Belly Sizes During Pregnancy

As your pregnancy progresses, so will the size of the baby and naturally your belly. There is no one uniform size at any point in the nine months as belly sizes during pregnancy vary from woman to woman and can for some seem very prominent and for others not very much.

The size of the belly during each month of pregnancy is, however, an indicator of whether something is wrong with the progression of growth. If your gynecologist finds something wrong, he or she will put you through an ultra sound to make sure things are all right.

Belly Sizes During Weeks of Pregnancy


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Belly Sizes During Weeks of Pregnancy

After about 12-14 weeks of pregnancy, the uterus stretches and grows out to accommodate the baby and your doctor will be able to feel your fundus or the top of your uterus and this becomes more apparent as the pregnancy progresses. As to how to measure your belly during pregnancy, you may measure in centimeters the area from the top to the bottom of your uterus or the pelvic region. For instance, if you are about 28 weeks pregnant, then your belly is likely to measure between 26-30 cms and by the time you get to 32 weeks it is likely to be about 30-34 cms. Do note that the size of your belly is not an indication of how big or small your child will be. Belly size is dependent upon your height and weight, the position in which the baby is lying in, whether this is your first child or not and occasionally can be an indicator of whether you are carrying more than one baby. Petite women with a slim pelvis may have a big belly, while bigger women with full thighs may show a much smaller belly size.

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Causes of Belly Sizes During Pregnancy

The size of the belly during pregnancy can also be the result of the amount of food you consume. A poor diet and morning sickness that prevents proper intake of food can affect the baby’s growth and this may show in the size of your stomach. If you have put on weight during pregnancy it is likely to show around your belly as well. If the mother to be suffers from diabetes, chances are that the baby might be slightly larger than normal and heightened sugar content requires immediate medical attention. If you feel that your belly size is larger than normal, and you have put on a lot of weight you may be suffering from obesity and this can cause complications during delivery. In such cases, it would be advisable to get your doctor to put you on a diet suited to your needs.

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