The world of stock photography is a strange and magical one. In Stock Photography-Land, babies can play unharmed with matches and electrical outlets, Santa is always weirdly sexy, and breastfeeding is a breezy, soft-focus activity that is most likely to take place in a field full of wildflowers. But what does pregnancy look like through the lens of stock photography?
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"Yeah, hold up the bobble AND one of the braids! Perfect! You look really natural in this one."
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Pregnant women need gentle exercise. And what better way to do that than to play a game of orange-and-frying-pan tennis in the kitchen? (Psst: be sure to roll your shirt hem up over your pregnant belly to help keep cool!)
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Uh-oh. It looks like Mommy was doing a lot more than just kissing Santa Claus.(LoulouVonGlup / iStock / Getty)