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OffbeatPeople are 'bump shaming' Meghan Markle for getting bigger during pregnancy

01:15  07 december  2018
01:15  07 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Meghan Markle is pregnant and due in spring 2019. People are analyzing the size of her baby bump , even speculating that she might be But it's another to scrutinize her body or " bump shame " her for getting bigger . Still, " bump shaming " her by fixating on her body during pregnancy needs to stop.

Meghan Markle shouldn't be " bump shamed " for getting bigger during pregnancy . Some people have retroverted uteri, causing their pregnancies to grow backwards and barely show at all. Markle probably won't have to deal with strangers in the supermarket touching her bump without permission

People are 'bump shaming' Meghan Markle for getting bigger during pregnancy© Chris Jackson/Getty Images
  • Meghan Markle is pregnant and due in spring 2019.
  • People are analyzing the size of her baby bump, even speculating that she might be having twins.
  • Pregnancy is not an invitation to scrutinize or comment on women's bodies.

Even before Meghan Markle announced her pregnancy, fans and interviewers alike were asking intrusive questions about when she and Prince Harry were going to have kids. Now that she's pregnant, people can't stop talking about the size of her baby bump.

It seems that the Duchess of Sussex's baby bump has "officially popped" and grown larger, igniting speculation that she might be having twins, or that her due date is earlier than expected.

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Meghan Markle got her career as an actress started in 2002 with a small role on the soap opera I also note that Meghan ’s baby bump is getting bigger by the day! I swear it was not this big last week! If Meghan Markle ultimately turns out to be pregnant , do people think you’re a pregnancy

People seriously think Meghan Markle is faking her pregnancy . She’s got to be getting this free on the sly & pocketing the cash. If the BRF plays along with this thinking it will help appease POC they Just looking at tweets about # MeghanMarkle and read that some people think her pregnancy is fake!

It's one thing to pay attention to Markle's style - the outfits she chooses sell out instantly and even create new jobs at small companies due to increased demand. But it's another to scrutinize her body or "bump shame" her for getting bigger.

She's pregnant. Pregnant people's bumps often increase in size. This should be news to no one.

Pregnancy is not an invitation to scrutinize or comment on women's bodies, even if they're in the public eye.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on Monday "I hope this makes people more aware that it’s normal to still look pregnant after giving birth. Here's why: during pregnancy , your body—specifically your uterus, abdominal muscles and

Read More: People are ' bump shaming ' Meghan Markle for getting bigger during her pregnancy . Dweck told INSIDER swelling can often cause While the details of Meghan 's pregnancy have not been disclosed to the public, it's likely she's dealing with a bit of swelling — a good reason for leaving

Author and feminist Chimamanda Nogozi Adichie kept her pregnancy to herself to avoid such unsolicited attention, only revealing that she was breastfeeding in a 2016 interview with The Financial Times.

"I have some friends who probably don't know I was pregnant or that I had a baby," she said. "I just feel like we live in an age when women are supposed to perform pregnancy. We don't expect fathers to perform fatherhood."

People are 'bump shaming' Meghan Markle for getting bigger during pregnancy© Jack Taylor/Getty Images

As public figures, members of royal family are expected to perform pregnancy and motherhood. Why else would Kate Middleton greet photographers outside the hospital mere hours after all of her children were born with blown-out hair and heels?

Just because pregnancy is visible doesn't mean it's fair game.

Every body experiences carrying a baby (or babies) differently, so there's no way to deduce anything about someone's pregnancy just by looking at them. Some baby bumps remain small throughout the process, and some are the size of watermelons by the first trimester. Some people have retroverted uteri, causing their pregnancies to grow backwards and barely show at all.

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For most people , pregnancy 's physical changes are all but impossible to ignore, Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine, previously told People are ' bump shaming ' Meghan Markle for getting bigger during pregnancy .

Meghan Markle Is Taking Her Pregnancy Into Her Own Hands. “ Meghan you don’t get to claim ‘privacy’ after your star-studded baby shower and wedding that WE forked out £ In Pregnant With the Stars: Watching and Wanting the Celebrity Baby Bump , legal scholar and author Renée Ann Cramer

Markle probably won't have to deal with strangers in the supermarket touching her bump without permission given her royal security detail. Still, "bump shaming" her by fixating on her body during pregnancy needs to stop.

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