The mystical creatures have basically become the unicorns of the sea. I mean, there's even something called mermaid toast!
It was only a matter of time, really, before someone thought to use these awesome midriff-baring tails to showcase burgeoning baby bumps. It seems like the perfect pairing, right? We did a search on Instagram using the hashtag #pregnantmermaid, and the results were predictably stunning.
This mermaid apparently gave birth the day after this image was shot:
This mama's tattoo makes her sea tail a natural extension:
We love the way this mer-mom seems to be inhaling the sun:
And the way this brave mom-to-be was courageous enough to take her bump underwater at the National Aquarium of Denmark:
So cool, right?
And then there was this preggers mama, who kind of cracked us up:
Gotta love the honesty!
So why has the mermaid tail suddenly become a maternity mainstay?
Makes sense. The photog even keeps a stash of 20 mermaid tails on hand for the shoots, as well as a collection of mini fins for his special before-and-after birth package that includes two photo shoots—one featuring a pregnant mom rocking her tail, and another following the birth that includes the baby.