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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amazz... amazzonia

Yes is an optical illusion! If the baby had such a big head there wold be big problems!

Amanda Schroeder

i had twins and yes this can happen i saw 4 feet at times a couple hands a butt or two and once my dad who sat across the room said he saw a face

Jacki Burgess Browning

absolute nonsense- NO ONE can see a baby's foot, face or crack through layers of muscle fat and skin PLUS the uterus- people are so dumb...


If you are seeing an actual outline of a body part..its a medical emergency. It means your uterus has ruptured. You can see bumps.. you CANNOT see toes, faces, butt cracks or any other figment of your imagination. The uterus is a thick muscle.. everyone (even skinny folk) have a layer of fat, connective tissue, and several layers of skin.

Read a book! Come on people!

Cyndi Kuhn

Oh my word, you guys can't even just enjoy a good story without ripping it, and other people, apart can you? I feel sorry for anyone that knows you.

gamma4 gamma4

Foot possible I've seen it myself ..face nope!

Chelc177 Chelc177

If you click on the link in the article it is total bs. It is just her belly button, and some lines in her stomach. there is no way that a head that big could be that low. Where would the rest of the body be? Unless the child can have its body one way and its head upside down. 

Chelc177 Chelc177

Click on photo of the face in the article. It will bring you to the link. 

Olivia 'Koyl' Garcia

I am here to say that those pics with you being albe to make out the foot through your belly is possible if I had had a camera pointed at my belly all the time I could have caught it on film because my oldest did this to me all the time towards the end of pregnancy. I could not believe it! It was weird and people didn't believe me it even freaked out my husband when he saw it the first few times lol but it does happen. No I do not know if the picture on this site of the baby's foot is photo shopped or not but I do know that it is possible to get a picture of this. 

Octavia E Reid-Oluwasegun

No, but when I was pregnant with my son and I was standing in the shop where I worked when the whistle horn blew...and the startled baby jumped in my that was an awesome experience.

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