Mary Magdalene is portrayed in many ways but most have a common theme, for example, Mary in a cave with a skull and alabaster jar, sometimes with an open book and cross. Then we
have ones like in this case study which possibly shows Mary as someone else like being a mother rather than a repentant woman.
If someone showed this case study picture to me
and I knew nothing of Mary Magdalene or her so called history or religious background then I would say instantly that she was a pregnant woman. Its only when someone says its Mary Magdalene that they begin to discount the option of her being pregnant
or holding a baby and try to reason with what history and religion have told them.
The rock argument for me is the outsider as I cant imagine Mary resting a rock on her lap as
I can quite clearly see the top of her kness as she kneels down. That leaves the other two options, Mary is pregnant or Mary is holding a baby. Im going with the pregnant option but only because the outline of the baby's head could be more mistaken
for Mary's arm, or robe or even her hair as if falls down around her. The bump to me seems more clearer and stands out more with Mary's hands resting on top and her knees at the bottom not to mention the location of the bump.