturally the baby is bigger, and you and even other people are able to feel some part of his little body , the little foot, the head, the little hands, and at that time that part becomes harder and even crooked.
Another question that future moms have doubts about is the famous low belly in pregnancy. Below we will talk a little bit about this issue to help you understand the reasons and know how to deal with it better.
Low belly in late pregnancy
It is normal for pregnant women, especially those on their first trip, to have thousands of doubts and to be on the alert whenever something different happens , especially when it is something related to their tummy.
It is the belly that takes time to grow, or the one that is bigger or smaller than expected, when it moves a lot or if it remains motionless for a long time, there are still those that are crooked and the famous low belly.
The belly is low in pregnancy, usually around the 36th week of gestation , when the baby enters the head position , with the head down in the pelvis region, which means that the baby is already in position to be born. But you don’t need to pick up the suitcase and run to the maternity hospital , usually the belly is “drooped” 4 weeks before labor .
Last Weeks and Belly Not Lowered
If you are already in the last month of pregnancy and your belly has not been low, do not worry, many babies are born without being exactly fitted and this is not a problem. Doing prenatal care correctly, the doctor will know how to assess the right time for delivery.
Regardless of the situation, the important thing is always whenever you have any concerns or think you have something out of the ordinary, talk to your doctor , who will be able to reassure you and ensure that everything is right with the baby.
The pregnant belly is really a box of surprises, dreams and expectations . Big or small, stiff and even crooked is one of the best sensations that motherhood provides. Carrying there, inside your body, a little piece of yours that will soon be ready for life, and very comfortable in your arms is indeed a magical moment and should be experienced with tranquility and love. So, enjoy every minute and enjoy your pregnant belly a lot.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.