The Belly Project is out and Tamera Mowry cannot be happier to celebrate the book’s launching with her fans.

“I’m so excited to share an incredible project I got to be a part of while pregnant with Ariah,” the television personality tells blog readers. “On the pages of this book you’ll find over 100 mommas-to-be with painted baby bumps, including an appearance by yours truly.”


Tamera’s spread features her and little Aden hanging out at a lemonade stand. Mowry’s stomach is designed after a lemon and the celebrity mom appears excited to share the sweetness of a drink such as lemonade with fans.

“The Belly Art Project was created by Spanx founder and mom of four Sara Blakely to celebrate motherhood and support other moms,” Tamera explains. “ALL of the author proceeds for this book go straight to Every Mother Counts, an organization dedicated to making pregnancy + childbirth safe for women across the globe.”

Studies show that more than 300,000 women die every year during labor and delivery. Lack of education, transportation, and supplies are three of the central reasons for mortality in expectant women. Many moms-to-be in developing countries live miles away from health care facilities and lack the transportation needed to give birth in a hospital. Such women are often subjected to undergoing labor and delivery in unsterilized places, which leaves them open for all sorts of diseases.

Education, and the lack thereof, is also a major factor. Some individuals monitoring the birthing process are not skilled to do so and cannot help in the instance of crisis. Thousands of women have died as a result of losing too much blood because skilled physicians were not present to orchestrate their birthing experience. In the instances where physicians were present, scarcity of supplies served as a barrier to proper care.

Every Mother Counts is actively seeking to change the conditions that some expectant women are subjected to during labor and delivery. The organization provides transportation vouchers so that women can get to the hospital for assistance. Every Mother Counts also funds educational efforts so moms-to-be can be more knowledgeable about pregnancy.

Learn more about The Belly Project here. Tamera Mowry and husband Adam Housley welcomed their daughter, Ariah, last year. The little one celebrated her first birthday this past summer. Aden, the couple’s oldest child, turns 4-years-old next month.

Photos: TameraMowry.com



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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