For many cultures all over the world, baby showers have become a tradition for mums-to-be.
It’s a gathering arranged by a woman’s family and close friends that celebrates a her transformation into a mother, where she is typically lavished with gifts, presents, and food.
Although it’s a nice gesture, baby showers don’t accurately prepare a woman for the realities of childbirth.
So imagine when one mum-to-be received a preview of what’s to come when she received a cake portraying a baby coming out of a woman’s vagina, courtesy of her family and friends.
According to a Huffington Post report, Nora McInerny Purmort (author of the book “It’s Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too)”) posted the photo of the cake on Twitter. It was for her cousin Johanna’s baby shower.
“The baked dessert, served in a tinfoil tray, featured a baby’s head coming out a very realistic-looking vagina with mashed strawberries and frosting,” the report said. “Photographer Chuck Johnson, owner of Freak Photo, took a pretty epic shot of the cake.”
The caption reads:
I’m taking photos at a vagina themed mimosa baby shower on a boat with 25 women.
This is more like a bachelorette party.
Tell the coastguard I’m on the Madaket if you don’t hear back!
Cake by Mataya Conroy!
Speaking to the Huffington post, the mum-to-be said that she loved the cake.
“Most of the women at the party were earthy mamas who clean up every bodily fluid on the daily,” she said in an email to the newspaper. “The cake did not really [faze] them.
“I think we talked more about how the short stubble sprinkles on the cake were not realistic because who can actually see or reach that area to shave after 7 months pregnant.
“When my friends wanted to throw me a shower I asked them instead to throw a party. I think this is an important aspect because mamas I find, do not have or give themselves the opportunity to let their hair down enough.”
She also said that at the end of the day she was glad that they got the chance to laugh about a baby exploding through their vagina.
“It gave the women who are not mums yet the chance to see there is life after an exploding vagina where you still get to drink mimosas and dance on a boat,” she added.
Republished with permission from: theAsianparent Philippines
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