Is this the price of being Internet famous?
Just two months ago, we blogged about how Instagram followers had criticized two celeb figures for being too skinny or too “fat” to be pregnant. Now, this month, two Instagram fitness stars were slammed by their followers for having too big and too small a baby bump.
Australian Instagram fitness star Daegen Coyne is 31 weeks pregnant, but has gotten feedback from her followers that her baby bump is not large enough.
“I have had pregnant friends called out for being ‘too big’, others ‘far too muscly’ and myself, the ‘you’re way to small,’” Coyne wrote in a July 5 Instagram. “Given I am yet to see one lady carry their pregnancy shape and size the same as another, I believe it’s safe to assume peeps that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pregnancy.”
BUMP ???I have had pregnant friends called out for being “too big”, others “far too muscly” and myself, the “you’re way too small”. ??Given I am yet to see one lady carry their pregnancy shape and size the same as another, I believe it’s safe to assume peeps that there is no “one size fits all” pregnancy. ???? . I know heaps of the comments aren’t meant to be hurtful or upsetting by any means, but we all have enough to worry about being a new mum (omg scary) let alone whether you are the size you are “expected” to be. ?PS. I don’t think anyone even knows what this size is. I’ve been told one day I am carrying really high and the next “wow you are carrying so low” haha. ?? . Bubba is in fact above average size for at 30 weeks, I am just good at hiding her ??? #bumplove
Another Instagram fitness star Revie Jane Schulz had to clap back at those calling her bump too big. But it was a throwback Thursday response to all the critics of her bump when she was 24 weeks pregnant with her daughter Lexington, who she gave birth to in April. Too many, not the majority, said she looked like she was about to bust.
Me at #24Weeks and I looked like a lot of people’s full term ? I know a lot of you babes on here are mama’s to be so here is a throwback for you. I posted this after so many comments were thrown my way for having a massive bump. I was so fed up, even when I had tried on this dress and the shop assistant said “Holy moly! My friend is 36 weeks and you’re only 24 weeks and you’re WAY bigger than her!” She repeated this to the lady in the next changing room to me. I cried while I tried the dress on. I got it everywhere I went and it did make me want to hide away. It’s tough, you’re carrying a human, your body is dramatically changing, more than you ever expected and then to rub salt in it, strangers feel the need to comment every time you’re out in public. Here’s a tip, don’t mention the size of a bump. No “you’re so big!’s” No “oh! You’re so tiny!’s” Just say something like “you look beautiful/ healthy/ amazing!” ? • • • REPOST • • • “Oh babe, wait, my hair!” Turned into a nice profile shot of baby. Now before you ask, I’m 24 Weeks and before you compare your bump to mine, or hers to mine, or whatever, remember we’re all totally, respectfully different. Yes, there is just one in there. Yes, I have my dates right. I’m just amazing at growing a big human ? no matter what size, remember this, you’re creating a miracle. Some of you have asked when we’re finding out gender and the answer is, when we meet him or her! ?? Love xo #reviejanesbump #24weeks #24weekspregnant #mybump #stylishbump #mamatobe #pregnancy Ps Dress is from @dissh_boutiques A photo posted by Revie Jane Schulz (@reviejane) on
“I posted this after so many comments were thrown my way for having a massive bump,” she wrote in the caption to the post. “I was so fed up, even when I had tried on this dress and the shop assistant said ‘Holy moly! My friend is 36 weeks and you’re only 24 weeks and you’re WAY bigger than her!’ She repeated this to the lady in the next changing room to me. I cried while I tried the dress on. I got it everywhere I went and it did make me want to hide away.”
She ended the caption with a public plea to remember pregnant ladies have lots of feelings and to leave the belly alone: “Here’s a tip, don’t mention the size of a
bump. No ‘you’re so big!’s’ No ‘oh! You’re so tiny!’s’ Just say
something like ‘you look beautiful/ healthy/ amazing!'”
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