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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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Are Expecting Baby #2!

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Alicia Keys via Instagram
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

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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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

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

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Amy Lee via Instagram
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

Could Labor Pain Meds Lower Your Risk of Postpartum Depression?

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An epidural might be your secret weapon against postpartum depression. A Chinese study found that women who received epidural anesthesia during a vaginal delivery had a much lower risk for postpartum depression than women who didn't. How much lower? 21 percent. "It's a huge omission that there has been almost nothing in postpartum depression research... read more

Tylenol’s Still Safe, But Maybe Not Effective

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Photo: Tylenol
Tylenol is considered safe for moms-to-be and fetuses, but a new study says that it might not be doing anything at all for back pain. The George Institute for Global Health looked at acetaminophen, which is sold under brand names like Tylenol, Anacin and Panadol. While the drug has been proven to reduce headaches, tooth aches and pain... read more

Zoe Saldana Is Having Twins!

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Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
Brace yourselves: There are about to be two babies in the world who are just as lovely, talented and cool as Zoe Saldana and her artist husband, Marco Perego, because Zoe is having twins! According to E!, the Guardians of the Galaxy star is "thrilled" to be expecting two babies with her husband, who... read more

You Can Teach Baby Nursery Rhymes Before Birth (Cool, Huh?)

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Photo: Getty/The Bump
Twinkle, twinkle little baby? A new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Florida, shows that babies can learn nursery rhymes before they're even born -- sort of. Researchers studied 32 women who were 28 weeks pregnant, and told each of them to sing the same nursery rhyme twice daily to their bellies until their 34th... read more