Working through a pregnancy can be incredibly difficult. Imagine working through a pregnancy in a job that required being in front of a television camera daily.
Katie Fehlinger is a meteorologist for CBS 3 in Philadelphia who’s fed up with viewers who think it’s their business to comment on the way her body is changing because of her pregnancy. She decided to address them in a Facebook post this week. The post has gone viral because she’s shuts the haters down.
First of all, the woman looks amazing. Second, why does anyone feel the need to comment on someone else’s body, ever? “Sticking your pregnant abdomen out like that is disgusting.” What? You can’t really suck a pregnancy in, FYI.
There are so many things happening in a woman’s body when she’s pregnant: hormones, weight gain, food aversions, mood swings. Throw in a little extra criticism, and a glorious rant like this may be inspired:
Frankly, I don’t care how “terrible” or “inappropriate” anyone thinks I look. I will gladly gain 50 pounds & suffer sleepless, uncomfortable nights if it means upping my chances to deliver 2 healthy baby girls. Now it’s about more than aesthetics. I want these babies to have the best start possible. And that hopefully means my belly that “looks like it’s about to explode!” will continue to grow the next few weeks.
Thank you. The last thing a pregnant woman is thinking about in her final weeks of pregnancy is what some random person “out there” thinks about how she looks. No one cares. The fact that someone would take it upon themselves to insult her just because they can is ridiculous.
There’s nothing disgusting about a pregnant body, and Fehlinger makes a great point: “for those of you who think that’s “disgusting”, remember a woman went through the very same thing to bring YOU into the world.”