moms sharing baby bumps

When will movies and TV shows show a realistic baby bump? This is the question I ask myself when I see a pregnant character. There is a news flash. That’s not what all pregnant bellies look like.

The myth of the perfect baby bump has been dispelled by pregnant women taking to social media. I am here for these photos because they show that bumps come in all shapes and sizes.


Most pregnant women have a linea nigra on their bellies.

There is a dark line in the middle of the belly.


As the baby grows, it becomes more visible because of hormonal changes.

After giving birth, it can linger on to a woman’s body.


A lot of pregnant women have stretch marks.

When was the last time you saw stretchmarks on a baby? Even though they are very common, they are never shown.


Many women call their stretch marks tiger stripes.

This mama is fierce and has the stripes to prove it. I love it! You should embrace your changing bodies.


There are bumps that aren’t always round.

If you carry multiples, it’s common for your bump to be more of an extended shape. It depends on what position the baby is in.


No two baby bumps will be the same when it comes to shape.

All of the baby bump shapes are normal and healthy.


No two bumps are the same.

One mom has a photo of her bumps at 31 weeks pregnant.


This is a photo of a baby at 31 weeks.

Two pictures show that no two bumps will ever be the same. You should never try to guess how far along someone is.


Don’t say anything if you think you’re sure.

You will save yourself and the expecting mom a lot of embarrassment.


If you’ve been given permission, please keep your hands away from the baby.

Nothing freaks a pregnant woman out more than having strangers touch her. You should keep your hands to yourself.


It’s shocking to know how different a baby bump is from another’s.

Those who were previously into fitness can sometimes show a small bump with visible muscles around the obliques.


You might not be able to tell if they are pregnant.

You wouldn’t be able to tell based on what we see in the media, but her belly is common and she is six months along.


It should be said, but don’t shame a pregnant woman for not showing.

After she shared this picture, she received comments from people who didn’t like her. Really, people?


Some bumps have tattoos.

Even though many women have tattoos on their abdomen, we don’t see a lot of images of pregnant bellies with tattoos.


There is an idea that a woman’s tattoos will fall off when she is pregnant.

The mom-to-be looks perfect to us.


It’s common to see belly button rings.

Many pregnant women keep their belly button rings in as long as they are comfortable.


Sometimes our outies become even more.

That’s okay. We love bumps, babies, and belly buttons.


It might seem like your belly button will defy the laws of physics.

It’s normal to feel like your belly button has been replaced when the turkey is done cooking.


Body hair on baby bumps is normal.

I’m not sure why this is taboo. It’s just hair. Don’t let it get you down!


Some mothers like to make their bumps unique.

This is the only time in your life when you will want to paint your belly. I encourage you to go for it.


Our bodies have always been and will always be different, that’s what’s important.

It only becomes more pronounced during pregnancy.


There is no one-size-fits-all ideal when it comes to baby bumps.

It’s important that we start recognizing that they come in all shapes and sizes.

A lot of pregnant women will feel more positive about their changing bodies as a result of these photos and conversations.


Enjoy the baby bump while it lasts.

You will look back on these days fondly, even though it might make it difficult to sleep and get kicked internally.