Meet Lauren. She's 260 Weeks Pregnant, and for a Very Good Reason

Why a woman would keep her baby in for five years


This is Lauren. Lauren is 260 weeks pregnant.

“A Long Five Years,” a PSA by advertising creatives working with Biscuit Filmworks, recounts an absurd story with a prickly edge. Below, find out why a clearly encumbered woman would decide to keep a baby inside her well past the due date:

The film was created for the National Partnership for Women & Families, and it touches on a number of sore points: Neither Lauren nor her husband have paid family leave, so Lauren stockpiles vacation and sick days so she can give birth when her baby turns 6.

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