To not understand why women do this?

(96 Posts)
Tomboyinatutu Thu 21-Jan-16 10:27:44

Why do alot of pregnant women feel the need to take pictures of their bump in their underwear? Or just in their pants holding their boobs with one arm? I don't get it! You can still see the bump if you are wearing trousers. I am pregnant myself, with my third and have never felt the need to do it so I just don't get why some women do it and then put them on the web for any tom dick and harry to look at?

WorraLiberty Thu 21-Jan-16 10:30:03

Why not though?

It's not the sort of thing I would have done, but I can't see why some other women shouldn't if they like those sort of pics.

ElderlyKoreanLady Thu 21-Jan-16 10:30:37

I'd love to have their confidence.
misses point

Stratter5 Thu 21-Jan-16 10:31:23

Because they want to, and they can. Lots of things I wouldn't do, but that doesn't mean nobody should, and vice versa.

It's not harming you, let it be.

WorraLiberty Thu 21-Jan-16 10:32:27

But I will admit to not understanding why people take photos of their dinner, instead of just fucking eating it grin

whois Thu 21-Jan-16 10:32:45

I would. For me. But I wouldn't share a nearly naked photo on FB.

Mumberjack Thu 21-Jan-16 10:33:01

Demi Moore has a lot to answer for.
I'm all for 'if you've got it, flaunt it' and I admit to taking bump shots but think the issue isn't whether they take nude photos of themselves with bump but why they need to share it on the web.

OttiliaVonBCup Thu 21-Jan-16 10:33:56

I would imagine it's different with the third one, the novelty of a big bump and boobs has worn off a bit, but changes in the body are excitbeing.
Underwear because it shows off the bump best.
Let them be.

VoldysGoneMouldy Thu 21-Jan-16 10:34:01

After two miscarriages if I have a successful pregnancy, I will probably be taking photos in every light, every day, in every possible array of clothing, between pants and a clown suit.

Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, and bumps are beautiful.

Only1scoop Thu 21-Jan-16 10:34:29

It was ok for Demi Moore

But have seen other pictures that make the expectant mother look more like an overweight Roger Moore

IpsyUpsyDaisyDo Thu 21-Jan-16 10:34:33

I got DH to take pictures of my bump as we went along - I thought it was just amazing what the female body does during pregnancy, how it changes, and I wanted a personal record of it particularly at the end when the bump was huge. He took some really gorgeous arty ones that have captured a really special time for us. I haven't put any of them online though, they are just for DH & I, and maybe DD when she's older.

Snozberry Thu 21-Jan-16 10:34:36

I took a photo of my bump the day before DD was born, I like it. I wouldn't put it on the net as I doubt anyone would want to see it.

VoldysGoneMouldy Thu 21-Jan-16 10:35:19

And I'd rather see pictures of bumps and babies than what everyone is having for dinner!

WorraLiberty Thu 21-Jan-16 10:37:55

But have seen other pictures that make the expectant mother look more like an overweight Roger Moore

That really made me laugh out loud! grin grin

Tomboyinatutu Thu 21-Jan-16 10:41:04

Taking pictures of bumps are great, I love seeing baby bumps. I just don't understand why you would put pictures of yourself half naked on an insecure forum (well app in this case) just to show off a bump? That's all I am saying. I didn't say they shouldn't, I just don't understand it at all.

LucilleBluth Thu 21-Jan-16 10:47:37

It's because we live in a world now wher everything and everyone is oh so special.

I suppose if they are personal pics then it's not that bad.......and by number three my bump was so huge and stretch marked that even I didn't want to see an arty shot of it ;)

WorraLiberty Thu 21-Jan-16 10:49:43

But why not, that's what I don't get?

I'm not interested in what people's bumps look like, but if they do choose to show everyone, why does it matter if clothes are covering their bodies, or a well placed arm/hand?

If you're worrying about men knocking out a wank, there are literally tons of pregnant porn sites that show a lot more than a baby bump.

hufflebottom Thu 21-Jan-16 10:49:55

I don't on the basis of the fact that I'd give people nightmares and they would be on therapy for years. That and I look like a beached whale (and that was clarified for me by a wanker friend who I hadn't seen for a while.

I also think that it's a bump it's what's inside the bump that's far more interesting than the actual bump.

peachybex Thu 21-Jan-16 10:52:38

Exactly what Ipsy said!. It might be the only time I ever do this and I would like to remember.

May create some sort of (very small) picture collage to put on the wall in our bedroom. May put a pic or two on fridge to help with post-baby diet!.

Couldn't put on web though - never, ever. An overweight Roger Moore is probably flattering me....!

Floggingmolly Thu 21-Jan-16 10:54:49

Taking them is fine. Imagining the world and his dog is interested in seeing them is a bit self absorbed. But then, so many people are...

Leelu6 Thu 21-Jan-16 10:56:36

YANBU, OP. I know it's not PC, but I'm not a fan of the pics either.

AmberLav Thu 21-Jan-16 10:57:20

I'm with the op, but I wouldn't take an underwear picture when non pregnant, I figure never have pictures around that might get opened by mistake that would embarrass you...

Wardrobespierre Thu 21-Jan-16 10:57:34

You seriously don't understand? As others have explained, they want to and can. You're confusing I wouldn't do it or I don't approve with I don't understand.

They're just different to you. And me tbh. I barely put any pictures of me on FB. Or of my dinner. Or my cat. Or dc. Or the snow. Or the sky.

ComposHatComesBack Thu 21-Jan-16 11:00:44

I think facebook has given people free range to indulge in all sorts of dickishness and egotistical behaviour.

I had a facebook friend announce her separation from her husband in the style of the press announcements celebs get their PR people to put out, followed by a curt reminder that she would not be answering questions on this matter.

zzzzz Thu 21-Jan-16 11:01:25

They want to. It's like the duck face thing or people who post photos of a child with his finger up his nose. One persons cute/beautiful is another persons yuck/private/silly. Personally I don't mind naked or semi naked people.

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