Australian Women's Weekly. Pregnant women are at the most beautiful time in their lives — thanks to pregnancy hormones. It's like they receive a total body conditioning treatment as hair thickens with a great glossy shine, nails grow strong and long, eyes brighten as blood vessels contract and skin has a flawless glow. Mums living in Texas who recognise this fact eager to show off their baby bump attended the 7th Annual Pre-Labor Day Pregnant Bikini Contest celebration this week. US radio personality Rod Ryan — who initiated the competition seven years ago — was pleased he went against his bosses decision not to do it as they had record entry numbers this year.
Moms-to-be strut their stuff in pregnant bikini contest
Video: Miss Morning Sickness From the Labor Day Pregnant Bikini Pageant
By Snejana Farberov. That appears to be the logic behind the eighth annual Pre-Labor Day Bikini Contest for expectant mothers that was hosted in Houston on Thursday night. As part of the event meant to celebrate the beauty of motherhood, some 15 mothers-to-be showed off their extra-curvy physiques in swimsuits that proudly showcased their baby bumps. Scroll down to watch the video. Conditions: To qualify for the contest, all the participants must be in their third trimester.
A pageant for everyone
The seventh annual Pre-Labor Day Pregnant Bikini Contest saw expectant mothers in Houston take to the stage as their boyfriends and husbands cheered them on. The pregnant contestants took part in nappy-changing competitions and even dancing contests, which saw the women show off some sexy dance moves and do the splits. Another round involved nappy-throwing and a race to see who could change one the fastest. In the final round, the women stripped off to their bikinis and strutted their stuff for the judges. Rules of the competition state that all those wanting to enter the unique pageant had to be over 21 and due to give birth within three months.
Every year, sons and daughters honor their moms with flowers and gifts on Mother's Day. It's not often when mothers celebrate together, but this year, several moms-to-be did so, in their own way, by donning a two-piece swimsuit and strutting their bulging bellies in a pregnant bikini contest. You read that right? As the expecting moms gathered at this year's venue, Salado Pedros in Gulf Coast Town Center, they chatted, compared baby bumps and shared a mix of excitement and anxiety about the contest.