The Basics of Belly Casting

“My cast is now resting in my sewing/craft room, hanging up as inspiration of birth and renewal,” she says.

So, should you take the plunge and be part of this unique pregnancy memory? Well, it’s not for everyone.

“I wouldn’t necessarily encourage a soon-to-be mother to do a belly casting. Like anything, I think it’s a matter of personal choice,” Stark says. “While I liked doing the casting, I can say that it’s not for everyone, and not everyone is supported by their peers in the process.”

Harriman agreed that it might not be for everyone.

“I would say that if a woman wants a belly cast, that she should do it with her closest friends or her partner. She has to be topless and have people touching her naked belly and breasts,” she says.  “A lot of women do them at blessingways because that is an intimate ceremony/ritual with her closest friends and family.”

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