Woman captures moment her baby bump 'drops' during gym workout

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By Asiya Ali

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Social media users were left stunned after a woman captured the exact moment her baby bump "dropped" during a workout session.

A woman - who goes by the handle @weirdjaime on TikTok - shared an incredible clip of when she was 38 weeks pregnant and was doing her regular routine at the gym.

In the footage, the mother - who has since given birth to an adorable baby boy - was working out at a gym with a kettlebell in her grey t-shirt and black leggings.

However, in the midst of her arm workout, she was startled by a sudden movement in her stomach that caused her to crouch on the floor and cradle her bump.

Watch the moment below: 

The TikToker wrote in the caption of her video that she "nearly peed" on herself after the baby sank down in her stomach midway through her set.

As of this writing, the video has garnered a staggering 5.5 million views and 553.4K likes on the social media platform, with many impressed users sharing their reactions.

One person wrote: "That was really cool to see! You normally never catch them dropping lol."

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Another user jested: "Baby really said I’m warning you lady if u don’t stop rocking the boat I’m getting out."

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A third remarked: "The magic of a female body. Good on you for keeping on with staying healthy, it’ll hopefully make labor easier!"

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A fourth commented: "That is amazing!!! I was scared to do any lifting during my pregnancies."

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Some pregnant women also shared their hilarious responses, with one penning: "Meanwhile I’m 35 weeks and can barely walk through the grocery store."

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And, a second user added: "Um I’m 38 weeks and I successfully put socks on today. Go mama!" to which the TikToker responded: "I paid for all this activity the next day, I was sooooo tired, napped most of the day."

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According to Medical News Today, a baby dropping (also called "lightning") is when the infant's head moves lower down into the mother's pelvis. Before dropping, the baby may rotate so that the back of its head is facing down and toward the front of the stomach.

According to the NHS' official website, this is a potential sign that the end of the pregnancy is nearing and the body is preparing for the birth. The site states:

"In the last weeks, some time before birth, the baby's head should move down into your pelvis. When your baby's head moves down like this, it's said to be 'engaged'.

"When this happens, you may notice your bump seems to move down a little. Sometimes the head does not engage until labor starts."

Some medical reports state that this usually happens toward the end of the third trimester of pregnancy but others proclaim that it is difficult to predict.

Nevertheless, the TikToker's camera was set up perfectly to record the phenomenal moment. In her follow-up videos, the mother has shared precious clips with her little one.

And she's not the only mom to capture the incredible moment.

Another woman - who uses the handle @nabby.nabs on TikTok - was recording her bump while at 38 weeks pregnant, when she suddenly noticed it move and drop lower. You can check that video out here.

Featured image credit: Olga Rolenko / Alamy.

Woman captures moment her baby bump 'drops' during gym workout

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Social media users were left stunned after a woman captured the exact moment her baby bump "dropped" during a workout session.

A woman - who goes by the handle @weirdjaime on TikTok - shared an incredible clip of when she was 38 weeks pregnant and was doing her regular routine at the gym.

In the footage, the mother - who has since given birth to an adorable baby boy - was working out at a gym with a kettlebell in her grey t-shirt and black leggings.

However, in the midst of her arm workout, she was startled by a sudden movement in her stomach that caused her to crouch on the floor and cradle her bump.

Watch the moment below: 

The TikToker wrote in the caption of her video that she "nearly peed" on herself after the baby sank down in her stomach midway through her set.

As of this writing, the video has garnered a staggering 5.5 million views and 553.4K likes on the social media platform, with many impressed users sharing their reactions.

One person wrote: "That was really cool to see! You normally never catch them dropping lol."

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Credit: TikTok

Another user jested: "Baby really said I’m warning you lady if u don’t stop rocking the boat I’m getting out."

wp-image-1263197069 size-full
Credit: TikTok

A third remarked: "The magic of a female body. Good on you for keeping on with staying healthy, it’ll hopefully make labor easier!"

wp-image-1263197070 size-full
Credit: TikTok

A fourth commented: "That is amazing!!! I was scared to do any lifting during my pregnancies."

wp-image-1263197071 size-full
Credit: TikTok 

Some pregnant women also shared their hilarious responses, with one penning: "Meanwhile I’m 35 weeks and can barely walk through the grocery store."

wp-image-1263197072 size-full
Credit: TikTok

And, a second user added: "Um I’m 38 weeks and I successfully put socks on today. Go mama!" to which the TikToker responded: "I paid for all this activity the next day, I was sooooo tired, napped most of the day."

wp-image-1263197073 size-full
Credit: TikTok

According to Medical News Today, a baby dropping (also called "lightning") is when the infant's head moves lower down into the mother's pelvis. Before dropping, the baby may rotate so that the back of its head is facing down and toward the front of the stomach.

According to the NHS' official website, this is a potential sign that the end of the pregnancy is nearing and the body is preparing for the birth. The site states:

"In the last weeks, some time before birth, the baby's head should move down into your pelvis. When your baby's head moves down like this, it's said to be 'engaged'.

"When this happens, you may notice your bump seems to move down a little. Sometimes the head does not engage until labor starts."

Some medical reports state that this usually happens toward the end of the third trimester of pregnancy but others proclaim that it is difficult to predict.

Nevertheless, the TikToker's camera was set up perfectly to record the phenomenal moment. In her follow-up videos, the mother has shared precious clips with her little one.

And she's not the only mom to capture the incredible moment.

Another woman - who uses the handle @nabby.nabs on TikTok - was recording her bump while at 38 weeks pregnant, when she suddenly noticed it move and drop lower. You can check that video out here.

Featured image credit: Olga Rolenko / Alamy.