Khloé Kardashian is your typical pregnant woman — she had a heartwarming announcement, she has a few potential names in mind, and most recently, she's revealed her biggest pregnancy fear. Nope, it's not if she'll be able to work out or not, it's about her belly button! The 33-year-old mama-to-be took to Snapchat to tell fans about what she's heard will happen to her belly button during pregnancy — that her innie could become an outie — and it has her riddled with distress.
"I have such a phobia with belly buttons, and I know when you're really pregnant your innie will become an outie," Khloé said in her Snapchat story on Jan. 7. "Oh my god, I can't even think about that. I'm so grossed out by that. Ew."
Now that she's six months along in her pregnancy journey and her bump is starting to grow, Khloé's crowdsourcing her devoted fans to assuage her fears. "I'm so freaked out that's going to happen to me. I'm assuming everyone's belly button does that, I don't know. I wonder if mine has to. Does it have to become an outie?"
Khloé's been open about her fear of belly buttons — aka omphalophobia — for a while now, but it wasn't until she received a product called Bump Bows, which promises to smooth out irritated navels, that she was triggered. She praised the concept of the product, but the thought of her belly button changing made her cringe.
Luckily, the internet was there to reassure Khloé, and she later wrote on Twitter that her fears were calmed. "Thank goodness I snapped about my bellybutton fears. Because so many people are tweeting me saying not everybody's innie becomes an outie! Wooooooo here's hoping!!" she wrote. Immediately fans shared their own pregnancy belly button stories and the reality star felt a whole lot better.
Thank goodness I snapped about my bellybutton fears. Because so many people are tweeting me saying not everybody's innie becomes an outie! Wooooooo here's hoping!!
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) January 7, 2018
I was absolutely massive and had a 10lb baby and my belly button didn't even 'pop' stayed pretty much the same 🤗 pic.twitter.com/O3Sn8m2JKK
— Amy Hennessey (@amyh2580) January 7, 2018
40 weeks and 4 days. No outie!xx pic.twitter.com/XQ5Xf8rmst
— Hayley (@loonyhai) January 7, 2018
My belly button was SO close to popping out but never did! It almost immediately went right back to the innie it was before baby! This was the week or two before he was born! pic.twitter.com/wM2jL0OVX7
— Mrs. C (@spoiledtnwife) January 7, 2018
I'm almost 7 months fave & I still have a innie you good 😘
— Raeven Kardashian🏳️🌈 (@Raeekardash) January 7, 2018
THAT WAS MY FEAR TOO!!! Even with a baby who weighed 9.10 it completely flattened out but never popped. I was so relieved. pic.twitter.com/UksWSwnHQP
— Alexandria Stoker (@AwexandriaJean) January 7, 2018
My innie stayed an innie and I was SO excited about it I cried 😝😅
— Ave🌸 (@avee_marie) January 7, 2018