Mom Sees Image of Baby's Face on Her Pregnant Belly

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pregnant belly footWow. Isn't it amazing to see those photos of pregnant women's bellies where their baby's hands or feet are clearly visible? You know, when they're kind of protruding out from her baby bump -- like in this photo?

Yeah, that's nothing compared to the mom who saw the outline of a baby's face on her growing tummy. (Yes. It's just as weird as it sounds.)

Twenty-five-year old Karen McMartin was doing something most women do during their pregnancies -- showing her baby bump off to her co-workers, when they noticed something staring back at them from her belly.

It was the image of a face -- complete with eyes, nose, mouth, and cheeks.

One of Karen's colleagues took a photo of the face, and as strange as it sounds, it really does appear as though her baby is pressing up against her tummy and showing the image of himself to the world.

OMG. Can you even imagine? If this imprint had appeared on my baby bump while I was pregnant, I'm sure I would've freaked out a little at the thought of seeing my own baby-to-be "looking" back at me. And when I first saw the pictures of Karen's bump, I was caught off guard for a second, but then realized the face in question was way too large to be that of a tiny baby.

Even a medical expert for The Sun, the publication that featured the story, says the image is probably nothing more than an optical illusion caused by Karen's belly button, stretch marks, veins, and and old navel piercing.

But regardless of what made the face appear, you have to admit, it's still pretty cool. There aren't many pregnant women out there who can say they've had a phenomenon like this happen. If nothing else, she'll have a really unique photo to show her baby as he/she grows up. I can hear it now, "Remember that time I peeked out from your tummy, Mommy?!?" (Too cute.)

Have you noticed any visible baby body parts on your baby bump?


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Autum... Autumnleaves87

Why would you write an article about something that's not even real??

The picture you show with the foot is a fake too. Seriously? This doesn't happen.

Deweymom Deweymom


The picture at the top is a verified fake/photoshop. And the "face photo"...lmao...too funny...and so not remotely the baby's face

nonmember avatar Julie

well wheres the pic of it

jalaz77 jalaz77

^^^^Girls did you actually read the article???

It's an optical illusion, it's stayed in the article. You are seeing something that looks real but isn't. Like making shapes out of clouds. Of course it isn't real.

mommy... mommyof5cutties

This is funny. My stretched belly button ring holes and stretch marks formed a playboy bunny when I was busting lol.

nonmember avatar NCC's not even cool looking...

nonmember avatar Melissa

It's unlikely a face would be visible, but an outline of a foot most definitely, especially for a thinner women close to term. I can vouch for that, because it's happened to me. It wasn't as detailed at the photo above, but you could tell it was a tiny foot.

Amanda King Reynolds

This can really happen. With my first she would push her feet out like the picture above and her little bum you could even see her crack. My mom was in Labor with me and I climbed up and pushed my face out and she said that everyone could see my nose and face shape. She was not happy becuase the nurses started calling everyone in to see. even random people in the hall.  I was not born then as I would not come and came 2 weeks later. 

Crystal Reavis

I am sorry Amanda King Reynolds but I call BS. You could see her crack? Through all the muscles and skin? No way not possible sorry. I am skinny and all you could ever see was just a bump when my baby pushed on me. It is impossible to see details of the baby through your belly.

Kathleen Clarke Berrios

What nonsense.  The uterus is a strong thick muscle, even late in pregnancy, as are the layers of  abdominal muscles.

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