The pregnant form seems to still be so taboo that just a glimpse of a pregnant tummy protruding from beneath a T-shirt gets news reporters churning out drivel about how these women should just cover up, or alternatively not step out of the house for nine months.
So I was ready to leap to these women's defence and champion their cause, along my usual lines of there is nothing more beautiful and natural than a pregnant women etc.
But then I saw the photos they were talking about and let's say it made me falter for a moment.
The photos of 30 mums-to-be are being billed as an opportunity for these women and their families to celebrate this marvellous blossoming time in their lives and to document their pregnancy for their future child to look back on when they are older.
Sounds noble enough but then – oh dear.
Obviously you will all have to take a look at the photos for yourselves but they left me stuck for words for a moment, and that's not the best thing for a writer.
Let's just say if you were to have a nightmare featuring pregnant women in a series of bizarre poses and get-ups it probably would fail to rival the weirdness of this collection of photographs.
The first photo is almost misleading on what's to come. The mum-in-waiting poses 'seductively' in a negligée with bump protruding out while her partner stands behind her shirtless flexing his muscles. There is nothing too offensive about this photo or at least you can understand what is trying to be said here. The mum is saying I'm still attractive despite being pregnant and the man is trumpeting his masculinity because he has fathered a child. A rather outdated image, particularly on the part of the man, but perhaps to be expected from some people.
Another image of a woman with the picture of a foetus drawn on her bump is a little strange, perhaps creepy, but again you can see that they are trying to be a little bit clever and alternative with this photograph.
But then things really start going down hill and essentially what follows is completely inexplicable.
There is a photo of a pregnant woman with her husband and their other child stood around the dining table wearing masks which completely cover their faces.
In another a husband and pregnant wife pose together, one holding a mop and the other a rake. Yet another shows a pregnant woman naked and protecting her modesty whilst her partner poses next to her cradling a car tyre.
More alarming is the image of the pregnant woman and partner swigging vodka and another of a man wielding a gun at the camera whilst he puts a protective arm around his pregnant wife.
The images seem to range from failed humour, through complete inappropriateness to random craziness which makes no sense at all.
If the whole point is to document this time for prosperity and give the as yet unborn child something to look back on when they are older, then boy has this photographic exercise failed.
Check out the photos for yourself at www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articles-2180213/Pregnancy-photos-Awkward-snaps-soon-mothers-weird-poses-wearing-costumes.html