Visibly Pregnant Bodies

  • Meredith Nash
Part of the Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences book series (GSSS)


In the previous chapter, I noted that women reported that they saw visible pregnancy as the opportunity to be seen in ‘new’ ways; that they thought their feelings of ‘fatness’ would resolve themselves when they ‘looked’ pregnant.1 In this chapter, however, I shall show that their experiences of visible pregnancy proved to be equally as problematic and uncomfortable as early pregnant corporealities.


Pregnant Woman Body Image Foetal Body Stretch Mark Body Image Issue 
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© Meredith Nash 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Meredith Nash
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  1. 1.University of TasmaniaAustralia

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