So Halloween Pumpkins Giving Birth Is Really a Thing

Adding a whole new level of spooky to Halloween, carving pumpkins that are pregnant and giving birth is the thing to do this year

Maybe it’s because pumpkins have long been symbols around the world of fertility and fullness (think about it: they’re round, they’re heavy, and they’re filled with seeds). Or maybe it’s because a ripe, round gourd is roughly the exact same size and shape as a nine-month baby bump. Whatever the case, “pregnant pumpkin” art is officially a thing—and from the hilarious looks of it, it’s here to stay.

Fruit of the Womb

Pumpkin Gives Birth Halloween

Birth Takes a Village

Talk about a very special delivery.

Nice and Ripe

Pregnant Pumpkin Halloween

GF Brigitte

Well some of us do get a few extra chins when we’re pregnant.

Pregnancy Glow

Pumpkin Carving Baby Halloween

Rixa Rixa

It was clear from the beginning that little pumpkin would be the light of her life.

Bloody Awesome

Pregnant Pumpkin Gives Birth Halloween

The Agitator

Anyone who’s done it knows that giving birth takes guts.

Crowning Glory

Pregnant Pumpkin Gives Birth Halloween

1st Class Sleep

Careful there, mama; baby pumpkins squash easily.

Pulp Fiction

Pregnant Pumpkin Gives Birth Halloween

Genius Beauty

“See, you just snap off the cover and the baby pops right out!”

One and Done

Pregnant Pumpkin Gives Birth


“You want me to do this again? You must be out of your gourd.”

Veggie Tales

Pregnant Pumpkin Gives Birth

Non-Working Monkey

“And then you popped right out and it wasn’t messy and it didn’t hurt at all!”

Jenna McCarthy is an internationally published writer, TED speaker and the author of five books including If It Was Easy They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-so-handy Man You Married (Berkley Books, 2011). Find her at, Twitter and Google +.

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