Fitness influencer Ashy Bines has revealed she’s been subjected to ‘mum hate’ over the size of her pregnant belly.

The personal trainer and businesswoman shared a post on Instagram, revealing she thought mum shaming was a thing of the past. “(It’s) something I experienced when I was pregnant 7 years ago with Taj but nope,” she wrote.

“Already having mum hate come at me because of the size of my belly?,” Ashy continued. “Like there is a ‘right’ or ‘normal’ size to be? Everyone’s bodies are SO diff, carry diff, show diff and hold a baby differently. And I think EVERY pregnant belly is beautiful no matter what and something we should all be uplifting and embracing with each other, pregnant is literally a miracle and so special.”

Ashy explained that she can’t how many comments and DMs she’s had saying how, “stupid, silly, dramatic etc I am for  ‘holding my belly’ when I don’t have one, but for me there is a little belly and there is a REAL HUMAN BEING growing inside and it’s something I’ll never get sick of feeling proud to show.

“BUT for every negative there is hundreds of love, support and encouragement which I’m so grateful for my community (normally hate comments are not people who actually follow me).

Surprise pregnancy announcement

Ashy Bines baby

Ashy surprised her husband last month with the news that they’re expecting their second baby. She shared an emotional video with her one million Instagram followers, capturing the moment that she showed a positive pregnancy test to her husband Steve on a family photoshoot.

The 32-year-old and her husband celebrated the magical moment, with cameras capturing it all. Since the video went live Ashy shared an Instagram story, revealing she’s since watched the reveal over and over.

“You guys have no idea how many times I’ve watched that video and I literally cry every single day,” Ashy said, in tears. “It brings me so much joy.”

Although their six-year-old son Taj was with them during the photoshoot, Ashy explained that he didn’t know what was happening, and told him in ‘another special way’ the next day. She also revealed that her family and friends were also filmed when they were told the news, and she has a reaction video ready to put together. “That is going to make me ball my eyes out I reckon,” she added. “It was so special to have the time to spend with everyone and share it with them and see their shock.”

Ashy also explained that it’s been difficult to keep her second pregnancy a secret because she shares so much online. “Some days I have felt so tired or sick and I’ve still had to show up online … some days have been really, really tough.”

The fitness guru also said her second pregnancy has been very different to her first, and she happy she no longer has to hold her tummy in or cover up her ‘gigantic boobs’.

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  • Disgusting behaviour. Leave her alone!


  • As long as she and baby is healthy.


  • She looks lovely so all that matters. As long the baby is healthy as well her who cares what others think.


  • I’m so over everyone having a go at other people because in their eyes it’s wrong and mum or dad shaming is amongst the worst no wonder there’s so much post natal depression in both men and women it starts way before the arrival.


  • Congratulations to her and wishing her all the best.


  • Their photoshoot looked so beautiful.


  • My ex SIL didn’t show until she was 8 month pregnant. It was all in where the baby was situated.


  • It’s a sad world we live in when we can’t share in someone else’s joy. Every body is different.


  • I feel.sorry for her. No one should be shamed. Pregnancy is beautiful and different for everyone. She has tried hard to fall pregnant and it’s always a blessing and miracle when you do.


  • Every woman’s body is different. No need to shame anyone for it. Also, shaming a pregnant person is harmful for both mom and baby because of the hate and criticism they are getting.


  • WOW! Where do people get off commenting in that way? I was sick the entire pregnancy so my tummy took a long time to look pregnant. Never mind the fear and anxiety of had of keeping my baby to full term. It’s not okay to comment.


  • I know women who have had tiny bellies and some that have had huge bellies. As she said everyone is different


  • The problem with sharing publicly is people share the opinions of their own can’t really serve a cake and then not take the criticism. Everyone has something to say is all


  • Do so dislike the negative comments from people on social media, so I won’t use it.


  • So much negativity. I’ve been wanting to use social media less and less lately I can’t stand the toxic behavior. I didn’t show in pregnancy until I was quite far along. My neck pain and vomiting gave it away though :’)


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