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Any other ladies out there think that pregnancy belly pics are weird?

Okay...I know that a lot of women like to do photoshoots of their naked pregnant bellies with hubby touching or making a heart with his hands, or big brother or sister kissing said naked belly....

But I think it's just WEIRD. I don't want to see another woman's bare belly and neither do I want MY bare belly shown to others. Am I the only one who feels this way? I mean, I'm taking weekly COVERED belly pics just for myself, but not for others to see. I don't think I even want to do a photoshoot with me and my husband while I'm pregnant. It's just strange to me.

 Don't get me wrong, there will be plenty of pictures AFTER the baby is born, but nobody needs to see me plastered over facebook with my pregnant belly.

Thoughts? Anyone out there like me?

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Re: Any other ladies out there think that pregnancy belly pics are weird?

  • I don't care for it for myself, but others can do whatever makes them happy. I've never really been a fan of showing off my belly pregnant or not. 

    My feeling is that if it is weird to you then just don't do it. Why, exactly, do you think its weird? 
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  • I always covered mine. I don't think of it as weird because it is natural, but I could care less than to show off my stretch marks, etc.

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  • Sure, other people can do whatever they want, of course. That's no problem. I think it is weird because I'm a more modest person than most, I guess. Not interested in seeing bellies...pregnant or not. Lol.
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  • No, I don't think it's weird to document something that will only happen to you a handful of times. 

    I think it's weird that people take pictures of their food or their manicures.

  • I think maternity pictures are beautiful and I definitely don't think it is weird to document something so lifechanging and that won't happen to you often in your life.  However, I am also not a fan of bare belly pics.  For that reason we did all "covered" belly pics when we did maternity pics during my last pregnancy.  I really treasure those pictures now.  I am planning on doing a family maternity session during this pregnancy but it will similarly be with all "covered" belly pics.
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  • Some are really well done and tastefully done.  However, I'm not a huge fan and won't be doing the "naked" belly shots.  We are going to do a maternity shoot, but there will be clothes over my belly! haha.
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    Sure, other people can do whatever they want, of course. That's no problem. I think it is weird because I'm a more modest person than most, I guess. Not interested in seeing bellies...pregnant or not. Lol.

    Do you think having them done is immodest, or sharing them is immodest?  What do you think of a woman that does a maternity shoot but keeps the pictures to herself and her significant other?

    ETA: also, I plan on doing a maternity shoot, but it's not going to include my husband's hands anywhere near my naked belly because that's not my style.  There are many different ways to stage maternity photos, and I don't think they should all be lumped together.

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  • My horse is pregnant and due about a month after me, they carry 11 months, so I'm planning on doing some pictures with her when were both huge. My belly will be covered! I wouldn't mind doing a few tasteful bare belly pics just to remember this time, but do not think I would ever post them on Facebook or anything for everyone to see.
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    No, I don't think it's weird to document something that will only happen to you a handful of times. 

    I think it's weird that people take pictures of their food or their manicures.

    This!

    I also thought they were weird when I was pregnant the first time, but I am so glad that I let my husband talk me into doing them. After we lost our boy, they were the only photos I had of "him". No one else will ever see them, but for me, they're special because I don't have memories or photos of him post-delivery. I just have those belly pictures (both covered and uncovered.)

    This time around, we actually got far enough to do a maternity shoot and are most likely going to get to bring this baby home. I wasn't going to show my naked belly (and in the weekly bump photos, I had not), but again, my husband talked me into two of them and I feel like they are cute. (In one, we have a bunch of post-it notes with name ideas on them and in the other, my belly is again covered with post-its of the things we can't wait to do with our take-home baby.)

    ETA: We did the maternity ones ourselves at home, instead of paying someone else. My husband does wedding photography as a sideline, so I felt like he would do a great job and he did.

    I also don't post photos on FB, but that comes more from the fact that being a loss mom, those photos are a punch in the heart after losing a baby. 

    ETA#2: I will agree that the ones where the mom is completely naked (and sometimes the dad) are weird. A belly shot, no, but complete nakedness, yes. 

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  • I am not a fan of pregnant photoshoots. I think its great to document it if you want, but why do a professional photo shoot unless those pictures end up on your wall or in an announcement. Doing a photo shoot of your pg belly just for memory sake seems like a waste of money.

    The only pictures I have of my pg belly from last time are unintentional ones. Pictures of us hiking or at family events, where pictures would be taken anyway.

    The naked ones are definitely weird! I have good family members and friends that have done these kinds of photo shoots and I think it looks creepy. It can look borderline sexual. 

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  • To each their own. I never did professional shots, but did take home ones every couple weeks, clothed and belly showing. They came out great. It is nice to look back and see them. I will take home ones again this pregnancy. I can't wait to show my lo them some time.

    I wish I would have had someone take a shot of B when they were pulling him out during my C-section. Next baby I will.  I would recommend taking some bare belly, you do not want to say "I should have taken them later" You never know if you will change your mind.

    I said a ton of things before I had a child ad my how they changed when actually in a certain situation.  You can always delete them later if you do not like them, but you can never go back and take them.

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  • When I was pregnant I did a maternity shoot and I have a great pic of my bare belly that hangs in our master bathroom. I didn't gain much weight, so my belly was cute, IMO. I'm glad I did it now that I'm not pregnant. Nobody really sees it though. I did it for my DH as an a anniversary present. He actually teared up when he opened it. DS was 5 days old on our anniversary. 

    I would never post that on FB though. I don't mind seeing other people's bare belly though.  

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  • I'm not a fan a naked belly pics.  I don't think a pregnant belly is very attractive. I would consider doing a clothed photoshoot so that my little girl can see what she "looked" like before she was born.  I always enjoyed looking at pics of my mom while she was pregnant with me.
  • It would be nice to show your child one day what you looked like when you were carrying him/her. My mom didn't take any and I would have liked to have seen it. I'll probably take a few covered and uncovered belly pics, but not share them. I think it would be nice to look back to in the future when your kids are all grown up. 
  • I think maternity photo shoots are weird.  It's just another money-making scheme to me.  I understand why some people would want maternity photos, of course, but as a rite of passage for all pregnancies of all people?  Yeah - no.

    But, bare or covered bellies are fine with me.  I think they're all cute.

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    The naked ones are definitely weird! I have good family members and friends that have done these kinds of photo shoots and I think it looks creepy. It can look borderline sexual. 

     

    Yes!!! The ones where the husband is doing the hand-bra thing is especially disgusting. I mean really????!!! I want to see your husband holding your naked boobs?? Yuck!  Borderline erotic (and erotic) pregnancy photos are incredibly distasteful and CREEPY. 

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  • No, I think they are a nice way to document a major life event.  I don't post them on FB though.  I'll probably not be pregnant agin and love my belly and the changes that are happening to my body.  

    What makes me cringe is when people post their u/s pix on FB.  No one needs to see the inside of your ute.  I think it's tasteless.

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  • But u/s pics are only of THE BABY....not the woman's naked belly/body....
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    But u/s pics are only of THE BABY....not the woman's naked belly/body....

    It's pictures of the inside of your ute. I don't think they're tasteless like a PP, but if someone posted an ultrasound picture of their blood clots or their heart, people would probably think it's weird, even though it's really not that different.

    I would never post photos of an ultrasound on FB, but again, it comes down to I don't want to hurt anyone the way I was hurt. I know people do not do it intentionally, but it still sucks to be afraid to go on FB. 

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    But u/s pics are only of THE BABY....not the woman's naked belly/body....


    It sounds like you're actually bothered by the bare skin aspect. Do bikini pictures bother you also since they show bare abdomen?
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    It doesn't bother me. I probably won't be doing maternity photos but I imagine I will be huge for the family Christmas pics.

    I'm also not bothered by u/s pics on FB. I'm tough to bother I guess.

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    It's pictures of the inside of your ute. I don't think they're tasteless like a PP, but if someone posted an ultrasound picture of their blood clots or their heart, people would probably think it's weird, even though it's really not that different.

    I do think that a living, breathing human being is in a bit of a different category than a blood clot or an organ.  I'm not focusing on "ew that's her ute", because you don't really see "the ute". You see the baby! I'm not sure of your story behind being afraid of Facebook, but as far as u/s photos go, I think they're really cool.

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    But u/s pics are only of THE BABY....not the woman's naked belly/body....

    Here's where I get flamed.  I don't think it's a baby until after viability.  Until then, its am embryo or fetus.  And I'm in the minority amongst my family who feel that it's not a baby until it's born (Judaism).  And I still don't really want to see FB friends' u/s, especially as profile pix.  I feel differently about close friends/family (re wanting to see u/s pix).  

    I'm not saying this to start a "when does life begin" debate, so please know that this is purely my opinion, I'm not expecting agreement.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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    But u/s pics are only of THE BABY....not the woman's naked belly/body....
    It sounds like you're actually bothered by the bare skin aspect. Do bikini pictures bother you also since they show bare abdomen?

     

    Ha! I can't STAND bikini pics! Why not just post a facebook photo of yourself in your underwear? That's how I see it. I guess I'm a traditionalist that way. :) 

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    But u/s pics are only of THE BABY....not the woman's naked belly/body....


    It sounds like you're actually bothered by the bare skin aspect. Do bikini pictures bother you also since they show bare abdomen?

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    Ha! I can't STAND bikini pics! Why not just post a facebook photo of yourself in your underwear? That's how I see it. I guess I'm a traditionalist that way. :)&nbsp;



    I can't help but feel like the point of your original post was to cause drama. Your real issue is obviously people exposing their body/bare skin, period. But, instead of saying this you came on and framed it in pregnancy, on a pregnancy board where women are coming to terms with their changing bodies, and may be somewhat insecure. If your issue is really ALL bare skin, then say that rather than veiling it in maternity photoshoots.
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  • I said I thought bare-belly pregnancy pics were weird. I asked if anyone agreed with me. Then someone asked me if I didn't like bikini pics, so I answered that, too. I spoke about pregnancy because I'm pregnant, and this is a topic that has been brought to my attention lately (people offering to take my pregnancy pictures, etc.). So I was curious as to what others thought and felt about it.

    If you feel that I am being "veiled" and "deceitful", then that's not my problem, it's yours. 

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    image flutefemmeok:
    But u/s pics are only of THE BABY....not the woman's naked belly/body....


    It sounds like you're actually bothered by the bare skin aspect. Do bikini pictures bother you also since they show bare abdomen?

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    Ha! I can't STAND bikini pics! Why not just post a facebook photo of yourself in your underwear? That's how I see it. I guess I'm a traditionalist that way. :)&nbsp;



    I can't help but feel like the point of your original post was to cause drama. Your real issue is obviously people exposing their body/bare skin, period. But, instead of saying this you came on and framed it in pregnancy, on a pregnancy board where women are coming to terms with their changing bodies, and may be somewhat insecure. If your issue is really ALL bare skin, then say that rather than veiling it in maternity photoshoots.


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    It's pictures of the inside of your ute. I don't think they're tasteless like a PP, but if someone posted an ultrasound picture of their blood clots or their heart, people would probably think it's weird, even though it's really not that different.

    I do think that a living, breathing human being is in a bit of a different category than a blood clot or an organ.  I'm not focusing on "ew that's her ute", because you don't really see "the ute". You see the baby! I'm not sure of your story behind being afraid of Facebook, but as far as u/s photos go, I think they're really cool.

    It's a loss mom thing (see my previous post) and I truly hope it's something you never, ever understand. 

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  • I agree.  I know some people like them but all I know is my belly is not the prettiest thing right now with all these stretch marks. I do find it strange and I haven't even taken one.
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    No, I don't think it's weird to document something that will only happen to you a handful of times. 

    I think it's weird that people take pictures of their food or their manicures.

    haha I totally agree. Such an interesting perspective. 

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