Some people just love to hate on Meghan Markle. Her latest “crime”? Holding her baby bump “too much.” Not even kidding. It was a total WTF moment for me too when I first got wind of this news. Because seriously, how even?? But apparently, trolls are dead serious. They think her constant cradling of her bump is annoying and they’re taking it as Meghan “showing off” or “flaunting” her pregnancy. They’re especially picking on the photos of her surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards to honor Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller. We thought she looked glowing and already a stunning image of motherhood, but not everyone shares our enthusiasm. It seems she brought out the green-eyed monsters in some people, as they’re shaming her for doing something any normal pregnant woman does.
😂😂 seriously!! What is up with belly holding??? She did that when she had nothing to hold😂😂 we get it ure pregnant!! Hit the jackpot
@KensingtonRoyal The Duchess of Sussex behaves very bizarrely. Will you please inform her that she's not the first woman to get pregnant. She needs to stop constantly holding her bump. Duchess Catherine never did!
Others, who are apparently experts on royal etiquette, said it was rude and not very royal-like.
@KensingtonRoyal Could someone tell Meghan Markle how to be pregnant please?While they're at it, maybe they could tell her how to be a Royal? Not just me. Look at the comments from other outlets. Its embarrassing. Classless to do that while designer accepting award. K. Thx. Bye. pic.twitter.com/m3k0dpZOca
Or she just likes holding her bump like that. Or she wants to happily show it off. At least she's not out there picking other women apart and questioning their every move, so keep on holding your bump.
We shouldn’t even be bothered because this shouldn’t be an issue in the first place, but we’ll go ahead and point this out in case any troll decides to join the party: Romper notes that “numerous studies have shown that babies like it when their moms touch their bumps.” A 2015 study for instance, found that out of three activities women perform while pregnant—reading aloud, lying still, and stroking their bellies, babies prefer the latter. Founder of KG Hypnobirthing Katherine Graves additionally said that the unborn baby is most responsive to a pregnant woman putting her hand around her bump. It is also a recommended method of relaxation, and something doctors traditionally ask pregnant women to practice in hypnobirthing classes. Given that there are reports Meghan is looking at hypnobirthing as an option, that might be a reason behind why she’s always touching her bump. Or not. Fact is, whether it was advised or her own choice, one thing remains: What she does with her bump is none of anybody’s business.
Just goes to show that whatever you do, trolls will troll. Seeing this much bitterness from people is disappointing, especially this time of year. Still, I hope we can start 2019 with something more positive—or sensible, at least. None of these immature sh*t, please.
We hope the Duchess won’t pay attention to these trolls. Pregnancy is already tough as it is without all these haters in the picture. We’re sure Meghan will be a lovely mother and we can’t wait to meet her future child.