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Dads “Get Pregnant” for Hilarious Calendar

There was a time, not all that long ago, when it was not only socially acceptable for dads to be at a ball game or in a tap room at the exact moment when their babies were actually born, it was also pretty common.

Those days are over.

For proof, you really good do a lot worse than checking out the hilarious 2014 calendar being sold by a Wisconsin midwifery group called InnerBirth.

These folks have captured the essence of the full-fledged involvement of the modern father by managing to convince a slew of them to pose as being pregnant in a variety of realistic home birth situations. From standing by a birthing tub with that unique look of pain and patience women in labor often seem to have, to squatting over a pad (hey, that’s a nice hardwood floor) like a woman on the push, the midwives in the group and photographer, Katie Hall, have created something kind of touching, sort of revealing, and pretty darn funny all at once.

And it’s yet another creative way of highlighting the ever-changing role of fathers in the 21st century, that’s for sure.

“”All of the dads we work with are such supportive partners and passionate fathers. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that we couldn’t get enough volunteers to pull this off,” midwife Kimberly McGuinness-Rook told the Huffington Post in an article out this past week.

Plus,  a percentage of the calendar’s profits will be used to benefit the Greater Racine Collaborative for Healthy Birth Outcomes, a local Wisconsin organization committed to battling the African American infant mortality rate in and around the town of Racine.

Pretty cool cause for a pretty great calendar.

You can purchase one here.

 

Info sources: Huffington PostInnerBirth,  Katie Hall Photography

You can also find Serge on his personal blog, Thunder Pie . And on Twitter

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