A heavily pregnant Brazilian model posted an Instagram snap that appeared to show the outline of the foetus through her stomach.
Adriana Sant’anna, 24, became famous in her home country after competing in Brazil’s Big Brother and meeting her future husband, singer Rodrigao, 27, on the show.
Recently the model has posted many bikini snaps flaunting her bump to her 1.1 million Instagram followers, with the latest creating a huge stir online.
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Adrianna Sant’anna, 24, is heavily pregnant and posted this picture of herself in a white bikini on Instagram. Excited fans quickly claimed they could see the outline of her foetus through her stomach
Adriana, pictured with her husband Rodrigao, 27, a local singer. The pair met when they appeared on Brazil Big Brother and married a year ago
In the image, Adriana wore a lace-up white two-piece and captioned it with a reference to her new bikini.
But straight away, her followers commented on the compact nature of her stomach and how it looked like a foetus – with a head above her belly button and the legs curving around beneath it.
Some eagle-eyed fans were surprised by what they saw and the photo quickly went viral on Brazilian social media, with the post receiving more than 24,000 likes on Instagram.
The baby’s outline appears to be seen around her belly button, left, Adriana poses in bikinis showing off her baby bump for her 1.1 million followers on Instagram, right
Adriana has posted many pregnancy pictures throughout her pregnancy, she became famous after competing in Brazil’s Big Brother
Adriana, with husband singer Rodrigao who she met on the reality show, has shared many of their candid moments on Instagram. Her latest post received more than 24,000 likes
Instagram user Janices Goncalves wrote: ‘Look how cute to see the baby in her belly.’
Comments included one who said: ‘I can see the baby in her womb pressing against her belly.’
Another added: ‘How nice! I’ve seen the baby even before it’s born.’
While Luccas Grande went one step further and wrote: ‘I see the baby’s face!’
Throughout her pregnancy, Adriana has posted many bikini shots showing her stomach but this was the first time the actual shape of the baby appeared to be visible.
However there were others who claimed this simply could not be possible.
Adriana didn’t seem to notice the anything unusual when she posted her bikini snap but eagle-eyed commenters quickly claimed to see the baby, pictured sharing a selfie
Many other posters pointed out it would be impossible to see the baby and argued it was her abdominal wall forming the shape
The 24-year-old wears a black two-piece earlier in her pregnancy to pose by the pool
In another shot, Adriana clutches her bump by a lake while wearing a crop top and a cuff bracelet
Adriana shows off her toned body before falling pregnant in a two-tone frilly swimsuit. Some have argued that it is in fact the muscles that were visible – not the baby
Aline Botelho wrote: ‘It’s not a baby, she has set the abdomen! There are numerous layers of skin and fat, and also the placenta and amniotic fluid.’
She concluded that the shape was just ‘the abdominal muscles set of Adriana.’
Marina Pamorais also disagreed, she posted: ‘Go study before talking so much nonsense!
Uterine muscle is impossible to show the baby’s format.’
Mr N. Pisal, consultant gynaecologist at London Gynaecology said: ‘The fetus is surrounded by amniotic fluid, placenta and uterine wall. So this bulge is unlikely to be the fetus.
‘It is more likely to be abdominal muscles pushed forward by the bulge of a pregnant uterus. It will be impossible to be absolutely certain though.’