Katie Fehlinger, a CBS weather presenter who is expecting twins took to
Facebook on Wednesday, August 19 to address haters and at the same time
encourage other pregnant women being shamed because of the changes their
bodies are undergoing. A woman said she looked like a ‘sausage in
casing’. Another told her that “sticking your pregnant abdomen out like
that is disgusting”
Her Facebook in response below…..
Hey guys! Once more, I have to get something off my chest. So, the
nature of my job makes me an easy target for criticism. I will always
understand that, and I will most typically just ignore it.
However, after someone blatantly called me a “sausage in casing” and
another declared that “sticking your pregnant abdomen out like that is
disgusting”, I felt a need to draw a line and speak up.
Everyone’s right to their opinion is important, but so are manners. And
while rude comments like these will never make me feel the need to
change anything about myself, I find a bigger underlying issue here.
These particular nasty-grams were directed at a pregnant woman.
So this little manifesto of sorts is dedicated to every mother out there
– other pregnant moms-to-be, moms reading this while their toddlers
play on the swing set, moms whose kids have long since gone off to
college…You are beautiful.
Even during the most uncomfortable -and let’s face it, less than
glamorous -symptoms of pregnancy, what women go through to bring their
precious children into the world is, simply put, AMAZING and you should
be lauded. 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. I say
let’s raise a Shirley Temple to swollen feet, stretch marks, nausea, all
the extra pounds and the dark circles!
They’re badges of motherhood. And for those of you who think that’s
“disgusting”, remember a woman went through the very same thing to bring
YOU into the world.
In the meantime, let’s all remember the lesson Mom taught us – if you
have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.
Source: Facebook/Katie Fehlinger