This is disgraceful! What on earth is wrong with people?
Aussie mum describes how she was labelled as ‘fat’ and ‘gross’ by cruel bullies who trolled her during her pregnancy.
Elisha Bakes, from Melbourne, welcomed her second son Kaelen last month and he was 3.6kg.
But when she was just 18 weeks pregnant, and announced her pregnancy to her 33,000 social media followers, the hateful comments started because her followers said her bump looked too big.
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Elisa claims people continued to slam her for the size of her bump saying she must be expecting a horse, suggesting she was eating too much and assuming her diet was unhealthy.
Elisha says she was perfectly healthy and did not even get stretch marks thanks to good ‘genetics’.
Elisha said: “People would say hurtful things like,
‘Why is her bump so big? I better not get like this’ and that it was the biggest bump they’d ever seen.
“When I was six months along I would often get asked if I was due to pop any day. I would get a very surprised reaction when I let them know I was only 24 weeks.”
“I think people have an idea in their head about how a pregnant woman should look, sometimes based off their own experiences, so when they see a woman who is carrying larger or smaller, they feel the need to comment and give their two cents.
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One baby on board ✌???? . I feel so blessed as I’ve had such an amazing pregnancy experience. No bad side effects, no cravings, no crazy mood swings just your typical tiredness which comes from bubs taking up my energy too. I wouldn’t change a thing… especially my amazing bump!????????#7daystogo #duenextweek
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“I had hundreds of messages from women who had experienced the same thing. They told me how they would get very anxious about people commenting on their bump and would make them feel very insecure and not be able to enjoy their pregnancy.
“This would range from women who carried small and they would have people ask if they were even pregnant or telling them that they had looked bigger after eating a pizza. Some women were told they needed to eat more, whereas I was told to lay off the food.
Elisha says that her pregnancy was monitored and she was healthy and experienced no side-effects or problems.
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A lot happens in 2 weeks! The photo on the left was taken just before I went to the hospital (8 hours before I had an emergency csection). Photo on the right was taken today – Kaelan’s 2 week milestone! We’re both doing well. He’s feeding every 2.5 hours… I forgot how demanding it is ???????? safe to say I’m missing my sleep already ???? he’s growing by the day and doing so well. I’m still a bit sore & my belly feels like a bowl of jelly. Super soft and squishy! Looking forward to sharing my post-partum journey with you ♥️