Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – a very healthy saying not to judge anyone by their looks. But yet our society still bodies shames people. For the past decade, celebrating the variety of others has become very encouraged, we will still meet a few people that’ll make sure to let us know that they’re not pleased with the way we are especially with pregnant women because society expects to see the perfect figures and a perfect round baby bumps. So below are a collection of pictures that shows the real-life of pregnant women.
The process of pregnancy is highly challenging that is often neglected and underappreciated. Mothers spend 37 to 42 weeks nurturing a baby, most of the time feeling pretty under the weather. The probable difficulties both during pregnancy and delivery, the incredibly draining symptoms like continual sickness and fuming hormones, but most importantly, no sleeping on your stomach – all these things, plus many more, are the daily inconveniences of a pregnant woman.
Apart from going through all these life-changing events, and the physically and emotionally sifting consequence of pregnancy – mothers also have to deal with a bunch of societal pressures.
Women are pressured on a day-to-day basis, and it’s an embarrassment that even though we’re nurturing a human inside us, we’re still expected to look “perfect”. A few stretch marks is a very natural occurrence.
We’re all different and still will get shamed no matter what and how we do it. All these people who expect every mother to “hold up beautifully” and have that “pregnancy glow” are simply romanticizing the childbearing process which is enormously hard to bear.