How TV Shows Bared or Covered Pregnant Bellies

Alyson Hannigan-
The writers behind How I Met Your Mother were not ready to make Lily into a mother so Alyson Hannigan's pregnancy was covered with loose fitting clothes, hidden behind racks of ... more 
Alyson Hannigan-
The writers behind How I Met Your Mother were not ready to make Lily into a mother so Alyson Hannigan's pregnancy was covered with loose fitting clothes, hidden behind racks of basketballs or explained as a bloated stomach resulting from a hot dog eating contest. Photo courtesy of CBS less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 5:04 PM EDT

Try as they might, it is not easy for a celeb to hide pregnancy after the 20 week mark. Actresses may show off their bumps to much fanfare offscreen, but on-screen it depends on the storyline. While some television writers are willing to make a character pregnant, others use creative means to hide their stars' growing midsections or joke about weight gain. Ellen Pompeo will be disguising her belly as Meredith on the upcoming season of Grey's Anatomy and that inspired us to take a look at how other shows handled pregnancy.



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