A new exhibition at the Foundling Museum in London traces 500 years pregnancy portraiture, including this textile panel, circa 1600. Pregnancy “is something that is experienced by 50 percent of society — and the other 50 percent had a little something to do with it,” says curator Karen Hearn. “So it’s of enormous importance.”

A new exhibition at the Foundling Museum in London traces 500 years pregnancy portraiture, including this textile panel, circa 1600. Pregnancy “is something that is experienced by 50 percent of society — and the other 50 percent had a little something to do with it,” says curator Karen Hearn. “So it’s of enormous importance.”