Being pregnant isn’t easy.
There’s a lot of morning sickness, back pain, sleeping problems, doctors’ appointments, and general stress. Any mom will tell you that it’s all worth it when they hold their precious babies for the first time. Still, moms don’t want to deal with haters who are trying to body shame them.
A woman’s body changes a lot during pregnancy.
She is bringing a life into the world, and that little life has to grow inside of her. Many people see this as a miracle, but there are others who see it as something else. One meteorologist had enough with the pregnancy haters and body shamers, so she posted a message to them on her Facebook page.
Kate Fehlinger posted:
“Everyone’s right to their opinion is important, but so are manners. And while rude comments like these will never make me feel the need to change anything about myself, I find a bigger underlying issue here. These particular nasty-grams were directed at a pregnant woman.
“So, this little manifesto of sorts is dedicated to every mother out there – other pregnant moms-to-be, moms reading this while their toddlers play on the swing set, moms whose kids have long since gone off to college…
“You are beautiful.
“Even during the most uncomfortable – and let’s face it, less than glamorous – symptoms of pregnancy, what women go through to bring their precious children into the world is, simply put, AMAZING and you should be lauded.
“Frankly, I don’t care how ‘terrible’ or ‘inappropriate’ anyone thinks I look. I will gladly gain 50 pounds & suffer sleepless, uncomfortable nights if it means upping my chances to deliver 2 healthy baby girls. Now it’s about more than aesthetics. I want these babies to have the best start possible. And that hopefully means my belly that ‘looks like it’s about to explode!’ will continue to grow the next few weeks.
“I say let’s raise a Shirley Temple to swollen feet, stretch marks, nausea, all the extra pounds and the dark circles! They’re badges of motherhood. And for those of you who think that’s ‘disgusting,’ remember a woman went through the very same thing to bring YOU into the world.
“In the meantime, let’s all remember the lesson Mom taught us – if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.”
She has since taken the post down, but that doesn’t mean she is taking back her words.
Kate was excited to share her pregnancy news with her viewers. When she found out she was having twins, she decided to tell the world during the news one night. She expected everyone to be happy for her.
As she started to grow bigger, people started to say awful things about her body.
In an interview with CBS News, she said:
“You feel like you are sharing your experience with the viewers because you are going through that experience on the air and they are commenting and saying the nicest things, but there was one particular comment that really, really hurt and that was one where a woman basically said that I look like a sausage in casing.”
There were people who had nice things to say about her and who stood up for her, and Kate appreciates that.
Still, she felt like she needed to stand up for herself and her babies. It was her body, and she was the only one who had to worry about it. She liked it and was happy to be bringing twins into the world.
Her post went viral, and a lot of women have thanked her for posting it.
Hopefully, it will put a stop to pregnancy shamers and haters and give pregnant women one less thing to worry about while they are growing a little baby.
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