For all expecting moms, there's one thing that holds true — no two pregnancies are the same. Whether you're looking at pregnancies between two different women or comparing your own pregnancies to one another, not too much is consistent. Symptoms, sizes, or birth stories are like snowflakes in that they're individual for each child. Although most moms know this, unfortunately, that doesn't always prevent comments and opinions based on myths, like old wives tales about big baby bumps.
As if there isn't enough to deal with throughout pregnancy, questioning every piece of worrisome information you stumble upon about the size of your belly doesn't help. The amount of horror stories I've heard from others who received unwarranted comments on their big baby bumps is jaw dropping to me. It's situations like that where it's helpful to decipher myths from fact and comfortably ignore old wives tales — or set them straight.
As with most pieces of pregnancy, there's a lot of confusion or misinformation surrounding what it means when you're carrying a bigger baby bump. The bottom line is that every woman lives pregnancy and birth in her own way. Size doesn't really have a major hand in that. Nothing conveys that message better than a viral story Parents shared over two women's side-by-side pregnancy photo only, and the kicker is that they're only four weeks apart. If that doesn't totally ease your mind though, read through these debunked old wives tales about big baby bumps. And if you want to put to bed some of the off-putting advice or rude comments you may hear in relation to your big baby bump, we give you total freedom to do so.