Pitter-Patter of Little Plastic Feet

Associated Press

Pickles and ice cream were in order Friday when toy store FAO Schwarz unveiled what is believed to be the nation's first pregnant doll.

Beneath her denim maternity dress, the $19.95-doll has a lift-off belly with a little plastic bundle of joy inside. When you remove the baby, the doll gets a board-flat stomach.

Critics, including child psychiatrist Gary Pagano of New York University School of Medicine, say the dolls give children a distorted perception of childbirth.

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