Where Oh Where Have My Organs Gone?

by tinysneakers

Chances are if you’ve ever known someone who’s pregnant, you’ve probably heard a little bit of complaining by the time the end rolls around.

Well there’s a good reason for it! Things are all fine and dandy during the first trimester:

organs during first trimester pregnancy

But by the end of that third trimester, forget about having space for your organs; it’s all baby in there:

organs during pregnancy third trimester

No wonder pregnant women have to pee all the time. Their bladder is permanently squished beyond oblivion.

But the bladder isn’t the worst of it. Your lungs get squashed up into your throat. Forget having room for them to actually fill with air. Your stomach is smushed up into your ribs, with barely any room to expand for food. And your intestines? They get pushed off to wherever they can fit.

I’m constantly wondering where in the world my organs have gone and if they’ll ever go back to their proper homes. This animation is the absolute coolest and does a great job of visually showing what’s happening inside.

where do your organs go in pregnancy

{Click image to go to animation.}

I can’t wait for that last part to happen; when all the organs fall magically back into place.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Marci January 6, 2012 at 11:50 am

Cool animation. I am feeling them all out of whack. Can’t wait til everything goes back where it belongs!


Katie @ Healthy Heddleston January 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

very cool animation!!


julie January 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Thanks for sharing that! I’m totally excited to have all my organs back to normal so I can eat human-sized portions of food again. 🙂


Camilla and Lars November 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Thanks for the animation – just what we were looking for.


Susy January 21, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Im ok with my organs being all out of whack. I’m just grateful to be able to have my baby boy healthy. I’m not gonna complain, I’m loving every minute.


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