Every now and then, I see something that makes me wish I’d done things a little differently.

Yesterday Megan Gale posted a beautiful image on Instagram (@megankgale).  Her message read … “Finally got these prints framed. Thank you #DavidGubert not only for sending me these but also for capturing such a beautiful time in my life …”

megan gale_nude pics by david gubert

And like 3,720 of her Insta followers, we agree that they are beautiful.  And like I said, it made me wish that for at least one of my four pregnancies, I’d been brave enough to have had photos like these taken. At least now, I’d have those pregnancies captured forever.

She’s right … it is a beautiful, stunning, incredible time of life and while we may not all look the same as Megan would in these photos, it still wouldn’t take away from the magic of growing a baby inside you.

The photos she shared yesterday were from the same photo shoot where Megan graced the cover of Marie Claire, heavily pregnant and eagerly awaiting the arrival of her son, River Alan Thomas Hampson.megan gale_marie claire photo shoot

Most of the comments that followed were supportive … cheering her on for displaying them and applauding her for having had the photos taken in the first place.  But in true form when it comes to social media, someone had to jump in and get a little judgy …

megan gale_fans turn on her post

Having none of that when it comes to her own decisions and her own photos, Megan replied:

‘@latenangela Thanks for your comment but I’ll be raising my son not to get too concerned or stressed about trivial things like that. #eachtotheirown’

Here here Megan. I agree with you.  Hey, all of my kids have seen me naked and will continue to do so as long as they live in our house.  And frankly, if I had photos this tasteful and dignified I certainly would not be embarrassed for my children to see them.

The other thing we don’t know is where in the house she has hung the pictures – they may well be on the wall in her bedroom in which case River’s teenage buddies certainly aren’t going to be in there staring at the pics. Or if they’re in the lounge, that’s fine too.

Megan’s body, Megan’s family, Megan’s choices. Either stop, like and celebrate or SCROLL ON people.  Too many people ready to judge I say!

Have you (or would you) have some tasteful nude baby bump photos taken? Would you pop them on your wall?


  • I did not have nude but next time-stunning


  • what a beautiful idea. They look stunning. What a gorgeous keepsack of such a special time.


  • I would be to nervous for someone to take the photos but good on her. I’d probably hang them discreetly if teenagers were around:) but in our room for my husband to admire. But hey each to their own! No shame in the pregnant body!!


  • think it is great idea, would not have done it in my era, but love it as memories to cherish for both parents and child, To view and share with love and pride

    • lol don’t know if i would do it either though lol


  • I wish I had felt confident enough to have pregnancy photos taken. I think Megan looked stunning!


  • beautiful photos, I’m happy for anyone to do these photos, but I don’t think i could do nude photos.


  • Beautiful photos for keep sake.


  • O wow no way would I do nude shots I so wouldn’t feel comfortable at all!


  • No I wouldn’t want nude photos up of myself for others to see, but im a private person.


  • Sadly I didn’t have any professional ‘ bump’ shots taken. If I had it to do over I certainly would. It was at a time I felt most beautiful. I would display them somewhere a little modest, on a bedroom wall.


  • I wish I had done it too, because sadly I probably won’t get another chance. My son and I often talk about before he was born and when he was a baby, and I wish I had taken more pregnancy photos. Also I guess there are more ways to take quick snaps with smart phones etc, that weren’t available when my son was a baby. Modern technology is wonderful in that sense.


  • I had pics taken while pregnant (not naked but with little on) and I love them although they are not on display in the house.


  • I wish that I had just taken some photo’s with my husband. I have 1 taken 2 days before my son was born and it is not very flattering at all :(


  • Personally I would not want my teenage kids mates looking at me in the nude. but each to their own and I cannot judge other people on their choices. We all do things which we feel is right for us.


  • Pregnancies photos are beautiful and no woman should feel ashamed of her body. It is an individuals choice to share their images of their pregnancy bodies. The photos are quite beautiful and I love my pregnancy photos too as it was such an important part of my life.

    • My photos were clothed shots and beautiful too!


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