Professional Ballerina Documents Her Pregnancy in Photo Series ‘Ballet Beautiful’

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The internet has been quite busy with its share of pregnant women who defy normal conventions of child bearing. These was the woman that lifted weights all throughout her pregnancy, the mother who posted a selfie post childbirth looking none the worse, and now this pretty ballerina.  Mary Helen Bowers has been dancing ballet throughout her pregnancy with a grace and agility as if not bearing a child.

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Bowers is an American professional ballerina. In 2012, she released her popular book entitled, Ballet Beautiful: Transform Your Body and Gain the Strength, Grace, and Focus of a Ballet Dancer.  She has a clients list that contains quite a number of celebrities, which include Liv Tyler, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, model Helena Christensen, Rachel Antonoff,  Karen Elson, and Sarah Sophie Flicker.

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Bower’s talents were solicited to help train Natalie Portman for her Oscar winning performance in the Black Swan from 2010. She is also the woman responsible for the Ballet Beautiful fitness company and the person who helps Victoria’s Secret models get into shape for the catwalk.

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Bowers has been documenting the various stages of her pregnancy, but with her own special twist (or is that pirouette?) She has been sharing these images of her pregnancy on her Instagram account, and they are stunning to say the least. Bower’s had this to say of her documentary images.

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“I’ve found the entire process of being pregnant to be such a miraculous, beautiful time,” she said. “As a first-time mom I am so excited! My instinct has been not only to capture this special time, but [also] to share it with others, too. Pregnancy is magical, I’ve never felt more connected to my body. Looking back I’m so happy that I’ve taken so many photos and really documented the different stages.”

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See Bowers as she travels the 9 month journey to motherhood here.

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Patricia Ramos

Patricia Ramos

I am a freelance photographer who is no stranger to smudged lenses, long hours in front of the computer, heavy camera bags (and the back aches that ensued) and missing lens caps. If you know what I'm talking about, you probably have as much love and passion for photography as I do.