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Mom is told she has to wait for a horse because of the size of her rounded belly

When an Australian mum shared a photo of her baby bump on social media after conceiving her second child, she received massive backlash. Netizens harassed her because of the unusual size of her baby bump.

Having a baby is one of the most memorable experiences in a woman’s life, especially if she was looking forward to starting her family. The woman does whatever her doctor suggests to ensure that she has a smooth pregnancy without complications.

As a woman’s body undergoes physical changes during pregnancy, she feels insecure about her appearance. Luckily, most friends and family are supportive of the pregnant mum, with the exception of a few people who make disgusting comments and bully the mum if they feel her baby doesn’t seem to live up to their expectations.


Elisha Bakes, 30, was over the moon when she found out she was pregnant again in 2018. She was living with her partner, Tane, and almost two-year-old son, Kyson, at their home in Melbourne, Australia. Australia. .

When she was 14 weeks old, she decided to share her happiness with her 32,700 followers on Instagram, expecting them to send good wishes.

However, things took another turn when she shared her photo on Instagram. Instead of praising her and sending her well wishes, her followers posted mean comments.


People on Instagram thought Bakes’ baby was too big. They thought she was more than 14 weeks pregnant and asked her to tell them the correct dates. Some people even said that Bakes had to eat badly so that his belly was more visible.

Instead of bashing her bullies, Bakes opened up about why she has a huge baby bump.

At first, Bakes was unbothered. She posted more pictures of herself as her pregnancy progressed and noticed people’s comments had started to get worse. They said mean things that she didn’t expect.

As Bakes posted more photos of herself, people wondered why her midriff looked more prominent than usual. They were sure something was wrong with her pregnancy and said they had never seen such a big baby bump.

According to Bakes, people on Instagram said it looked like she had “78 babies” inside her or she would give birth to a horse. Some people also said her baby looked “gross” and posted rude comments that bothered Bakes. She recalled:

“When I was six months old I was often asked if I should ever jump. I had a very surprised reaction when I let them know I was only 24 weeks old.”


Instead of bashing her bullies, Bakes opened up about why she has a huge baby bump. She said she had more fluid in her body and her 5ft 3in height made her belly prominent due to her relatively smaller frame.

However, despite responding to the mean comments, Bakes still didn’t feel better. She constantly worried about her belly and even asked other mothers if they had experienced something similar. Bakes recounted what the majority of women told him:

“They told me that they would get very anxious about people commenting on their bump and that they would feel very anxious and not be able to enjoy their pregnancy.”


Reading people’s comments and messages sent by mothers made Bakes realize that people often make expectant mothers feel uncomfortable. She felt that if a woman’s baby bump didn’t meet the standards people had set in their minds, they felt it was their duty to comment.

The bullying wasn’t just limited to women with prominent bumps. Moms who didn’t have big baby bumps also faced criticism for not protruding enough bellies. bakes said:

“Comments were always worse online. I was getting lots of nice compliments from women when I was out shopping or something.”


In 2019, Bakes gave birth to a healthy baby boy named “Kaelen”, but people were upset when they saw his picture. When she posted a photo of her newborn son on Instagram, people frowned after knowing his weight.

Bakes felt that people expected her son to be huge because of his big baby bump. They were shocked to learn that her son had an average body weight at birth.

After everything Bakes has been through, she’s made it her mission to raise awareness so people don’t shame pregnant women with their baby bumps. She claimed the women messaged her afterwards, saying she had boosted their confidence.

What would you do if people commented on your body weight or similar things? Do you have thick skin or do such comments affect you easily?

Click here to read another story about a woman who became a mother to babies born twelve weeks apart after battling infertility for years.


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