Pregnancy can be equal parts exciting and boring. During the first trimester you’ll be experiencing a wide range of symptoms but you may not feel as if you’re pregnant, or if you have a noticeable bump.
The weight and the way you carry it in the first trimester isn’t directly related to the baby. This is because the uterus and baby aren’t yet big enough to push your belly out; rather they push out layers of fat and muscle. Any weight you gain is indirectly related to the position of the uterus. It’s more specifically related to your hormones and other physical pregnancy changes in your body.
- The uterus doesn’t move up and out of the pelvis till the end of the first trimester.
- The baby is still only the size of a lime at the end of the first trimester.
So what does all this mean in relation to how high or low you carry your belly during pregnancy?1 | 2