Q My belly button has just popped out – will I ever go back to having an innie?
Kate Phillips, Rutland
Your belly button pops out in pregnancy because your tummy has to expand hugely to accommodate your baby, and the skin has to stretch the most right about where your naval is. Combine that with pressure from your expanding uterus, and out pops your belly button to say hello! For most of us, the tummy button gradually softens back in once baby has been born and your uterus is no longer putting pressure on your skin. But, as with everything to do with pregnancy, there’s no hard and fast guarantee, and so for some people, the belly button never quite goes back to what it was. If your belly button prefers to stay out, massaging with nourishing oils will do wonders for enhancing the skin tone of the entire area.