If your belly button pops out too far during pregnancy, it could be an umbilical hernia. Find out what causes this and how to feel better.

By the editors of Parents magazine

What causes an umbilical hernia in pregnancy?

Nearly all pregnant women get an "outie" navel during pregnancy- but in a few cases, the navel protrudes so much that it is considered a rupture, or "umbilical hernia." This condition, which also occurs in newborns and young children, rarely cause problems or requires surgery.

What relieves an umbilical hernia in pregnancy?

Talk to your healthcare provider if you think you might have an umbilical hernia, but don't worry- in most cases, you should get your "innie" back after your baby is born.

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Source: Parents Magazine


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