These images represent the sentimental aspect of motherhood while capturing the harsh reality of the changes occurring within the female body during a really crucial time. While the baby is growing there is immense conflict and challenges the motherly body must overcome and adapt to in order to successfully carry to term and bear a child. The pressure of the growing uterus and moving baby creates ups and downs in multiple organ systems that in turn not only affect the reproductive system of a woman but every fiber of her being. The journey of motherhood is so much bigger than the naked eye can see in an external growing form. Transcending into the homeostasis the mother's body is trying to balance through the renal, respiratory, cardiovascular, and essentially every system in both small and big ways to compensate for the increasing stress the mother's body is put under to grow a whole new human.
Reiser, Jaime L.
"The Conflict of Motherhood,"
be Still: Vol. 6, Article 20.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/bestill/vol6/iss1/20