Every woman carries her pregnancy differently, but for some the changes to her body are much more marked than others. My sister-in-law had a condition called Polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid) in both of her last two pregnancies, and that condition made her look like she was carrying twins or triplets. She grew way bigger than most pregnant women and there was no doubt she was very much pregnant. Fitness model and blogger Hannah Polites had a very different experience. Whilst pregnant with her daughter, Hannah documented her pregnancy by wearing bikinis in various Instagram photos. Polites was excited to show off her burgeoning bump, but instead of the congratulations she expected, she received a firestorm of criticism. Many believed she was harming herself and her unborn child by not eating enough during her pregnancy. Take a look!
Pregnancy is hard enough, but the idea that this mom faced so much negativity during such a vulnerable time is heartbreaking. Luckily, she has since given birth to a very healthy, beautiful baby girl – Evaliah Grace – and mama and baby are both healthy and happy as can be!