The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi is so thrilled to be pregnant with a baby girl after a tough, four-year IVF journey. She's been through a lot on her way to becoming a mom, so it's no wonder she has absolutely no time for any social media commenters trying to pass judgement on the size of her baby bump.
Gretchen posed this week in the boss babe green sheath dress she wore to advocate on behalf of other couples struggling with getting access to IVF. But instead of focusing on the good she's doing, some folks on Instagram chose to write in with their opinions about whether she was showing enough at six months pregnant.
Yesterday, alongside an ultrasound of her baby, she wrote: "[The] doc said she is the perfect size and growing perfectly. So for any of those people that tried to body shame me after my last post and say I am not healthy or eating enough, you can go suck it."
Go Gretchen! She continued, saying that she's listening to her doctor and not the opinions of random people online. "The doc said every women carries differently and that I am doing great," she wrote. "My weight gain is on point and baby’s size is on point, so that’s all that matters! I eat all day long and plenty of food! My doc also said because I have a longer torso, and was fit before it sometimes takes longer to pop out and show."
She also reflected about how women who are pregnant really "can't win" when it comes to body shaming and online judgement. "Remember to please be kind and accept every women’s journey as their own," she wrote. "I am sure I will start to really show and get a big ass bump soon enough and then I will start to hear I am too big now lol."
Gretchen, who's been sharing her meals this week, wrote: "Oh trust me, this little girl wants to eat a lot!! I eat all day long! And have actually gained 24 pounds through this whole IVF and pregnancy process so trust me [I] am doing just fine."
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