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A Do or a Don't: Taking Naked Picture When You're Pregnant

A Do or a Don't: Taking Naked Picture When You're Pregnant

I know not everyone is comfortable being naked, but I've heard through many friends that being pregnant really gives you a new appreciation for your body.

Watching yourself grow as you prepare for motherhood is definitely a rite of passage, and it's a journey some like to capture on film. My mom still has Polaroids of herself when she was pregnant with me (in a tasteful manner, of course) and I think it's a really special memento to hold onto. I know it's not for everyone so tell me, do you think taking pictures of your naked body when you're pregnant is a do or a don't?


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Missmajella Missmajella 4 years
I am actually the lady in that picture. I loved capturing my pregnancy on film and felt truly beautiful for the entire shoot. I show my daughter them nowadays and she loves them...
Girl101 Girl101 7 years
I am all for nudity. But for me, prego or not, I am not a fan of nude photos of me. I just would be concerned who would get a hold of them. You want to see me nude, come by but leave the camera in the car and your clothes at the door.
Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 8 years
Just because you take a picture, doesn't mean anyone else has to see it ;)
Allytta Allytta 8 years
A big doooo! I'm a photographer and love taking pregnant naked pictures of soon-to-be mummies.
javsmav javsmav 8 years
I'm not sure what is more disturbing--naked pregnant pictures or dear sugar cherishing a naked picture of her mom.
princessya princessya 8 years
It's interesting because I would NEVER do any tastefully/artistic nude photos of my non-pregnant body, but being pregnant made me feel so comfortable in my own skin--I felt like celebrating my body. I know that when you're ballooning every day, you start to feel fat and unsexy, and doing the artistic nude photos, made me feel like an attractive woman again.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Pregnant bellies freak me out, but I think as long as it's something personal to you (unlike on the cover of a magazine or displayed where everyone can see it), it's okay.
northernstar northernstar 8 years
sorry but that's just as trashy as you can get
starbucks2 starbucks2 8 years
I'm pregangt right now and I'm documenting it! I don't want to be too naked in the pictures, though. Boobs showing i fine...They're for me and my husband only. I mean, since I'm carrying his child he's obviously seen what's shown in those pictures :)
ajoy82 ajoy82 8 years
I plan on doing it when I am pregnant. I would make sure all of my parts were covered of course!
kweam kweam 8 years
What do people mean by "tastefully" done? I can't imagine a pregnant woman posing for super trashy photos (i.e. weird poses, positions and such), if that's what you mean. I personally get the feeling that people are refering to the possible notion that visible breasts in a pregnancy shot are "distasteful". If so, why? Just because the psycho-societal evolution in certain parts of the world, including ours dictates the accepted necessity of wearing clothes, breasts are distasteful? I think after some reflection and analytical (rather than preconceivingly judgemental) thinking we can all agree that having a woman's breasts show on film is hardly a distasteful image. As for the posters who are all up in arms about the "rite of passage" comment made by Dear, how could you disagree with the statement that when a woman is pregnant, she goes through a rite of passage? No one here, as far as I've seen, has suggested or implied that not undergoing that particular rite of passage makes you less of a woman. I think you're doing a disservice to yourselves and to the atmosphere on this site by being unecessarily defensive. This post was not meant to open a discussion on people's opinions concerning what your choice on the subject of childbearing means for your femininity...
clarabelle98 clarabelle98 8 years
actually plus, you don't need to tell me to back off the drama, if I'd like to be dramatic, that's my issue not yours. I was responding to others feelings that in the original post the line that says "Watching yourself grow as you prepare for motherhood is definitely a rite of passage," and how it made some of the posters here feel. My point, back off.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
As long as your comfortable with it and its tastefully done then I definitely recommend it.
kerryq kerryq 8 years
if they're kept private it's okay... one of my family members showed them to the entire family- and none of us were thrilled about it.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
As long as it is tastefully done!
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I'm all for anyone who wants to take naked pictures! Pregnant or not! I hardly have any pictures of me pregnant, but I'm the picture taker in my family so it makes sense! ha ha ha But if you want to have pictures of yourself taken, then by all means do it!!!
kimsy kimsy 8 years
I'm currently six months pregnant, and I am definitely in favor if the mom feels good about doing it. People keep asking me if I am going to get them done, and I am not sure. There are some days that I feel really great about my body, and then there are some days where I feel huge and gross. I have a couple of just belly pictures taken at different points of my pregnancy for posterity, so that may be all I do.
khadeekiinsz khadeekiinsz 8 years
Wait, who said that it makes you less of a woman if you are "CFBC" or w/e. People need to chill out. If you're CFBC, than why would you even comment? I can see how one would say it makes you very womanly, because woman are what makes the world go round, (ie, by getting pregnant). Giving life is something that WOMAN do. So yeah, being a mom, just might make you more womanly.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
i dont think childless people like myself have an opinion on the matter. who knows, maybe when/if i get pregnant i'd want to, but at this point in my life, naked pregnant bellies gross me out.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
clarabelle98 - if EVERY woman in the world had a kid, that would not be a baby boom. The population would drop by 50%. In fact, if EVERY woman in the world had 2 kids, the population would still stay steady. So please lay the drama aside. That math point aside, I completely agree that it is not necessary to have a child to be a real woman. I went 35 years before getting pregnant and have definitely felt like a real woman the last 10 (child free) years. I guess I missed the comment(s) above that suggested you needed a child to be a woman. I don't see anyone making that point.
clarabelle98 clarabelle98 8 years
I think it's an absolute shame that you are made to feel like Less than a woman if you don't have children. It sickens me. I chose to have kids, but can you imagine if EVERY woman in the world DID? Oh my good lord, talk about a baby boom! So to those that make the VERY VALID choice not to have kids, THANK YOU! You make it possible for those of us that DO want kids to have them and not overcrowd the world!
Quirks4me Quirks4me 8 years
I'm indifferent to people having them taken...but I'm not too keen on seeing them displayed on walls in people's homes. It seems like a private thing and makes things awkward.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'm with GlowingMoon...I'm also CFBC (child-free by choice) and I can't stand all the comments I get about how I'm not a real woman until I'm a mom, etc. I don't think you have to be pregnant to usher in womanhood. I think taking pictures of your naked body is tasteless regardless of if you're pregnant or not, but hey, it's your body...if you want pictures of it all bloated and stretched out, go for it. My sister's pregnant with her second kiddo and she doesn't get the nude photography thing either, even though she's an artist. Her comment on it was "What's so fantastic about saggy boobs and stretch marks?" I think I tend to agree with her there.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
I'm so sick of people putting down teenage mothers. they're no less than anybody else or less of a woman than anybody else. I know when I have children i'll want to document my pregnancy with photographs... I just don't know if completely naked or not at this time.
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