If you’ve surfed the web reading news in the pregnancy world, you are sure to have come across the baby bump controversy, rife with baby bump shaming.

Ranging from being too athletic, too muscular, too thin, too fat, and having 6-pack abs too quickly after birth, it seems that achieving baby bump size perfection is something that no woman can win.

All of these internet opinions are just that – anecdotal opinions. Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron weighs in on the “unfair, inappropriate” criticism around this topic with Cosmopolitan and offers insight to put women’s minds at ease.

Learn about pregnancy and weight gain, fetal development and monitoring, how many extra calories a day to eat during pregnancy, and why all pregnant bodies change differently.

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