Hilaria Baldwin is currently expecting her third with Alec Baldwin, so she’s well-acquainted with an unfortunate reality of pregnancy: Body-shaming. This time around, she’s not having any of it—and she’s speaking out against the practice.
“We don’t need to be ashamed or hide the pregnant figure,” she said in an Instagram post in March while explaining why she chooses to share pictures of her baby bump. “I am a true believer that our bodies are amazing, and we should celebrate them.”
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“Looking at the history of pregnancy fashion of muu-muus and oversized clothing, you can see that women were often meant to hide our pregnant figures,” Baldwin told TODAY on Thursday. “Bikinis, tight dresses, and lingerie were completely out of the question, and feeling sexy was a thing of the past. Once you get pregnant, you are supposed to be totally pure — mom jeans and all. This is all very interesting because sex got us here in the first place!”
Regarding the negative comments she gets, Baldwin said, “Responding with love, forgiveness, and support are the best I can do.”
Baldwin is one of many stars who have opened up about the shaming they get over their pregnant bodies. Earlier this week Blac Chyna addressed some negative comments she received about her appearance, and Australian fitness Instagrammer Hannah Polities struck back against commenters claiming her fit pregnancy body was unhealthy.