The Belly Button After Twin Pregnancy.
The Belly Button After Twin Pregnancy
I know this sounds like a really silly subject, but pregnancy can bring about many physical changes, and the belly button is sometimes one of them.
Nobody talks much about it, the poor little button, but it does take quite a beating during 9 months with even one baby, much less two bearing down on it. Was your belly button ever affected by pregnancy?
My twin pregnancy really didn’t affect my belly button as far as any further stretching, because it had been stretched from my very first pregnancy. I think it was pretty much done by baby #2. Any of the ‘damage’ I mean.
I didn’t really think much about it. Then again back then I didn’t think about stretchmarks and other things a lot of women fear, I guess because I just A) Had too much going on in life to obsess, and had bigger problems. B) I really didn’t care?? Who knows! Can’t remember.
All I remember at like 20 though, my mom making a comment about this stretched belly button thing, and in front of friends no less. (Thanks mom.) She was right, but why’d you have to go and say that for? GRR!
I had it pierced at 22, and put in a dangly ring to make the hole look better and my tummy better overall, solely for appearance purposes, which would turn out in the end a mistake, though looking back I really liked it. If you do have your belly pierced, don’t wear heavy jewelry and take long dangles out at night. FYI. Now I can no longer hide it with that, sadly.
Not all bellies and buttons are affected. A small and deep innie, likely will remained untouched. I have always had a very shallow innie. It was concaved a bit, and now stretched wider and the middle more flat. Actually there was one change about my button since it got stretched by the girls. It pops out just a hair in the very center.
I honestly like this very minute change. It honestly looks better, if you can imagine this. It certainly is the most minimal of changes. Nobody else would notice it but me. During this pregnancy was the first time my belly button actually popped out, meaning my innie not flattened to the surface, but went beyond and was bulging out, as slightly shown here.
(Not the best examples I have, but I’m tired.)
Still small twin belly with button popped. It happened several weeks and inches before this photo was taken.
For once you could see my button through my clothing during pregnancy. It started even before I stretched past the girth of my former pregnancy tummies, so I was curious if it was the weight of carrying twice the load, or perhaps had something to do with the diastasis recti that formed at like 16 weeks, and was largest there?
Who knows as many women’s belly buttons ‘pop’ during latter pregnancy. Some have diastasis, others do not. I guess I’ll never really know. No use in pondering any longer. It’s over and done with now, but it was kind of cute.
Have you ever experienced any belly button changes in your body after babies? I have had many friends that have not, or it was minimal, so not worth the conversation, and a couple that have. You hear about breasts, butts, and most often postpartum belly changes, but the belly button doesn’t usually get covered in the mix there. Let’s ‘expose the button’ if you will.
I’m just super glad all that is underneath the belly button no longer jiggles when I walk, and is all squishy anymore. Have patience with that one ladies, especially twin mommies. It takes some time after birthing a duo, especially if you have a diastasis. Binding certainly helps with this issue over time, that’s for sure.
Holy smokes! This reminds me of a quick story. I could have died last week when my inquisitive daughter noticed a mom at her dance school had a newborn baby, and still had quite a large tummy with a popping belly button showing through. I happen to really like this mom, and we have talked about a play date for the girls. We seemingly have lots in common.
Anyways, like I said her abdomen was still looking pregnant, maybe 6 months or so, but she was only 2-3 weeks postpartum at best. (1 baby, but she was BIG. Her tummy I mean, not the baby.) Her button was clearly popped out.
I saw the way my daughter looked over in confusion, and I quickly and quietly said to her, ’Do NOT say anything’ , while we were in private. Later she said to her, ‘When is the other twin coming out?’ I swear I almost DIED!! Thank goodness we had a repour but still… KIDS!
In the car we had that ‘talk’ AGAIN. I told my acquaintance friend not to worry. Mikayla also asked me about my hiding triplet after my twin pregnancy, and look now…triplet well gone. She to says she was one with a shallow innie button that had popped also.
Her belly doesn’t obviously jiggle like mine did, so she’s got that on her side. I even felt it, made her move, and then told her so.. The button may fully retract, it may not, but hey, it’s something to talk about. We women can gab about anything.
Care to share?
Bigger twin belly with belly button popped. Not the best pic, but you get the idea.
12 months postpartum with twins. My button & everything else pretty much looks back to normal…FOR ME! As I said it was previously widened by my 1st, so no big button changes.
(Morning..no makeup. YUCK.)
14 months. Slightly bloated for a monthly reason, however it shows off my enlarged belly button well..HA HA. Looks uglier when I stand, because of the piercing incident, but I’d take many more body changes for my beautiful kids then this, and I expected them!
(Memorial Day hub actually let me lay down for awhile without interruption. It was heaven, but admittedly STRANGE!)
I know somewhere floating around here is a shot of me before any kids with my belly exposed. It’s been awhile since I’ve come across any, for obvious reasons…I hide ‘em. Dear daughter doesn’t need to see that.
Of course not that most 15,16,17 year olds aren’t sporting bikinis, I don’t leave them lying around), but when I find it I’ll show to compare. It is less ‘large’ in girth if you will. It’s obvious. Length and width.
Oh, I just wanted to further mention that most women will have some brown darkening in their belly buttons, and possibly around them, as well as the line down the center of the abdomen called the Linea Nigra, during and after any given pregnancy.
These pigmentation changes are completely normal, and caused by hormones within the body while pregnant. They will go back to their previous pre-pregnancy state, at some point during the postpartum period, I assure you.
Some fade faster then others, but I learned that you can actually scrape off some of the brown color in there by using some soap and a fingernail. Little secret. Who knew?
Did you know Kelly Ripa had such an extreme outie belly button? Was it her 3 beautiful kids, or did she always have an outie? Likely the latter. Still a killer bod though.
(Where does she find time to work out like that? Sheesh, my once a week Zumba has become hard enough to keep up with.)
Have a good one ladies!