14 Beautiful Plus-Size Pregnancy Stock Photos

Image description: A teal square with two round images of a fat pregnant woman in a deep pink dress in the woods, one cradling her belly and one holding a HELLO BABY sign. Text reads, "Plus-size pregnancy collection" and the post URL. End image description.

Image description: A teal square with two round images of a fat pregnant woman in a deep pink dress in the woods, one cradling her belly and one holding a HELLO BABY sign. Text reads, “Plus-size pregnancy collection” and the post URL. End image description.

Like most genres of stock photos, when we look up pregnant women on the internet we tend to see similar body types being shown to us repetitively with little signs of diversity. Many times the pregnant mother is pictured as a thin woman, with a large pregnancy belly. There is a weight stigma towards plus-size pregnant people because of the perceived risks of having a plus-size body. We all know very well, though, that not all pregnant people look the same and pregnancies at all sizes can lead to healthy beautiful babies.

This maternity stock photo series features a plus-size mommy. She is still just one representation of what motherhood can look like, but she is one that is not shown often enough.

“The fear of weight gain is very real! We are conditioned from a young age to believe that our bodies are only worthy if they are thin. Fat people are assumed to be greedy, lazy, unmotivated, stupid……the list goes on, is it any wonder that we fear gaining weight?

But what if that assumption wasn’t true? What if being fat actually meant nothing about our health and our fertility? So much research is coming out now to support the idea that fat isn’t bad and that being in a bigger body isn’t the death sentence we’ve been told to fear!”

– Nicola Salmon, fat positive fertility coach

Many people struggle with the idea of getting pregnant because they are afraid of seeing their bodies change throughout pregnancy. Pregnancy takes the body through a remarkable journey and shows us just how resilient our bodies really are, that they can adapt and modify for our needs. When we come at it from that angle, we can be thankful for our changing body rather than judging it and fearing its changes.

This mother shows us that plus-size bodies are just as resilient and able to create miracles. Seeing plus-size mothers helps to break the stereotype that there is only one size of body that is fit for pregnancy or for motherhood.

A plus-size woman with pale skin, short brown hair, and glasses stands in the middle of fallen yellow leaves with autumn trees and bushes around her. She is wearing a necklace, a long pink dress, sandals, and a flower crown, and is cradling her belly with her hands. She's looking away from the camera and smiling.
A plus-size woman with pale skin, short brown hair and glasses stands in the middle of fallen yellow leaves with autumn trees and bushes around her. She is wearing a necklace, long pink dress, sandals and flower crown, and is cradling her belly with her hands. She’s looking away from the camera and smiling.

Plus-Size Pregnancy Photos for Body Positive, Anti-Diet & HAES Marketing

Here are 13 more beautiful photos from the plus-size pregnancy collection at Body Liberation Stock, the world’s first and best site for high-resolution stock images of large bodies for commercial use. Use these images on your website, social media, flyers, brochures, and other marketing materials to represent more of your customers, clients, and prospects. You’ll also be helping to change the world by increasing the representation of large-bodied and fat folks.

These stock photos are often used by:

  • Health at Every Size healthcare providers, authors, therapists, nutritionists and dietitians
  • Body image, intuitive eating and life coaches
  • HAES eating disorder treatment professionals
  • Inclusive and fat-friendly fitness pros and personal trainers
  • Plus-size fashion designers, retailers and ecommerce
  • Body-positive bloggers and influencers
A plus-size woman with pale skin, short brown hair, and glasses stands in the middle of fallen yellow leaves with autumn trees and bushes around her. She is wearing a necklace, a long pink dress, sandals, and a flower crown, and is cradling her belly with her hands. She’s looking away from the camera and smiling.
A plus-size woman with pale skin, short brown hair and glasses stands on a graveled path in a park in front of green trees and bushes. She is wearing a necklace, long pink dress and black boots, and is holding a lettered pink and gold sign that spells out HELLO BABY. She’s looking at the camera and smiling.
A plus-size woman with pale skin, short brown hair and glasses stands on a gravel park path with autumn trees and bushes around her. She is wearing a necklace, long pink dress, sandals and flower crown, and is cradling her belly with one hand and holding a rainbow umbrella with the other. She’s looking at the camera and smiling.
A plus-size woman with pale skin, short brown hair, and glasses sits on a bench in a brown wooden park gazebo. She is wearing a necklace, long pink dress, and black boots, and is holding a printout of an ultrasound image. She’s looking down and her expression is peaceful and pensive.

More Plus-Size Pregnancy Stock Photos

Shelbey Osborne is a 200-hour Yoga Teacher. She is passionate about yoga and astrology and uses these teachings to help individuals connect deeper to their own intuition. She is an advocate for body acceptance and applying a self-compassionate approach to all areas of our lives.