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Reader Submitted: Show Us Your Last Pregnancy Photo

By Devan McGuinness |

Me at the hospital for induction at 38 weeks

I have said before that I love the feeling of being pregnant. I love the round belly, the baby kicks and generally I feel awesome. With my baby fever being in full force and with Babe E’s 3rd birthday rounding near I was looking at pictures from when I was pregnant with her.

I miss it! I felt huge and I looked huge and it’s so weird to look back at these photos and see how much growth my body did. Weird but so amazing!

There has been some chatter recently that questioned what a woman who is about to have a baby looks like. Just as there is no one way a woman should look when she’s in labor – there is no universal look of what an “about to have a baby soon” woman looks like.

Every woman – even every pregnancy – carries different. It’s not always an indication of how far along we are or how big our baby is when born. It’s all unique, individual but beautiful.

Click through to see 20 beautiful reader-submitted last photos before they greeted their baby:


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Show Us Your Last Pregnancy Photo

Joanna

39 weeks, 4 days
7lbs, 3 oz
Photo Submitted by: Joanna

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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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11 thoughts on “Reader Submitted: Show Us Your Last Pregnancy Photo

  1. Ruth says:

    All are beautiful!! Thanks for including me. I also loved being pregnant. I don’t love the baby pooch left from two back to back pregnancies but it was worth it. :)

  2. Jen says:

    I wish someone had thought of telling me that horizontal stripes might not be the best choice for a woman nearly 38 weeks pregnant with twins! I would also like to point out that I had that dopey look on my face because I was concentrating on not tipping over… or exploding.

  3. Mungee's Ma says:

    I’m 25 weeks into this pregnancy and I already think I look like I did at 40 weeks ;) Thanks for including me!

  4. Tanya says:

    I am sooo impressed by the weights of the twins…way to go ladies. My boys were born at 35 wks. One was 5lbs 14oz and our little guy who lived through placenta failure weighed in at 3 lbs 11oz. They just had their first birthday:0)

  5. Devan McGuinness says:

    @Jen – you look gorgeous – stripes & all!!

  6. kaitlyn says:

    They are all beautiful I wish I could Have had my pre c-section belly up there with everyone

  7. Shelby says:

    i looked huge when i deliver our second he was born at 36wks 5 days and i was still big. Our first was born at 26wks 1 day so i didnt get to big with him cuz i barely made it past half way. but this pics are beautiful

  8. Yvette says:

    Now I don’t feel so bad..lol I am 4’11 and weigh 135lbs (three weeks ago) at 25 weeks and feel like I’m going to explode. This belly is lower, and bigger then my last one. Where I gained weight all over, I’m only gaining in my tummy.. I’m so ready to have the baby. I love knowing that he or she will be here soon.. but pregnancy is hard on my small frame.. I still love it though. Especially when you have someone who’s as loving and nurturing as my husband.. He’s my world and I’m so glad we are having our first child together.. He makes me want to do it again! LOL I’m sure that’s the love hormones talking! I did have an all natural birth last time and hope to have it this time!!

    Looking Beautiful ladies!!!

  9. denise says:

    this is something i now regret i refused to take pictures when i was pregnant i have five kids and dont have one picture of my belly

  10. Vila says:

    @Yvette..I totally understand how you feel…
    I am 4’11 too and I was 167lbs at the end of my pregnacy at 38wks 2days. My son weight at 9.5lbs at 21.75 inches long. I was having difficulty walking, getting up/on the bed etc…

  11. Roslynn says:

    It’s so nice to see that not all mamas are little poles with perfect basketballs stuffed under their shirts! I’m 26 weeks and people are just now starting to think that I actually look pregnant! Thanks to baby #1 for leaving me with an extra 50 pounds to lug around…nobody can tell I’m pregnant with his brother!

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