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Dads Get a Taste of What It's Like to be Pregnant

Fathers have it easy, relatively speaking: They don't have to carry a baby in their belly for nine months; they don't have to give birth; they don't have to breast-feed. We could go on. If only they could walk a mile in our stretched out and uncomfortable shoes.

Recently, some men went the extra mile to experience a sliver of what it's like to be pregnant.

What started out as a joke for Inner Birth, a Wisconsin midwife practice, soon turned into an actual project. For its 2014 calendar, Inner Birth asked fathers to pose in typical pregnancy and birth scenes. The goal of the calendar was to raise awareness about infant mortality.

Each is being sold for $30, and a portion of the profits go to the Greater Racine Collaborative for Healthy Birth Outcomes, "an organization devoted to reducing the African American infant mortality rate in Racine, [Wisc.]," according to the Huffington Post.

Sure, it's great that they wore fake stomachs for a day, but what do you think—would your husband cut it if he was the pregnant one?

Image via Katie Hall Photography

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