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Mum to be hits back at strangers who ask if she’s ‘faking her pregnancy’ due to tiny seven month baby bump

A mum to be has hit back at strangers who accuse her of faking her pregnancy because her seven month pregnant bump is ‘too small’.

Reanna Stephens, from South Carolina, US, claims she has been shamed throughout her pregnancy for having a small baby bump.

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The mum to be is often heckled by strangers in the street asking her if she’s faking her pregnancy, if her baby is healthy and whether she is anorexic.

However Reanna claims that it is a combination of her healthy vegan diet and gentle cardio and yoga that have allowed her to have her flat stomach.

The 18-year-old is now sharing her story to show others that expectant mothers can have naturally smaller bumps and remain healthy.

Reanna, a student, said: “People really affect me with their comments, I try to stay calm as I know both me and my baby are healthy.

“My baby is growing the perfect amount every month as it’s measured, just like everyone else’s, so it’s absolutely nothing to do with mine or the baby’s health.

“I have compared my bump over my pregnancy to people on different parent pages on Facebook, and it’s not as big as other people’s.

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“But I love my small bump, it’s not big but I think it’s perfect in its own way and it’s my body and my bump – no one else’s.”

Reanna is currently seven months pregnant, and is due to give birth to her baby boy in April.

However she claims that she has had numerous hurtful comments about her stomach since she started telling people she was expecting.

She added: “I have had people stopping me in the street and giving me nasty looks

“It’s heart-breaking that instead of getting the ‘aw, look at your bump!’ I just get people being rude to me as soon as they realise how far gone I am.

“People have asked me: ‘you’re not faking your pregnancy are you?’, ‘are you sure your baby is healthy?’ as well as people telling me I need to eat more and see a doctor in case I starve my child.

“I have also been told that I shouldn’t be having a baby if I can’t feed myself, but people know nothing about my diet or lifestyle.”

Alongside practising a healthy vegan diet, Reanna has always had an active lifestyle – which is something she feels as though contributes to her small bump.

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Reanna said: “I have done mixed martial arts for six years, including boxing, kickboxing, jujitsu, circuit training and weight training along with yoga and cardio.

“Now I only do yoga and cardio, but this is part of the reason for my slender psychic.

“I also consume a vegan diet, so I don’t have any animal products, and avoid unhealthy foods such as fizzy drink, sweets and junk food.

“Luckily I have the support of my family, because my mother was in a similar situation when she was pregnant.

“She was an athlete and she didn’t show until she was seven-months pregnant. Although I’m much smaller than her, I believe being active has a part to play in the size of your bump.”

k at strangers who accuse her of faking her pregnancy because her seven month pregnant bump is ‘too small’.

Reanna Stephens, from South Carolina, US, claims she has been shamed throughout her pregnancy for having a small baby bump.

The mum to be is often heckled by strangers in the street asking her if she’s faking her pregnancy, if her baby is healthy and whether she is anorexic.

However Reanna claims that it is a combination of her healthy vegan diet and gentle cardio and yoga that have allowed her to have her flat stomach.

The 18-year-old is now sharing her story to show others that expectant mothers can have naturally smaller bumps and remain healthy.

Reanna, a student, said: “People really affect me with their comments, I try to stay calm as I know both me and my baby are healthy.

“My baby is growing the perfect amount every month as it’s measured, just like everyone else’s, so it’s absolutely nothing to do with mine or the baby’s health.

“I have compared my bump over my pregnancy to people on different parent pages on Facebook, and it’s not as big as other people’s.

PIC FROM Caters News

“But I love my small bump, it’s not big but I think it’s perfect in its own way and it’s my body and my bump – no one else’s.”

Reanna is currently seven months pregnant, and is due to give birth to her baby boy in April.

However she claims that she has had numerous hurtful comments about her stomach since she started telling people she was expecting.

She added: “I have had people stopping me in the street and giving me nasty looks

“It’s heart-breaking that instead of getting the ‘aw, look at your bump!’ I just get people being rude to me as soon as they realise how far gone I am.

“People have asked me: ‘you’re not faking your pregnancy are you?’, ‘are you sure your baby is healthy?’ as well as people telling me I need to eat more and see a doctor in case I starve my child.

“I have also been told that I shouldn’t be having a baby if I can’t feed myself, but people know nothing about my diet or lifestyle.”

Alongside practising a healthy vegan diet, Reanna has always had an active lifestyle – which is something she feels as though contributes to her small bump.

Reanna said: “I have done mixed martial arts for six years, including boxing, kickboxing, jujitsu, circuit training and weight training along with yoga and cardio.

“Now I only do yoga and cardio, but this is part of the reason for my slender psychic.

“I also consume a vegan diet, so I don’t have any animal products, and avoid unhealthy foods such as fizzy drink, sweets and junk food.

“Luckily I have the support of my family, because my mother was in a similar situation when she was pregnant.

“She was an athlete and she didn’t show until she was seven-months pregnant. Although I’m much smaller than her, I believe being active has a part to play in the size of your bump.”

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