Watch How Your Organs Make Room for Baby

The human body is truly amazing. See how your organs shift to make space for baby in a 4-second GIF.
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By Anisa Arsenault, Associate Editor
Updated February 24, 2017
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A lot will happen to your body throughout pregnancy. Your heart will pump harder. Your breasts will get bigger. Your organs will be squished. To showcase just how drastic these changes are, a GIF has condensed 40 weeks into four seconds. And regardless of your understanding of pregnancy, this will remind you that our bodies are amazing.

The GIF, tweeted out by Science Magazine, is from an ongoing exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science + Industry. Take a look at an extended video version of these changes:

Like our very own Inside The Bump feature on The Bump App, this video offers insight into what’s really going on in your body. Staying connected to baby’s development is an important way to feel empowered during your pregnancy. Remember, a growing baby means more than just a growing baby bump; your entire anatomy has to make room too. Definitely share this one with your partner.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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