These mothers-to-be were so elated by the experience that they wanted to capture the beauty of their blossoming forms on film - but perhaps they didn't realise just how awkward their family pregnancy snaps would turn out?
The very funny collection of images, published by TheChive.com, shows new mothers proudly displaying their blooming bellies in weird poses.
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