How did anyone not notice that Lara Lor-Van was carrying a baby for a full term? Considering that Kryptonians prohibited cross breeding,

Thousands of years ago, the Kryptonian law council prohibited scientists from crossbreeding Kryptonians and fauna after monstrosities were created.

The Genesis Chamber was created on the planet Krypton to store the Growth Codex and all the unborn Kryptonian embryos that would populate future Kryptonian society. It was submerged in amniotic fluid, where Aquabots were used to control and maintain the chamber, so no Kryptonians could enter or contaminate the birthing process.

Did Kal El , hide here for the whole term? And it seems she was at least pretty important to Krypton, as she was to be considered one of the brightest minds on Krypton, so it would be pretty hard to hide her. So it would be pretty hard to do that one would think?

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    The part about cross-breeding here seems irrelevant, as Kal-El was a pure-breed Kryptonian.
    – KutuluMike
    Commented May 26, 2016 at 11:37
  • @KutuluMike, wasn't cross breeding meant to signify army types with intellectual types of the same race (Kryptonians)?
    – KyloRen
    Commented May 26, 2016 at 11:58
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    Asked and answered on another stack. The best guess is that she did what all pregnant teenagers do to hide it from their friends/parents/school. She restricted her activities and wore big frumpy jumpers. Everyone probably just thought she'd let herself go or discovered puddings.
    – Valorum
    Commented May 26, 2016 at 12:05
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    no, the crossbreeding specifically meant breeding Kryptonians with non-Kyrptonians (like was done in Dawn of Justice to make Doomsday).
    – KutuluMike
    Commented May 26, 2016 at 12:06
  • @Valorum, my bad, I was going to accept it.Sorry I had to make you post this.
    – KyloRen
    Commented Jul 1, 2016 at 10:44

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After the failure of her husband to convince the Council of Justice to stop mining the planetary core, Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van apparently isolated themselves, conducting scientific research, building an experimental pod and having a baby.

Given the rift between the Council and Jor-El, the ubiquity of advanced tele-presence devices and her obvious need to hide her 'delicate condition' from her peers, the likelihood is that she simply withdrew from public life for a few months.

She certainly wasn't shy about wearing maternity-wear (as the concept art below shows) but one assumes this was to be worn inside the family's citadel and not outside.

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