Dads Are Posing With Their Partners' Bumps for Their Own 'Pregnancy' Photos & It's Hysterical

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Nicolle Amboni Photography

The world of maternity photo shoots is huge. There are countless themes, vibes, poses, and props for moms and photographers to try out. Every once in a while, one genius maternity photo idea ends up spawning an entire trend. One of the most recent trends popping up involves a hilariously weird pose that makes expectant dads look like they're pregnant.

  • Expectant dads have been mimicking the pregnant belly since the beginning of time, but these "pregnant dad" photos are a major step up. 

    Instead of stuffing a pillow or a balloon under their shirts, the dads are actually using moms' bellies as props. It looks like all you really need to make it happen is a pregnant mom willing to lean backward, a conveniently placed tree or doorway, and a dad who's down to get silly. 

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  • There's no telling how long this trend has been around, but it's definitely gaining momentum on Instagram, where a search brings up dozens of photos.

    CafeMom spoke with maternity photographer Shannon Decole, who said that she saw the pose for the first time about a year ago and decided to try it out herself in a recent shoot. "It was a tactic to loosen the couple up," she says. "Dads and husbands seem to be so uptight about being in front of the camera. It was for a good laugh and so cute I posted on my Instagram." 

  • Some of the pictures are a little jarring, since it takes a second to realize what's actually happening. 

  • But once you get past the disembodied man head floating above a pregnant belly, you can't help but laugh. 


  • As goofy as these "pregnant dad" photos are, it's still really cool to see parents showing off their sense of humor. 

    Whether it's in a professional photo shoot or just a spur-of-the-moment joke, it's also awesome to see the dad incorporated in some way -- even if it does come at the expense of the mom's beautiful face. 

  • Sure it's a little silly, but this photo trend is a great way to capture your love and your sense of humor for your future kids to see.

    It also looks like it's ridiculously easy to accomplish -- you know, as long as your belly isn't throwing off your equilibrium too much. We seriously hope these "pregnant dads" keep on coming, because this is a maternity pose we're definitely here for.