Woman called ‘gross’ for the size of her baby bump told she must be expecting a horse

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Woman called ‘gross’ for the size of her baby bump told she must be expecting a horse

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: THIS STUNNING WOMAN was trolled and bullied for the size of her PREGNANCY BUMP, as people told her it was GROSS, and she must be expecting a HORSE. Personal assistant Elisha Bakes (30) from Melbourne, Australia recently welcomed her second son, Kaelen in January 2019. However, she felt a constant scrutiny for the shape and size of her pregnancy bump which frequently came under fire. Elisha, who already has a son, Kyson (21 months) with her partner Tane, experienced negative comments about her pregnancy starting when she was just 14 weeks along. Elisha shared a photo with her Instagram followers to announce her pregnancy at 14 weeks, and people told her that she must have got her dates wrong because she looked much further along. Whenever she received comments, Elisha would explain that she is only five-foot-three-inches tall, while her partner is six-foot-three-inches tall. Naturally, this would likely cause a bump which looked large in proportion to Elisha???s small frame. People continued to criticise the size of Elisha???s bump, even telling her that she was eating too much and assuming her diet was unhealthy as they thought her bump was far too large. As her pregnancy progressed, as much as she wanted to relish being pregnant again and embrace her changing body, the comments only became worse as people told Elisha she looked as if she was expecting 78 babies, that she was expecting a horse, or it must have been triplets, with some even calling it ???gross???. MDWfeatures / Elisha Bakes

(Picture: MDWfeatures / Elisha Bakes)

Elisha Bakes, 30, welcomed her second son, Kaelen, in January 2019.

Now he’s arrived into the world, she’s opened up about the trolling she faced while pregnant, simply because of the size of her baby bump.

Elisha, who already has a son, Kyson, with her partner Tane, started receiving negative comments about her body when she announced her pregnancy on Instagram, at 14 weeks.

Commenters rushed to tell her that she must have her dates wrong, as she was too big to possibly be 14 weeks along.

Elisha explained that she’s only 5ft 3in, so any bump will look pretty large on her small frame, but her partner is 6ft 3in, so her baby may be a little on the larger size.

But that explanation wasn’t enough for the trolls, who wouldn’t stop accusing Elisha of eating too much or criticising her appearance.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: THIS STUNNING WOMAN was trolled and bullied for the size of her PREGNANCY BUMP, as people told her it was GROSS, and she must be expecting a HORSE. Personal assistant Elisha Bakes (30) from Melbourne, Australia recently welcomed her second son, Kaelen in January 2019. However, she felt a constant scrutiny for the shape and size of her pregnancy bump which frequently came under fire. Elisha, who already has a son, Kyson (21 months) with her partner Tane, experienced negative comments about her pregnancy starting when she was just 14 weeks along. Elisha shared a photo with her Instagram followers to announce her pregnancy at 14 weeks, and people told her that she must have got her dates wrong because she looked much further along. Whenever she received comments, Elisha would explain that she is only five-foot-three-inches tall, while her partner is six-foot-three-inches tall. Naturally, this would likely cause a bump which looked large in proportion to Elisha???s small frame. People continued to criticise the size of Elisha???s bump, even telling her that she was eating too much and assuming her diet was unhealthy as they thought her bump was far too large. As her pregnancy progressed, as much as she wanted to relish being pregnant again and embrace her changing body, the comments only became worse as people told Elisha she looked as if she was expecting 78 babies, that she was expecting a horse, or it must have been triplets, with some even calling it ???gross???. MDWfeatures / Elisha Bakes

(Picture: MDWfeatures / Elisha Bakes)

Elisha was told she looked as though she was expecting 78 babies, that she must be expecting a horse, and that she looked ‘gross’.

She says: ‘People would also say hurtful things like ‘why is her bump so big? I better not get like this’ and that it was the biggest bump they’d ever seen.

‘They would even comment on my Instagram pictures saying the size of my bump was gross and saying, “I hope I never get that big”.

‘When people tell you that you look gross or suggest you’re not leading a healthy lifestyle during your pregnancy, it can be hurtful.

‘I think people have an idea in their head about how a pregnant woman should look, sometimes based on their own experiences, so when they see a woman who is carrying larger or smaller, they feel the need to comment and give their two cents.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: THIS STUNNING WOMAN was trolled and bullied for the size of her PREGNANCY BUMP, as people told her it was GROSS, and she must be expecting a HORSE. Personal assistant Elisha Bakes (30) from Melbourne, Australia recently welcomed her second son, Kaelen in January 2019. However, she felt a constant scrutiny for the shape and size of her pregnancy bump which frequently came under fire. Elisha, who already has a son, Kyson (21 months) with her partner Tane, experienced negative comments about her pregnancy starting when she was just 14 weeks along. Elisha shared a photo with her Instagram followers to announce her pregnancy at 14 weeks, and people told her that she must have got her dates wrong because she looked much further along. Whenever she received comments, Elisha would explain that she is only five-foot-three-inches tall, while her partner is six-foot-three-inches tall. Naturally, this would likely cause a bump which looked large in proportion to Elisha???s small frame. People continued to criticise the size of Elisha???s bump, even telling her that she was eating too much and assuming her diet was unhealthy as they thought her bump was far too large. As her pregnancy progressed, as much as she wanted to relish being pregnant again and embrace her changing body, the comments only became worse as people told Elisha she looked as if she was expecting 78 babies, that she was expecting a horse, or it must have been triplets, with some even calling it ???gross???. MDWfeatures / Elisha Bakes

(Picture: MDWfeatures / Elisha Bakes)

‘I had hundreds of messages from women who had experienced the same thing. They told me how they would get very anxious about people commenting on their bump and would make them feel very insecure and not be able to enjoy their pregnancy.

‘This would range from women who carried small and they would have people ask if they were even pregnant or telling them that they had looked bigger after eating a pizza. Some women were told they needed to eat more, whereas I was told to lay off the food.’

Thankfully Elisha was able to ignore the nasty comments and focus on enjoying her pregnancy, but she found that even after she gave birth people continued to judge her.

‘People would say ‘oh, he only weighed 8lbs’,’ she says. ‘I think a lot of people were eager to see how big he would be, expecting him to be huge.’

Elisha hopes that by sharing her journey online, she’ll encourage people to take more care over the comments they leave regarding people’s bodies.

Everyone’s pregnancy is different, and pregnant women could really do without being told they look ‘gross’ or weird when they’re trying to bring a tiny human into the world.

Elisha says: ‘I get so many messages from women who would tell me how I have given them more confidence and make them feel better about their bumps.

‘Comments regarding a woman’s size can really impact how they feel about themselves. Hormones are already running wild and adjusting to your changing body isn’t easy, so hearing hurtful remarks about your body can only have a negative impact.

‘No matter what size you are, pregnancy isn’t easy.’

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