BLOG: As Kim Kardashian admits she found harsh comments about her pregnant body 'the worst', Louise Bennett warns that the hardest part is yet to come!
Now well into her second pregnancy, Kim Kardashian’s baby bump is probably more closely watched than the buns in the Bake Off ovens. Obviously it’s not helped by the fact that her unconventional choice of maternity wear doesn’t exactly leave much to the imagination.
She might be the Queen of Self-Publicity but, you know what, I actually feel a teeny bit sorry for her. Kim has just spoken out about the cruel body-shaming she received during her first pregnancy, where she was labeled a ‘whale’ and even a ‘walking couch’. She’s admitted to C Magazine, that it felt like ‘the worst’.
“Everyone would say, ‘She can’t stop eating’” she told a US website. “I delivered at 180, and they were like, ‘She’s 210 pounds. She’s getting dumped because she’s too fat,’ and all these ridiculous stories. It really took a toll.”
After having my second baby last year, I can vouch for the fact that dealing with your changing body during pregnancy is probably one of the toughest things a woman faces along the road to motherhood. Just like when you were a teenager wearing reversible jumpers and neon socks, you’re learning all the time.
Kim admitted that she’s changed her maternity style this time around, ‘I’ve had two years to really come into my own and have my own style. For this pregnancy, I’m definitely more simple. I figured out a formula of what works.’
Similarly, she’d probably thinking that after her well-documented battle to get her figure back after her daughter North was born, she’s got the whole baby-weight thinking cracked too. But she’s about to discover that Mother Nature has an evil sense of humour. This time her body shape is likely to have changed completely. Stretched out for the second time, it’s going to take a whole lot more crunches in the gym to get back to anything that feels anywhere near the ‘old Kim’.
Looking down at my body (as soon as a dared post-birth!) I hardly recognised it. Where I’d found the weight easy to shift the first time around, now I had lumps and bumps in completely different places.
So as Kim welcomes her baby boy towards the end of the year, lets remember what her body has been through. It’s unlikely that she’s going to look the same way she did pre-baby number two EVER again. But knowing Kim, she’s likely to give it a damn good try!