Australian model Belle Lucia has hit back at critics who believe her baby bump is too small at five months pregnant.
Aussie model and Instagram star Belle Lucia has been forced to defend herself after she was shamed for the size of her baby bump. The social media celebrity is five months along and has been documenting her experience since she announced her pregnancy just over a month ago, but many believe she doesn’t look pregnant at all…
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Belle said she was tired of the constant comments about her bump. “Just because I’m not showing as much as you doesn’t mean my pregnancy is ‘unhealthy’ or that I’m promoting a ‘skinny’ pregnancy,” she wrote in her Instagram story, sharing photos of other pregnant women. “As you can see, women show very differently but are all carrying a little life.” Belle said that the nature of her job means her body is under constant scrutiny, but that the latest wave of comments went way too far. “It’s just my body and I can not help how I’m showing like many other women,” she said. “Body shaming is not ok, no matter how ‘big’ or ‘small’ one is.”
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We can completely understand Belle’s frustration. Pregnancy is already such a vulnerable time, and to be faced with constant comments and questions can’t be easy. If she and bub are both happy and healthy, that really is the most important thing.
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