Pregnant woman catches moment her baby bump 'jumps' on TikTok

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If there's one thing we love, it's a scroll through PregnancyTok. Yep, from the wonderfully weird baby bump videos to the plethora of must-know postpartum tips, there's a whole world of pregnancy goodness on the social media platform. And the video catching our attention today appears to show a mum-to-be's baby bump quite literally "jump". Yep, we told you: wonderfully weird.

In the now-viral video, that was shared by Lynn Peats (who goes by the username @mamaevy3), the mum-to-be is practising some dance moves in front of the camera when she catches the moment her baby bump joins in on the groove sesh. "Not my baby jumping while I'm trying to see if I can hip roll", she wrote on top of the clip, which was captioned: "It’s so hard to do this my belly is heavy asf [sic]".

In the comments section, fellow PregnancyTok fans couldn't contain their excitement over the impressive baby bump gymnastics, with one person writing: "Baby was saying 'you can do it but I can do it better'". Another TikToker commented, "Baby was rolling with ya", while a third referenced Kylie Jenner's iconic line: "Stormi ur just like mommi baby [sic]".

According to the NHS, feeling (and possibly seeing) your baby move while they're in the womb is totally normal. "You should start to feel your baby move between around 16 to 24 weeks of pregnancy," the NHS website states, noting that: "If this is your first baby, you might not feel movements until after 20 weeks." Once baby has started moving, you should continue to feel them doing so "right up to and during labour."

As for what those movements should feel like, the NHS describes them as "a gentle swirling or fluttering", and then "as your pregnancy progresses, you may feel kicks and jerky movements" – which is certainly what we can see going on in @mamaevy3's TikTok.

Getting to know your baby's movements is an important element of your pregnancy, as a lack of movement can alert you that something may be wrong. "There's no set number of movements you should feel each day – every baby is different," the NHS website says. "The important thing is to get to know your baby's usual movements from day to day."

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

"If your baby is not well, they will not be as active as usual. This means less movement can be a sign of infection or another problem," the NHS adds. "The sooner this is found out the better, so you and your baby can be given the right treatment and care. This could save your baby's life."

This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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