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Pregnancy Boobs Are the Hot, New Baby Bump (Helloooo, Jessica Simpson)

by Michele Zipp on December 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM

belly castMemorialize all your pregnancy changes!As if we needed more confirmation, Jessica Simpson tweeted a photo of herself, full pregnancy boobs on display just after the photo of her daughter Maxwell with the words "Big Sis" written in the sand. In this case, though, the photo of Jessica showed just one boob. But what a boob it was. Pregnancy boobs are amazing. They are fuller, more perky, and grow right along with your belly. They start off being larger than the baby bump, then gradually the belly takes over, making even double Ds look small in comparison. But they are lovely and quite the novelty. Until they start to hurt and possibly even leak.

Showing off your pregnancy boobs is the new boasting your belly bump. Look at Jessica. Snooki did it. Pink did it, too. Charlotte Church missed hers when they were gone.

At first I thought that maybe showing off photos of your pregnancy boobs is more of a second pregnancy kind of thing. Jessica being perfect proof. Yet many celebrities have done the fuller, mama breast shots with baby number one. Perhaps they are just the bolder ladies. Perhaps it's just the thing to do! 

Sure the photos of you making a heart with your hands on your belly and only showing the baby bump are cute. Super cute. But more than just our bellies change during pregnancy. Not that I wanted a close-up photo memorializing my swollen ankles when I was pregnant, but showing off my ever-growing breasts was a beautiful reminder of my impending motherhood. I loved my pregnancy boobs. Breasts are just as much a part of being a mom as your womb ... particularly if you are breastfeeding. They are a food source! Women are such efficient miracle beings! We should be celebrating all the changes in our bodies during this time. It's all a symbol of the life (or lives) growing inside of us.

Maybe it could even help society get over their hang-ups with seeing breasts. So natural. So motherly. So beautiful. Not obscene.

Do you think pregnancy boobs are the new belly bump?


Image via www-bellyoflove-com-au/Flickr

Filed Under: motherhood, pregnant celebrities, the pregnant life


  • Rhond...


    December 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM
    My boobs always get smaller when I'm pregnant, maybe I should take a picture to prove that they do go down to a manageable size.
  • Mothe...


    December 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM
    I couldn't agree more! Women's bodies should be celebrated, and not as sexual objects! We can give life AND nourishment! I don't understand all these women who get upset over gaining some weight when they're pregnant- I'm almost 200 lbs (up from 175-ish) and I couldn't be happier at the healthy baby I know I'm going to have. Our weight gain is a sign that we're doing what we're SUPPOSED to be doing!
  • Mothe...


    December 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM
    Like that scene in "Knocked Up" when the Katherine Heigl character throws a fit over her weight gain- IT MEANS YOUR DAUGHTER IS TAKEN CARE OF. SHUT UP AND EMBRACE IT!
  • mande...


    December 28, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    At 12 weeks, my boobs are bigger/fuller than they've ever been (I'm normally a C cup)... but quite frankly, the tenderness and almost constant nipping out aren't really something that I care to "celebrate".


  • lovem...


    December 30, 2012 at 9:20 PM
    My boobs actually didnt change much during either one of my 2 pregnancys... When the milk came they did but since I didnt breastfed that didnt last very long Thank Goodness cause they hurt!
  • NewMo...


    January 1, 2013 at 10:08 PM
    I went from a perky 36D to a 38DD post partum. I miss the perkyness! I really prefer my baby bump to my obscenely huge boobs (I'm pregnant again! 7mos preggo with a 10mo baby lol) but hey, my body is what it is :)
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