Belly Casting

To Preserve Your Bump Forever

What is it?

Belly casting is the process of making a plaster cast or mold of an expecting person's form.

The casting process is designed to allow the expectant person to feel honored and pampered. Their comfort, well-being, and relaxation are prioritized throughout. The process of creating a belly cast usually involves the use of a barrier to protect the skin (coconut oil, sunflower oil, vaseline), then, plaster is applied to the pregnant belly. The mold can also include the chest, arms, hands, or full torso. 

The only materials used are completely safe for both pregnant person and baby/babies. 

A professional-quality, lasting memento of the expectant person's beautiful and unique pregnancy shape is created. Your cast will be treasured as a lasting reminder of your pregnancy and will provide a beautiful connection to this special time in your family's lives.

The Process

1) Please contact us to discuss your interests and ideas as well as ask any questions you may have. When you're comfortable, we will set-up a convenient time to do the belly casting. Belly castings are typically done from around 35 to 38 weeks gestation and typically take up to one hour. 

     Note:  You can feel confident that we will provide all the necessary supplies. You don't need to do anything else aside from showing up!
2) When we arrive, you will be treated with the utmost respect and care from start to finish. We will clearly explain the process to you, answering any additional questions and addressing any concerns you may have. Your comfort is most important, so if you would prefer your partner assisting with applying the barrier cream, please let us know.
3) We will begin by applying a barrier cream on your skin to protect it from the plaster. This also aids in a quick removal once the mold is dry. 
4) Once the cream is applied, we will begin applying strips of plaster over the desired locations on your body. We generally do about two layers. This process takes the bulk of the time, generally lasting 30 to 45 minutes. 
5) Once dry and the cast sounds hollow when tapped on, we will gently remove it from your body. 
6) At this point, you will want to shower to rinse off the barrier cream and paster residue.

7) Once completed, we will smooth the edges, reapply plaster for added strength, and coat the cast with a formula which smooths and strengthens it, once it is fully dry. If you chose either a painting or tile mosaic for your cast, this will be completed after adding additional layers of plaster for added support. 
8) Your belly cast will be returned to you within 30 days after your session. Tile mosaics take longer to complete, therefore, please add an additional 2 weeks to complete. 

Now Offering Belly Cast Art!

Fill out the form, below, for a custom quote!

Choose between painting, tile mosaic, gloss finishings, and mounting options.


How long does the process take?

The process from start to finish will be approx. 1 hour. You will get your cast back within 10 days.

What should I wear?

This is completely up to you and your comfort level. The cast generally turns out best when you are uncovered, however, you can wear a thin tank top or bra during casting. Please note that plaster may not come out of the material. A bathing suit bottom or yoga shorts are another good choice because they can be worn low on the hips.

Where is the belly cast done?

The belly cast will be done in your home. This is where you will feel most comfortable and our goal is to make this a relaxing experience. Being at home also gives your partner the ability to be involved. Partners can apply the oil to your body to protect your delicate skin if you are more comfortable with that. I will complete your cast in my home and return to you within 10 days.

What barrier creams do you use?

We give you the option of choosing. We have used vaseline, sunflower oil, and coconut oil in the past.

Can you drill holes or prime the cast?

Yes we can! There will be an additional fee for these services.

Areas We Serve:

All cities in North Carolina within a 65-mile radius of Statesville. If you live out of the service area, contact us for pricing. We want everyone to have access to our quality services.


Locations We Serve:

Homebirth | Natural Beginnings Birth and Wellness Center | Davis Regional Medical Center |  Lake Norman Regional Medical Center | All Novant Hospitals |  Frye Regional Medical Center | Wake Forest Baptist |  All Atrium Hospitals | Magnolia Birth Center | Forsyth Medical Center | Catawba Valley Medical Center | CaroMont and more...

We Specialize In:

Medicated Childbirth | Unmedicated Childbirth | Epidurals | Natural Birth | Emergency Cesarean Birth | Planned Cesarean Birth | VBAC | Hospital Birth | Birth Center Birth | Water Birth | Home Birth | OB/GYN | Midwives | Breastfeeding | Bottle-Feeding | Pre-Eclampsia | Induction | Overnight Care | Babywearing | Advanced Maternal Age | Addiction Recovery | Fertility/Infertility | IVF | High Risk Pregnancy | Multiples | Anxiety Disorders | PTSD | Single Parents | Solo Parents | Surrogacy | Adoption | LGBTQI+ | Diverse Families | Bereavement | Cloth Diapering | Placenta Encapsulation | Postpartum Support | Postpartum Depression

The Statesville Doula LLC, provides a full spectrum of doula support and is committed to providing superior support to all families regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, age, family structure, physical abilities, or religious and cultural beliefs.
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