Baby Bumps


Sean Gallup/Getty Images Photographer Annie Leibovitz poses with her iconic 1991 photo of a pregnant Demi Moore.

In 2002, tabloid editor Bonnie Fuller coined the term "bump watch" that stoked our pop cultural obsession with celebrity pregnancies. Cristen and Caroline discuss why we care about famous people's uteruses and how the Hollywood bump watch influences non-celebrity pregnancies and female body image.

Photographer Annie Leibovitz poses with her iconic 1991 photo of a pregnant Demi Moore. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Episode Sources:

"Designer Baby Bumps" http://fox40.com/2015/04/09/designer-baby-bumps/

"Pregnant Celebrities on Magazine Covers" http://www.thebump.com/a/pregnant-celebrities-on-magazine-covers

"Haylie Duff Shows off Growing Baby Bump, Goes Without Makeup: Photo" http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/haylie-duff-shows-off-growing-baby-bump-goes-without-makeup-photo-201594

"Our Baby Bump Obsession" http://www.nysun.com/opinion/our-baby-bump-obsession/84623/

"Kate Middleton's Baby Bump: Why Are We Obsessed with Celebrity Pregnancies?" http://mic.com/articles/28522/kate-middleton-s-baby-bump-why-are-we-obsessed-with-celebrity-pregnancies

Academic Insights:

"What a Girl Wants? Fantasizing the Reclamation of Self in Postfeminism." Diana Negra. Aug. 7, 2008. https://books.google.com/books/about/What_a_Girl_Wants.html?id=4VMnex2TvwIC

"'Viewing' Pregnancy as an Existential Threat: The Effects of Creatureliness on Reactions to Media Depictions of the Pregnant Body." Jamie L. Goldenberg et al. Media Psychology. Dec. 5, 2007. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15213260701375629

"'Bumps and Boobs': Fatness and Women's Experiences of Pregnancy." Sarah Earle. Women's Studies International Forum. May-June 2003. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277539503000542

"Hostile and Benevolent Reactions Toward Pregnant Women: Complementary Interpersonal Punishments and Rewards That Maintain Traditional Roles." Michelle R. Hebl et al. Journal of Applied Psychology. 2007. http://mason.gmu.edu/~eking6/HeblKingJAP2007.pdf

Topics in this Podcast: pregnancy, pop culture, body image, Celebrities, moms