(Closed) Do/did you touch your belly a lot during pregnancy?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How often do you touch/caress your pregnant belly?
    All the time! I still can't believe it's really there! : (45 votes)
    54 %
    Fairly often, though maybe not as much as they do on TV : (25 votes)
    30 %
    Not that much unless there's a specific 'reason' for it : (10 votes)
    12 %
    Other? : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    827 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I touched my belly constantly…  during work, while I was driving, while I was sitting on the couch, whle eating lunch… constantly!  It was like my hand and my belly were magnets.  I didn’t even know I was doing it half the time.  It was like an involuntary action like breathing or blinking.  Seriously!

    Post # 4
    12246 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I NEVER touched my stomach pre-baby, but now I’m CONSTANTLY rubbing or touching it. I’m 11 weeks and can’t imagine how bad it’s going to be when I’m big pregnant!

    Post # 6
    370 posts
    Helper bee

    Pregnancy with my son (My only child) FREAKED ME OUT! I didn’t touch my belly that often, and I could not stand other people touching my stomach either. But I am weird I guess.

    Post # 7
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I only touch mine if I’m alone – ie: sitting at my desk feeling kicks or rolls, or at home in the privacy of my own space (watching TV etc).  It has always been a bit of a pet peeve when I see pregnant women walking around the mall rubbing their bellies constantly like a magic 8 ball. We can clearly see you are pregnant, so I just don’t get why it’s necessary?! To each their own, and by all rights, enjoy the time being pregnant, but… not for me. If someone comments on my bump I may rub my hand up and down on it and say “we’re growing a human!” or something silly and carry on, but I don’t like drawing more attention to it in public/at work or even around my family. I don’t mind other people touching my belly at all, as long as they aren’t a total stranger at Walmart or something LMAO.

    Post # 9
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    @iarebridezilla:  I’m only 17w and barely showing, but I’m constantly touching it. Maybe because it’s not quite a cute bump yet so I don’t want people to think i’m just a big blob… Not that anyone notices or even CARES!

    Post # 10
    1131 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I pretty much touch it anytime i feel my LO moving or anytime I am talking about my LO (when someone asks me about my pregnancy…etc). I think it’s just a reflex.

    Post # 11
    2226 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    @StaceyA:  @iarebridezilla:  I’m only 13 weeks & I’m definitely touching my belly more  than usual. Rubbing my belly is my way of indirectly cuddling our baby, even though I know it can’t feel it. I dunno – I just want to give it love!!

    Post # 13
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @MrsRugbee:  They can feel it. I bet you’ll start seeing patterns once you can feel LO moving. My Darling Husband grabs my belly really firmly, where I usually just rub my belly gently, and baby moves away whenever Darling Husband grabs it.


    I rub my belly all the time, but it’s not a “showing off” the belly thing. I just like to cuddle my baby.

    Post # 14
    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    I didn’t touch it very much in the beginning. I’m 21 weeks, and I definitely rub it when she’s kicking– and I poke back, too. I’ll also do it on purpose if I want a seat on the metro… you really can’t say no to the pregnant woman! (I’m showing to the point that if you question is she pregnant or chunky, you’re just silly.) 

    Post # 15
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am 15 weeks and I have been surveying my mid section every morning when I wake up for the last few weeks.  I don’t have a real baby bump yet, but I find when I wake up on my stomach there is not much to feel below the belly button, vs when I wake up on my side my uterus is actually sticking out a little, and sometimes feels lopsided.  It’s so weird!  But cool..  so most of my belly touching so far has been curiosity in what is changing (scientific exploration). 🙂

    Post # 16
    4690 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    I see pregnant women, like, CARESS their bellies and it makes me so uncomfortable. They get this weird look in their eye and are practically rubbing their va jay-jays. I mean, I get it, but ew.

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