Nowadays it seems that Hollywood is obsessed with pregnancy. Everywhere you turn there is a new, “baby bump watch,” aimed at stalking a recently pregnant celebrity and capturing pictures of her belly. This glamorization of pregnancy is great at celebrating motherhood, but may confuse many youngsters.
By glamorizing pregnancy, the media runs the risk of not exposing the realities of parenthood. Many impressionable young teenagers may pick up a magazine and look through the pictures of expectant mothers that don’t seem to have a care in the world. Because celebrities influence the opinions of teenagers, this could cause an increase in teen pregnancy, as young girls are disillusioned by the realities of what it takes to be a parent. The paparazzis’ obsession with pregnancy also violates the privacy of the expectant mothers who may just be shopping or spending time with friends and family. It’s wonderful to celebrate motherhood, and to acknowledge how beautiful a pregnant woman can be. However, Hollywood is slowly getting out of control and becoming obsessed with celebrities who are pregnant.