8-Month Pregnant Model Draws Criticism
March 9, 2015
If Sarah Stage hadn’t been documenting her pregnancy on Instagram all along, you might not even believe the model is pregnant.
The 30-year-old LA mom-to-be is eight-and-a-half months along, and is drawing criticism for her barely there bump.
Assuming her caption is accurate, there’s a five-pound baby in there! How does that stack up to a standard pregnancy? At 38 weeks, a baby usually weighs about six to nine pounds, so it’s not that far off the spectrum. Based on other Instagram photos, it seems a strict exercise regimen is helping Stage maintain her figure. But the 7,000+ comments aren’t all applauding her toned physique.
“What is she pregnant with a doll?” one user commented. “I legit look like this right now after eating a bowl of soup,” another said, adding, “She needs to feed that baby instead of worrying how to keep her figure.”
We all know an Instagram’s worth a thousand words, and Stage fired back at her critics with this post:
Oh, and this:
Before you criticize, keep in mind women do carry babies differently. While the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists does recommend a weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds throughout pregnancy, that range isn’t set in stone.
(via E! News)