These Maternity Photos Prove Pregnant Women Are the Epitome of Strength

Pregnancy can be a tiring 9 months… that doesn’t translate to weakness.

Not cold.

If you can capture your inner child and hold onto that throughout your life, then you’ve done something few people succeed at. But seriously — Brrr!

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She kicks butt – literally.

Check out Kung Fu champion Leda Elliott practicing at full term — the day before her due date. Now that’s commitment to your art.

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We can craft.

Rosie the Riveter’s famous “We can do it!” pose takes on new context in this photo. Mothers can still be symbols of feminism and economic power, or so says Rosie.

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Snakes & Tats

Snakes and tattoos? Whoa.

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Punk Parents-to-Be

Who said you can’t be punk and be a parent? No one worth listening to.

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CrossFit Mama

They say CrossFit isn’t for the weak of heart —well, pregnancy isn’t for the weak of heart either. Morning sickness, varicose veins … shall I go on?

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High-Flying Wonder

An acrobatic duo from Liberi di has left the lowly world of simple maternity photography behind as they fly through the air on their trapeze.

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Yoga Mama

Note how she somehow maintains her pose while standing on a sloped rock.

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Lifting For Two

This woman won’t ever feel tired carrying a baby around in her arms.

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On Pointe

Most of us couldn’t lift our legs this high at the best of times, but Mary Helen Bowers twirls gracefully through her dance well into her third trimester.

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Living On The Edge

Ballsy and breathtaking, there’s nothing quite like perching one’s self on a soaring cliff for a stunningly scenic maternity shot.

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Jumping Rope

Skipping is said to be one of the best cardio exercises, but I’m getting tired justlooking at this woman workout. Ten minutes of skipping is the equivalent of running an eight-minute mile. Imagine how much harder it would be pregnant.

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