Make a Pregnancy Statement
Posted on July 21, 2014 by Jeffrey A. Kasky
Despite the comment that many pregnant women “glow”, most women feel frumpy, bloated and out of sorts. Your belly is stretching, your breasts are growing, and your clothes don’t fit.
Here’s some advice from other pregnant women on ways to feel better about yourself!
• Belly Painting. Instead of hiding your baby bump, why not flaunt it? Melissa John Stewart just did that and it’s become a rapidly growing craze among pregnant women. When her first child was due in December, she had a Christmas ornament painted on her belly. An October arrival? A pumpkin of course! Use only safe paints (water-based), not poster, acrylic or latex, because they have not been approved by the FDA for the skin. Want to do it yourself? Here’s a step-by-step.
• Belly Henna. Even actresses are getting into the picture – singer Melissa Morissette tweeted a photo of her henna-adorned temporary tattoo when she was pregnant with her son four years ago. In fact, many Moms say the application of a henna tattoo is very relaxing – almost like a massage. The cost? Around $80 and it lasts for approximately 10 days. The pure, natural henna (not black henna) is completely safe. Think of your belly as the perfect blank canvas. For some great ideas, visit Pinterest. Here’s some of our favorite photos:
• Temporary belly tattoos. Not sure you want to go to the length of belly painting? You can get 20 stylish belly tattoos with cute sayings like “Love at First Kick”, “Red Hot Mama” and more.
• Belly cast. Some moms-to-be are making casts of their belly bumps with a kit that is sold at many stores. All you need to do is apply several layers of wet plaster strips to your belly and voila … you’ll have a perfect impression of your baby.
When is the best time to paint your belly? In the last tri-mester of course, when your belly is the biggest. Having a baby shower? Turn the Mom-to-be’s belly into a work of art.
About The Author:
Jeffrey A. Kasky, Esq. is a Florida adoption lawyer and Vice President of One World Adoption Services, Inc., a Florida-licensed not-for-profit child placing agency. Jeff’s diverse career experiences include co-authoring the book, “99 Things You Wish You Knew Before … Choosing Adoption” with Robert A. Kasky, Florida-certified law enforcement officer, and involvement in the autism community, including a TV show focused on helping families with legal issues related to autism called “Spectrum at Law” on The Autism Channel. A practicing attorney since 1995, he has worked on more than one thousand adoption cases.