Model Sarah Stage is famed for her supremely toned tummy, but the popular Instagram star is no stranger to body criticism.
Stage made headlines in 2015 during her first pregnancy. After posting a picture showcasing a tiny baby bump at full term, the backlash was immediate.
“You should go to the doctor,” one follower responded.
“This is f—ing weird!!!! Where the hell is the baby?” said another.
Now pregnant with her second child, Stage is facing similar criticism.
She recently shared a progress picture to mark six months of pregnancy, but once again her baby bump is hidden behind a tight set of abs.
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The response, ranging from “what bump” to “six months pregnant? You are lying,” has prompted the young mom to step in.
In a follow-up post, Stage told onlookers there was “no room for negativity.”
“Baby no. 2 is healthy and measuring just fine,” she wrote. “I would think that after having James, who was born almost 9 lbs and healthy, people would be more understanding during this pregnancy and keep their ignorant comments to themselves … we are all different that’s what makes us special and unique!”
I’m at a place in my life where happiness, peace and joy are my priority Especially being #6monthspregnant , there’s no room for any negativity so please take it elsewhere ✌Baby #2 is healthy and measuring just fine I would think that after having James, who was born almost 9lbs and healthy, people would be more understanding during this pregnancy and keep their ignorant comments to themselves … we are all different that’s what makes us special and unique! Anyway, thank you to the amazing women who have started my Fitness Ebook and everyone who has supported my journey! Been working hard on updates like meal plans, recipes and grocery list! I’m also including special discounts for @proteinworld they have all kinds of products for women who are expecting too Love you guys !
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Stage continues to workout during pregnancy using light prenatal training techniques. She insists that she and bub are happy and healthy as she prepares for motherhood a second time around.