'Sure There's Not Two In There?': Pregnant Influencer Says She Was Shamed For Baby Bump Size
An Australian influencer has something to say to people who have commented on the size of her baby bump and says the criticism hasn't made her feel like she needs to 'bounce back'.
Hannah Polites, 28, a fitness blogger from the Gold Coast, says she's received multiple comments suggesting her baby bump is too big.
"Cannot believe how much more I popped with this baby compared to my pregnancy with Evaliah. I would get comments everywhere I went about how big I was and 'am I sure there’s not two in there?!'” Hannah posted on Instagram.
"In the end Arlo stayed in an extra week than Evaliah and was born 450g bigger but was still well within average."
"Luckily, I don’t let the comments worry me as I knew my body wouldn’t grow a baby it couldn’t handle. I’m still not fitting most of my pre-baby clothes so wearing the same things on repeat, just wanted to show you my honest postpartum [journey]."
Hannah shared her message along with a photo of her baby bump where she compared it at 38 weeks to 13 days postpartum.
She was previously praised for sharing a picture of her swollen stomach after giving birth to Arlo and said she was being "as real as possible with you all and share my postpartum body journey exactly how it is".
"I was tired, pale and a little sore, but so proud of what I'd just achieved the day before," Hannah wrote. "The human body is so amazing and I'm so thankful that mine was able to grow, birth and nurture my boy."
Hannah said she is not exercising for at least six weeks while she focuses on her family and newborn.
"Evaliah has already asked why mama's belly button 'looks funny' and why my skin on my belly is so soft and she now knows that it's because my body created a beautiful life and that’s bloody incredible."
Hannah was previously criticised in 2016 when she says many suggested her bump was "too small" and has said such comments won't impact the way she feels about her body.
"For everyone saying my baby is small and malnourished scans are showing he/she is actually 20 per cent bigger than the average at this gestation," she wrote at the time.
Featured image: www.instagram.com/hannahpolites/