Stop Skinny-Shaming Pregnant Women!

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Stop Skinny-Shaming Pregnant Women!
Thu, 12-13-2012 - 9:57am

Just one day after her hospital release, Time asked “Is Kate Middleton Too Thin To Be Pregnant?” And The Daily Beast followed with “Pregorexia: Is Skinny Kate Too Thin For A Pregnant Woman?”

When it comes to baby weight, women are pretty much “damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” Gain too much and you’re called out for using your pregnancy as an opportunity to “let yourself go” and eat too much junk food. Don’t look pregnant enough, and you’re also criticized for being unhealthy and possibly putting your unborn baby’s development at risk.

Leave Duchess Kate alone: Stop skinny-shaming pregnant women-

Ugh! I can't even imagine the stress put on Kate regarding her weight.  Have you ran into this during your current pregnancy (or previous pregnancies)? Has anyone ever made comments about how much you have or have not gained?

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