Internet sexologist sensation and TV host Shan Boodram’s straightforward approach to all things sexual health has quickly made her social media’s millennial go-to girl for sex advice and education. Fans affectionately call her “Shan Boody’ and know her as the current host of daily show Sexology with Shan Boodram (which fans can still watch up until Nov. 30 on Quibi).   

Over the summer, Shan revealed that she and her husband, Jared Brady, are expecting their first child together and ever since she’s been devoted to filling her feeds with an honest take and advice for women experiencing their first pregnancy. Now, the super-excited (and fun!) parents-to-be are sharing even more.

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⁣Happy Mother’s Day to me!!!(?)!!!!😍😭🥳😭⠀ ⠀ Woke up to a beautiful surprise from @enjoyjaredbrady that both delights and terrifies me. (…Do I have to knock on wood while accepting this honor?) (….When do you officially get to hold and keep the honor of ‘mom’ forever?)⠀ ⠀ No expecting mother knows for certain when is the “safe” or “right” time to share because tbh I haven’t felt safe (or hell, right) since this beautiful rollercoaster began, but a day like today when my heart and belly are so full of joy, love and gratitude seemed to fit.⠀ ⠀ There’s so much more I’m STARVING to talk to you all about, but for now HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to each and every one of us! We are all divine creators connected to divine creators. I love us all so much and can’t wait for Jared and I’s child to join our fascinating world. Ok lemme go eat my pancakes and call my mama @yourtravelwitholivia

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The bestselling author and YouTube star is giving ESSENCE a first look at her gorgeous, feel-good maternity shoot photos and the meaning behind them, which was about empowering women to continue to be their best selves throughout their pregnancy.

“The theme was that all throughout pregnancy people kept telling me how much my life was gonna change, but [to be honest] I decided to have a kid BECAUSE I was happy with my life, not because I wanted a new one,” Shan shares. “So the intention behind [the shoot] was to [highlight] keeping the best parts of me to share with my daughter not to lose because of her.”

We hear you, Shan. Take a look at Shan’s maternity shoot photos below.


Styling @ysloza

Hair @kenyaonhair

Makeup @iamkevinwade

Photography 📸 @hailleyhoward

Creative Direction @shanboody

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