Hannah Polites, Australian fitness Instagram star has caught a lot of criticism as ahe entered the final trimester of her pregnancy
With over 1 million followers, she is a clear Instagram celebrity, and throughout her pregnancy she has been posting bikini pictures of her body transformation all the way to her toned figure boasting a small baby bump.
And that is when hundreds of users started accusing her of starving her fetus and promoting a harmful approach to pregnancy.
“YOU are killing your baby,” one user wrote.
Polites also received a lot of positive feedback, though.
“You look amazing and healthy, so what if you have a small bump,” anothe wrote. “When I was pregnant with my first child, I didn’t show until I was two weeks off my due date and my baby was over 7lb and healthy. Just ignore the bad comments and enjoy your pregnancy.”
The soon to be om said her fetus is 20 percent larger than average at six months and that staying fit helps her feel good.
“It’s truly shocking to read some of the comments regarding my health and that of my unborn baby, especially at a time where women are particularly vulnerable and can be more sensitive to bullying,” she said.
“For the record, doctors have told me [my baby] is healthy. All women’s bodies should be celebrated, especially at a time of pregnancy. I will continue to post photos of my body as I feel that it’s important to be a positive role model in the community. My life can be confronting for women because it differs to their own choices, but this is who I am and everyone is welcome to share their own journeys.”
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