Mariah Carey did it. Tia Mowry did it too. The nude pregnant pic is a popular photo op for women who want to commemorate their pregnancy and the natural, earthy and wondrous feeling it evokes. But when do those seemingly ubiquitous pics get trashy?


It’s argued that the nude pregnant pic reached its pinnacle of popularity when Demi Moore was photographed on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991. Since then, a record number of celebrities including Britney Spears, Christina Aguillera, Claudia Schiffer, Melissa Joan-Hart, Mariah Carey and Tia Mowry have all taken photos for magazines—not to mention the exhaustive list of everyday women.

In essence, I think a nude pregnant photo has the potential to capture a monumental moment in a woman’s life. On top of the sheer beauty most women emanate with their glowing skin and full head of lustrous hair, pregnant ladies seem to have a nurturing aura about them that’s completely natural. In my opinion, when done right, nude pregnant pics can capture that aura. But there are also times when the photos are downright trashy.

What do you think of nude pregnant pics? Are they classy or tasteless?

-Jessica C. Andrews

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