I saw the word from some writing related to pregnancy. It sounds like describing a woman having a slightly bulged belly due to the baby but I am not sure. Do it describe fat or just its bulged shape? And why there is baby in front to belly pouch?

Here is the writing I saw.

But some women have a little baby-belly pooch by the end of the first trimester.

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It refers to the belly that remains visible after pregnancy:

  • Now that your baby has come along. You probably want to get back to the way you looked before. But for some reason that post "baby belly pooch" is more stubborn than you think it should be. Cutting back on calories and exercising more doesn't seem to be making a difference. What's going on? Well, it's not fat. It is a muscle condition called Diastasis Recti and it means your belly sticks out because the space between your left and right belly muscles has widened.


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    Another common term is "baby weight".
    – Barmar
    Jan 25, 2017 at 19:49

In this instance Pooch means bulge out... it is not referring to a "pouch" nor suggesting that their belly is a dog. More commonly you'll see a reference to some pooching their lips for a kiss...

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