What Happens When a Dad Poses For a Maternity Shoot

“My wife didn’t want to take maternity pictures, so I hired a photographer and took her place…” Um, excuse me? That’s what one daring dad-to-be posted on Reddit, linking to a goldmine of photos.

It’s everything you’d expect from a traditional maternity shoot, from belly cradling to profile views. But things get kinda crazy when ice cream gets involved. And of course, there’s the whole issue of that bump being baby-less.

Be careful what you wish for when you ask dad to get “more involved.”

How do you think his wife reacted? 

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Five-Year-Old Doesn’t Want Baby Brother to Grow Up (Watch!)

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You know that feeling when you wish your baby would stay cute and little and dependent forever? That's hitting fiver-year-old Sadie pretty hard. She cradles her baby brother's adorable little head, sobbing, "I don't want him to grow up!" And all he does his giggle, which prompts a blubbery: "Oh you are so cute! I love... read more

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Are Expecting Baby #2!

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Here's some happy news for your Thursday: One of your favorite musical goddesses, Alicia Keys, is pregnant! Alicia and her husband, Swizz Beatz, announced their exciting baby news in a totally gorgeous, relaxed way that only they could. With today being their four-year wedding anniversary, Alicia posted an Instagram photo in which she's wearing a white gown... read more

There’s a Reason Infertility Won’t Go Away

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Full disclosure: my genetics background doesn't extend far beyond knowledge of Punnentt Squares and Gregor Mendel (the pea plant-growing friar? Remember him? Just me?), but that's all you really need to know to understand why infertility hasn't been weeded out of existence yet. It seems logical enough: when infertility issues are the result of... read more

Weekly Inspiration: A Beachy Maternity Shoot

Suffering through a summer pregnancy? Take a cue from Kelly Huljev Photography and take your maternity portraits seaside. We love the windswept look, the brightness and how natural the whole shoot feels.

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The beach is made for lounging, and a bump definitely shouldn't get in the way. This closeup also shows off those elegant accessories.

 

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This Family’s Adoption Pictures Will Make Your Day

Get the Look: Vanessa Lachey’s Maternity Jumpsuit

Finding a Maternity Photographer

Oops! Dad Delivers Baby Into Toilet

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Can't decide between a water birth and a home birth? This Connecticut couple inadvertently got both with their second baby. David Davis delivered baby Livia right into their toilet when it became clear his wife wasn't going to make it to the hospital on Friday. Lillie Davis was sent home from the hospital earlier that... read more

Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes Welcomes a Baby Girl!

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Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes has a new little angel of her own! The Dutch supermodel and her husband, DJ and producer Sunnery James, welcomed their second child together today, People reports. Baby girl Myllena Mae was born at 10 a.m. in Holland, and joins three-year-old brother Phyllon Joy. "Both of our families are beyond thrilled to... read more

Paid Leave Keeps More Moms in the Workplace

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It's a startling fact you've probably heard before: The United States is the only developed country that doesn't offer paid maternity leave. Employers can offer some sort of compensated leave, but only 59 percent of workers say this is the case at their companies. With an immediate drop off in income and no subsidized childcare, women without paid... read more

See Evanescence Singer Amy Lee’s Baby Boy (Who Has a Ferocious Middle Name)

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Amy Lee is now a proud mama! The Evanescence singer and her husband, Josh Hartzler, recently welcomed their first child, a boy, and the "Bring Me to Life" singer was nice enough to share an Instagram picture. "Our little cub, Jack Lion Hartzler, is here," she wrote. "I have never known the depths of my heart... read more

The Perks (We Swear!) of Morning Sickness

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Photo: Getty
Is the only thing getting you through first trimester morning sickness the rumor of a faraway, tranquil second trimester? (You've heard it all: "You'll have so much more energy!" "You won't even feel like you're pregnant!") A new study is introducing a brand new silver lining to your nausea: a healthier baby. The read more