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05/18/2015 02:37 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Realistic Body Paint Gives A Remarkable Visual Of What Happens When You're Pregnant

A Dutch photographer's painted belly project helps moms-to-be visualize the way their babies fit inside their pregnant bodies.

Leonie Versantvoort specializes in maternity and newborn photography. She told The Huffington Post that she came up with the idea for an anatomy-themed "bellypaint" project and teamed up with body and face painter Marieke van den Dungen-Crone to help bring her vision to life.

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Mom Kristine Smits was their model for the project. Versantvoort posted some some behind-the-scenes photos from this convergence of art and science on her Facebook page.

Behind the sceneFotograaf: Leonie Versantvoort fotografie / www.leonieversantvoortfotografie.nlPainter: Marieke Crone, Skin & Scones / www.skinandscones.nlModel: Kristine Smits

Posted by Leonie Versantvoort fotografie on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

It's been said before, but looking at these women's work, it bears repeating -- the human body can do some truly amazing things.

H/T BabyCenter

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