From Human Belly Branding to Pregnant Performances

 - Aug 5, 2009   Updated: Mar 31 2011
These belly innovations are mainly meant for pregnant ladies (and The Pregnant Man) and of course, beer bellies.

From freaky belly cages to stomachs as appliances, among these 25 belly-licious innovations, there is something here for all bellies.

Implications - Having a bit of weight around one's midsection is no longer the dreaded curse it was once seen to be and this is something companies and artists are definitely picking up on. For women, it has come to represent the elegance of motherhood, while for men, it is a reflection of the feel-good buddy era that films like "The Hangover" and movie stars like Seth Rogen have come to represent.