I remarked a few posts down about women, particularly American women, blogging photos of their naked pregnant bellies and going into huge detail about their private problems. I was surprised at the number of online, home-made photos of pregnant bellies being painted with smiley faces, flowers, and God knows what else.
If it read like I was smirking, I take it back. Firstly, because people can blog what they want to. Plus, all these women are braver than I am. (Sorry -- none of you are seeing my 7.5-month pregnant bare belly. And given the stretch marks, I don't think you want to)
Also because I found some images that are really bizarrely beautiful. The three below are from a post about "Pregnancy as Art" on The NYT's Motherlode blog.
Top image: Robyn Thompson via The NYT. Middle image: From David Beckham's Facebook page, of his pregnant wife Victoria.
This is the image that started it all -- the (then infamous) cover of a pregnant, naked Demi Moore, before everyone else was doing it. I remember buying this issue when it came out in 1991 -- I think I was in 11th grade in high school, and a bit freaked out by it. Of course, at 16 years old, I would have been.