Even With Pregnancy Weight Gain, Ashley Graham Has Never Felt Better

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By Nehal Aggarwal, Editor
Published December 16, 2019
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Ashley Graham has been vocal about her love for her pregnancy curves and proved to be a major inspiration for mamas and mamas-to-be. Now, she’s at it again, this time explaining why she doesn’t care that she’s gained 50 pounds during the course of her pregnancy.

In an Instagram post on Saturday, the 32-year-old mama-to-be posted a picture of herself doing yoga at a studio in New York City. In the caption she wrote, “Throughout my pregnancy so far I’ve gained 50lbs. And the best part is, I don’t care! I have never felt better, and I am so thankful that my body and son have allowed me to be as mobile and flexible as I have been. Between working out, yoga, acupuncture and lymphatic massages—I finally feel like I figured out this whole pregnancy thing and how to feel my best.”

Graham has done a good job documenting her pregnancy on social media for her followers. She first announced she was expecting with husband Justin Erwin back in August. Since, the model has been vocal about loving the changes pregnancy has brought to her body, including embracing her stretch marks. Earlier this month, she also stated that acupuncture had played a big role in helping her feel her best throughout her pregnancy.

Fans continue to love her posts—and her honesty. One woman wrote, “So happy that you’ve figured out what works best to make you feel best. Love that you don’t care about your weight gain!! It’s refreshing. Really all about what’s best for you & your boy!! I can’t wait to see all his cuteness!!” while another commented, “I gained 55 with my daughter, and she was born healthy and absolutely beautiful. As long as you feel good, mama, that’s all that matters! Enjoy every second! You’re absolutely beaming.”

One thing is for certain: Ashley Graham’s honest look into pregnancy is refreshing and helps other mamas-to-be feel proud of their powerful bodies. Growing a human inside of you is no easy task, and weight during pregnancy is totally normal—and necessary! If you, or someone you know, is struggling with pregnancy weight gain, read our tips on everything you need to know.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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