You've probably heard of Sarah Stage before: During her first pregnancy, the model went viral for having six-pack abs pretty much until she delivered. Sarah is now nine months into her second pregnancy and unfortunately, people are still criticising her for her defined core. And Sarah is subtly throwing shade at them.
The trainer shared a nude photo of herself on Instagram on Thursday, recapping her pregnancy experience and alluding to the criticism she’s received.
“This pregnancy journey is almost coming to an end,” she wrote. “I'm incredibly amazed of what our bodies are capable of achieving, growing a healthy baby inside our bellies is truly a miracle!”
“Remaining positive through this whole experience has given me the extra strength I needed,” she continued. “After all, our thoughts lead to behaviours, behaviours lead to habits, and habits create our life!”
Sarah also made similar comments in another Instagram post earlier this week. “As you know today is among the greatest gifts we have ever been given” she captioned a video of herself working out. “Let’s use it wisely and refuse to waste a single one.” Sarah’s second child is due on Oct. 22, and she said on Instagram that she thinks her exercise video will be her last workout until after she gives birth.
Sarah has openly shared details of her second pregnancy on social media, telling her followers about how she gained 18 pounds, and how she needs new jeans to fit her growing butt. But she’s also addressed people who criticise the fact that her baby bump doesn’t look like they think it should. “There are also some people who assume that since I am exercising while pregnant, that I'm obsessed with how I ‘look’ but in fact I'm obsessed with maintaining a healthy lifestyle that will give my baby and myself the best possible quality of life,” she wrote on Instagram in mid-August.
No matter what Sarah posts on social media, haters keep cropping up to comment on her size. While it should go without saying (but apparently doesn’t), pregnancies, like women, come in all shapes and sizes. There is "right" size for a baby bump. Also, it’s never okay to make negative comments about a woman’s body—whether she’s pregnant or not.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health