This is just the coolest video. It's of a woman of size, pregnant with twins, who was kind enough to share her journey with us.
Her partner took a picture of her just about EVERY DAY in the same place, same pose, throughout her pregnancy, ending with the twins in carseats on the floor beside her. Then he made a stop-motion video of how her body changed, and they generously shared it.
Now, this video has already been shared on the fatosphere, over at Body Impolitic. Normally I'd just send y'all over there to see it instead of reposting it here.
However, one of my goals for this site is to share more pictures of women of size in pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. We see so few pictures of this in the media that I believe it's vitally important to have these pictures available; I get requests for it frequently on my website.
Women of size are so curious to know what they will look like when pregnant and giving birth. These pictures help answer that question for them.
Of course, what we look like pregnant and birthing is as different as what we look like non-pregnant. Not all women of size carry the same way; pregnant "apples" don't look quite the same as pregnant "pears" or "hourglasses," etc. So what this mom looks like may or may not be what you would look like in pregnancy.
Still, many women of size do look a lot like this in pregnancy. And how wonderful of her to show us this journey in the nude!
What a great thing to have more images to add to my plus-sized pregnancy photo gallery. And so cool to have these images of a twin pregnancy!
Thank you so much to this family for sharing. (I have their permission to embed the video here so there is a permanent entry in the blog for other well-rounded mamas to look at.)
You may never realize how many lives you touch because of this. Bless you, and bless your sweet little babies.
Video by Guy Gayle.
p.s. Random Factoid: Did you know that women of size have higher rates of twins?
Edited to note that this video was taken by a partner, not a husband. Thank you for the correction.