Why does Padme still have a belly even after child birth?

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Here is the picture of Padme's dead body. I believe she gave birth before death. Is she died with baby in her body?

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    Does this answer your question? "You'll look about six months pregnant when you leave the hospital or birthing center."
    – DavidW
    Commented Apr 24, 2021 at 3:42
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    Bit harsh on the down votes for a duplicate. For what turns out to have an in-universe answer too.
    – Jontia
    Commented Apr 24, 2021 at 5:54
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    @Jontia - The downvotes are probably because the duplicate question would have come up while they were writing it as a suggested duplicate (which was then ignored).
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 24, 2021 at 6:49

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This was to make it seem like Padme's child (which no one outside of a small circle knew were twins) had died with her. If she hadn't looked pregnant at her funeral, Palpatine and Vader could easily have assumed they were alive somewhere.

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