Brisbane fashion designer Yiota Kouzoukas is preparing to give birth. Her first baby is due at the end of January.
The thing is… She doesn’t look like it. Posting a picture of her nine-month tummy to Instagram, the co-owner of Sabo Skirt hardly appears to be carrying at all.
Before the wrath of the internet descends in the tumble of questions and accusations that so often occurs with anything pregnancy related, there is a very real, very difficult reason behind the size of her baby belly.
“For the first four months of my pregnancy, my uterus was retroverted which means that I was growing backwards into my body rather than outwards,” Yiota, 29, told Femail.
This phenomenon occurs in women who have a ‘tipped uterus’, according to AmericanPregnancy.org, where instead of being in a straight vertical position the uterus is tipped backwards towards the back of the pelvis.