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Pregnancy won’t make your butt bigger – TikToker Dr Claire Kinuthia

By Sinda Matiko December 6th, 2023 2 min read

The age-old debate around the influence of pregnancy on women’s derrières continues to captivate minds.

In a world where societal norms often shape beauty standards, the politics of the booty remains a hot topic, particularly when it comes to the belief that pregnancy can result in a bigger posterior, colloquially known as ‘mom-butt.’

For many, the pursuit of fuller buttocks involves various methods, ranging from costly enhancement procedures to rigorous gym workouts that demand time and dedication.

However, a prevalent notion suggests that the easiest and seemingly safest way to achieve a more substantial backside is through pregnancy.

Dr Claire Kinuthia, a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist renowned for sharing sexual reproductive knowledge on TikTok, challenges this commonly held belief.

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According to Dr Kinuthia, it’s a myth for women to assume that getting pregnant will automatically lead to a more prominent ‘nyash’ or buttocks.

“These are myths. There are myths because during pregnancy, you are not specifically going to gain weight in specific places. You cannot spot gain, just like you cannot spot train in the gym. Yes, with pregnancy, you will gain weight universally. The body will store excess weight where it finds a place, and there’s no guarantee it will be your butt. Surprisingly, most women do not gain unhealthy or unnecessary weight during pregnancy. They tend to gain it after childbirth because our culture makes many believe they need to eat excessively for sufficient milk production. That’s where the ‘baby weight’ or ‘baby fat’ comes from,” Dr Kinuthia explains.

The expert elaborates that various changes occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy, including the widening of hips throughout the gestation period to prepare for delivery.

This physiological adjustment may give the impression that the hips and buttocks are growing larger.

However, Dr Kinuthia emphasises that after delivery, the body begins to revert to its original state within three months.