Bump buddies! Dads-to-be are giving their pregnant partners relief by lifting up their bulging tummies in viral TikTok trend

 Dads-to-be are helping out their heavily pregnant partners by lifting up their bumps in a new TikTok trend.

Fathers from around the world have been sharing clips showing them standing behind pregnant women and relieving the weight of their bumps for a few seconds.It started when US parenting influencer Daddy Newb shared a clip to TikTok lifting up his partners stomach.

He explained: 'If you want to do a favour for a pregnant lady, gently lift her belly up, you'll hold maybe 10-15 pounds.

'Then when she's ready you're going to gently lower it back down.'

The video, first posted in March 2021 and recently reshared, then went viral with thousands of people helping out pregnant women in their lives.

In the clip, he begins by putting his hands firmly under his partner's stomach and locking them in to make sure he has a strong grip.

He then lifts up the bump so he is holding the weight of the baby, much to the relief of his other half. 

After sharing the clip, many others tried the technique, with friends and sisters of pregnant women also helping out. 

Photographer Temmy Turner shared a clip lifting his partner's stomach with the caption: 'She did not want me to let go'.

Another British YouTuber couple Hossam & Ebony shared a clip showing the technique, with one commenting: 'The relief on her beautiful radiant face said it all! Awww! Well done daddy!'

Fathers from around the world have been sharing clips showing them standing behind pregnant women and relieving the weight of their bumps for a few seconds. It started when US parenting influencer Daddy Newb (picture)  shared a clip to TikTok lifting up his partners stomach

Fathers from around the world have been sharing clips showing them standing behind pregnant women and relieving the weight of their bumps for a few seconds. It started when US parenting influencer Daddy Newb (picture)  shared a clip to TikTok lifting up his partners stomach

Pregnant women look visibly relieved by the technique - which is also backed by pregnancy professionals
One influencer, who goes by Lilieo, also shared a clip writing: 'She gets so happy when I do this'.

Pregnant women look visibly relieved by the technique - which is also backed by pregnancy professionals. Photographer Temmy Turner shared a clip lifting his partner's stomach with the caption: 'She did not want me to let go' (left)

Another British YouTuber couple Hossam & Ebony shared a clip showing the technique, with one commenting: 'The relief on her beautiful radiant face said it all! Awww! Well done daddy!'

Another British YouTuber couple Hossam & Ebony shared a clip showing the technique, with one commenting: 'The relief on her beautiful radiant face said it all! Awww! Well done daddy!'

One influencer, who goes by Lilieo, also shared a clip writing: 'She gets so happy when I do this'.

And it's not just dads who are in on the trend, Noelia Krystal a photographer from Puerto Rico, tried the technique on her pregnant friend.

'Awww the relief in her face. What a great friend,' said one.

'My husband did this for 30 seconds and goes “it’s so heavy..I got tired”' added another.

'Love how relieved she was after you helped her, felt like i could feel her exhaustion, hang in there! you're almost there!' wore a third.  

@noelia_krystal

Many people asked me "What are you doing?" I answered "A big favor" #pregnancy #godmother #momtobe #auntylove #prettymommy #holdmybellyup #babybelly

♬ original sound - daddynewb
And it's not just dads who are in on the trend, Noelia Krystal a photographer from Puerto Rico, tried the technique on her pregnant friend
Another friend helped out her pregnant pal

And it's not just dads who are in on the trend, Noelia Krystal a photographer from Puerto Rico, tried the technique on her pregnant friend (left) while another friend helped out her pregnant pal (right) 

One doula (a US term for a non-medical person who is trained as a professional labour assistant), who goes by theneighborlywombwitch commented on the clip saying it's a really helpful labour technique.

'This is really effective in helping baby engage during labour. Called an abdominal tuck. Do it through ten contractions,' she suggested.

Speaking to In The Know about the trend, Dr Lora Shahine,  a reproductive endocrinologist explained:  'As the baby grows, the pregnant woman's body adjusts and changes along with the baby' 

'The uterus enlarges. The abdominal muscles and skin relax to accommodate changes, and pregnancy hormones allow the ligaments and joints relax to accommodate all the changes.

'As the baby grows, especially into the third trimester, weight increases and hormones cause ligaments to loosen,' 

'Gently lifting the pregnant belly up can relieve the downward strain of the weight on the lower back and pelvis.'

Friends, family and female partners have also helped the pregnant people in their lives out with the technique

Friends, family and female partners have also helped the pregnant people in their lives out with the technique 

One doula (a US term for a non-medical person who is trained as a professional labour assistant), who goes by theneighborlywombwitch commented on the clip saying it's a really helpful labour technique. Pictured: Two people trying the trend
One woman looked relieved by the trend

One doula (a US term for a non-medical person who is trained as a professional labour assistant), who goes by theneighborlywombwitch commented on the clip saying it's a really helpful labour technique. Pictured: Two people trying the trend 

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