hi my name is emma and i am a first time mum i have not yet had my little boy but iam due in august i was just wondering weather it was normal to have pains around your belly button like it has been streched?
Katie - posted on 03/27/2009
I remember that feeling, like a pinching, stretching sensation...My doc told me it was just the baby getting bigger and my skin and uterus stretching. It used to be bad for a couple days (almost like a growing pain) and then go away for a while. Probably what you are experiencing but if you are very concerned definitely give your doctor a call.
Darielle - posted on 03/27/2009
Hi Emma! I am a first time mom and gave birth to a healthy baby boy in february. Between 4-5 months I got the WORST pain in my belly button. It was so bad I called the doctor. She said it was just my belly button stretching, and they were right. The pain was off and on for about 2.5 weeks, but all was well, nothing abnormal on the ultrasound, or in the long run. I think it's a fairly normal thing, but ALWAYS ask your doc, just to be sure.
Fee - posted on 03/27/2009
During my pregnancy I had the same feeling. The doctor also said it was normal. It hurts more with women who are skinny. There is less skin but the baby is the same :-). Allthough I can imagine if you're not skiny around the waist it can hurt pretty bad to. It goes away when your belly button pops out.
Felicity - posted on 03/27/2009
hi, i am onto my second pregnancy (due same time as you) and had that pain both times... its your belly button being pushed out.. I know how u feel cause i've been getting it alot recently.. wen it hurts i rub bio-oil on it n keep my belly ring out 4 a while, it goes away but is a nuisance
Cassandra - posted on 03/27/2009
In the later stages of pregnancy (third trimester) I found that you can feel a "pulled" sensation which can be alleviated by keeping the skin hydrated (inside & out - so drink water & use natural oils for moisturisation). Do you have your belly pierced? Any pain should always be investigated, it could also be muscular?
Rhiannon - posted on 03/27/2009
Hey mate. My first little on was born 9 months ago and am about 4 months into my second pregnancy. I had the same pains in my skin because it was stretching further than it ever had before, and same as you primarily round my belly button. All totally normal (according to my doctor) but as Chelsea said, if it is really worrying you, a trip to the doctors for your own piece of mind is probably worth it.
I also got really itchy skin on my belly (didn't have a rash at all) and the nurse said that it also very common as well. Whatever it was that causes stretch marks (I can't remember what it is) can cause you to itch as well! Lucky my boy is so cute or I might remember all that as being a bad thing!
Chelsea - posted on 03/27/2009
I'm a first time Mum as well and I'm no expert but any pain isn't good - If it's only a 'weird feeling' rather then a pain then it's probably nothing to worry about but if you still experience the feeling then tell the doctor or nurse the next time u see them (or see one if ur worried).
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