The Reason Some Innies Become Outies During Pregnancy

There are a lot of beautiful things about a pregnant woman's body. The glowing skin, silky hair, and those amazing new curves can almost make you forget about the fact that you can barely see your toes anymore. But with all that is beautiful, there are other things that many women may feel self-conscious about — stretch marks, skin tags, and spider veins to name a few. If you've been wondering about what weird things will happen to your body over the next nine months, you may have also asked, will my innie become an outie during pregnancy?

It's no secret that as your baby grows, your belly will be doing some pretty serious stretching over the course of your pregnancy. And, as VeryWell pointed out, even if your navel has been tucked safely inside of your belly your entire life, your pregnancy can cause it to pop out for the rest of the world to see.

It may seem weird, but believe it or not, you're not alone. It is fairly common for expectant moms to notice their navel protruding in the second trimester, as What To Expect mentioned. As your uterus expands, it puts pressure on the rest of your abdomen which can leave you with an outie in some cases, as Parents added.

Besides making some pregnant women want to keep their bellies completely covered, having a protruding navel can also be uncomfortable for some. As Parents advised, you may want to break down and add some flowy tops and a few pair of maternity pants with the soft tummy panel to your wardrobe. They may not be your first choice for fashion, but they can help prevent irritation from your clothes rubbing against your navel.

Whether you find your new visible belly button cute or creepy, you should know that like most things, your outie won't last forever. According to What To Expect, your navel will return to something pretty close to its normal state within a few months after you give birth. So don't worry, you won't be forced to camouflage your belly for the rest of your life.