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These Underwater Pregnancy Photo Shoots Will Take Your Breath Away

SheKnows Logo By Molly Ade of SheKnows | Slide 1 of 19: <p>Remember when pregnant women were largely expected to wear dowdy maternity clothes and pretty much hide their bodies until after they gave birth? That <a href="http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1088404/new-childbirth-pants-bring-body-shaming-to-the-delivery-room">definitely still happens</a>, unfortunately. But at least these days, enough people (and media) have come around to support the beauty and freedom of pregnancy that we can find many proud preggos flaunting their new shapes in glorious photo shoots.</p><p>And one South Florida artist is taking pregnancy shoots to the next level: underwater photography. <a href="http://www.adamoprisphotoblog.com/">Adam Opris</a> takes pictures of moms-to-be as they float weightlessly in water.</p><p>Opris clearly has a knack for this specific setting, and the photos are nothing less than breathtaking. Check out the results for yourself. (Don't worry, no parents or babies were at any risk during these shoots.)</p><p>Originally posted July 2016. Updated August 2017.</p>

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Remember when pregnant women were largely expected to wear dowdy maternity clothes and pretty much hide their bodies until after they gave birth? That definitely still happens, unfortunately. But at least these days, enough people (and media) have come around to support the beauty and freedom of pregnancy that we can find many proud preggos flaunting their new shapes in glorious photo shoots.

And one South Florida artist is taking pregnancy shoots to the next level: underwater photography. Adam Opris takes pictures of moms-to-be as they float weightlessly in water.

Opris clearly has a knack for this specific setting, and the photos are nothing less than breathtaking. Check out the results for yourself. (Don't worry, no parents or babies were at any risk during these shoots.)

Originally posted July 2016. Updated August 2017.

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