Tender breasts, morning sickness, glowing skin. These are just a few of the many physical changes that pregnancy brings alout to expecting mothers. For the next nine months, a pregnant woman bodies will undergo such changes that would be different for each female. From the texture of hair and nails to the swelling of the ankles and feet, women could notice subtle and not-so-subtle changes in themselves caused by hormones.
Aside from those mentioned above, there’s one maternal change that is an obvious indication of a pregnancy in women: a growing belly. As the baby grows inside their bellies, so do the tummies of these moms-to-be. For most moms, this is perhaps the most exciting part, as they get to witness their baby bumps increase in size as they near their due.
However, as for this 18-year-old expecting mom from South Carolina, her gestation is different as far as baby bumps are concerned. Many people raised their eyebrows when they heard that Reanna Stephens was already six months because she has a very small bump on her tummy. Some of them even accused her of making up the pregnancy, offending the mom-to-be.
“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.
“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.”
You probably think that the reason for her little bump is some kind of alarming sickness. But, no. In a news story from Metro, the young mom revealed that it’s because she follows a vegan diet along with light workouts. Prior to the pregnancy, Reanna has had an active lifestyle, and she is determined to continue with it even now that she’s carrying a child.
“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 physique. 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.”
In more recent news, now that she’s already at seven months, Reanna has finally grown a baby bump! Although not normally the size of pregnant bellies at the same stage, the expecting mom couldn’t be any prouder to show off her lovely bump on her Instagram account. Many of her followers showered her with praise after hearing her story.
Congratulations to Reanna for bearing a healthy boy! At any rate, her choice of lifestyle shouldn’t be an issue for others as long as it’s for the wellness of her baby. You do you, girl!
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