If you're friends with parents on social media it's likely you've encountered some glossy pregnancy photoshoots. You'll see a woman deep in her second trimester rocking a flowing gown, or maybe just a bra, surrounded by fog, flowers, or some ethereal representation of the cycle of life.
If the husband or partner is included, they'll likely be cupping the woman's stomach with sensual and tender pride, and the comments will quickly fill up with congratulations and awe at the beautiful spectacle of a new life.
Of course, we all know those photoshoots are deeply curated, and don't represent the often painful and long-suffering realities of growing a baby in your stomach. Even the smoothest pregnancies involve some adjusting and discomfort.