With every pregnancy, moms can expect only one thing for sure: each experience is unique. Whether you're comparing symptoms, sizes, or birth stories with other moms or other pregnancies of your own, no two are totally alike. A lot of moms grow to realize this, but unfortunately, that still doesn't prevent myths, like old wives tales about little baby bumps, from popping up all over the place. Luckily, if you want to debunk some of the questionable advice you may hear in relation to your small baby bump, you've come to the right place.
From trying to predict the gender of your baby, to the difficulty of your delivery, it seems that everyone is more than eager to chime in on the old wives tales that they hope to be right. As if pregnancy isn't hard enough, I remember that there was a critique or unverifiable piece of information at almost every turn with both of mine. With my first, it was easy to take to heart, worry over, and even research to find out if there may be some truth to another myth I'd stumbled upon. But by my second, I was pretty good at letting things go in one ear and out the other. Unless I personally had a concern, it wasn't worth letting others' input add to my stockpile of pregnancy worries and thoughts.
Just as with any aspect of pregnancy, there are a lot of untruths surrounding what it means to have small baby bump. The truth is, however, that every woman experiences pregnancy in their own way, regardless of size. Nothing shows that better than the viral story, shared by Parents, of two women's side-by-side pregnancy photo only four weeks apart. But if that's not enough to put your mind at ease, consider some of the many old wives tales about small baby bumps debunked here.