Fitness Blogger Hits Back at Shamers Calling Her Baby Bump ‘Too Small’

“Positive vibes only.” [Photo: Sarah Stage via Instagram]

Baby bumps come in all shapes and sizes.

But the Internet is a cruel place, and when fitness blogger and mom Sarah Stage decided to share a photo of her growing belly online, she found herself facing lots of negative comments.

Commenters on her photo said everything from “you should go to the doctor” to “where the hell is the baby.” The general public evidently found Stage’s bump “too small.”

But Stage hasn’t let that get her down and is defiantly continuing to share photos of herself and her “too small” bump online.

“Positive vibes only #unbothered,” she said in a short-but-sweet post on July 18 with a photo of herself in a crimson bikini.

Meanwhile, her haters are still carrying on with this whole “where’s the baby?” thing:

“Where that baby at?” wrote one commenter, while another wrote, “I just don’t understand where the baby is…”

But others have rushed to her defense:

“I’m not sure why people are questioning your pregnancy,” wrote one person under the image.

“Clearly you can tell you are, you just have very strong abs. You look amazing,” said another.

This is not Stage’s first rodeo. Her first pregnancy, with son James Hunter, was also met with sharp criticism.

Throughout the pregnancy, Stage only gained 20 pounds. According to Stage, James Hunter was born at 8 pounds 7 ounces.


With pregnancy No. 2, Stage has been just as public, continuing to happily post Instagrams on her public page, no matter what the naysayers say. She even posted — wait for it — an ultrasound.

“Doctors appointment went great today,” she wrote on Thursday. “Baby is weighing a little over 2lbs with a strong heartbeat and huge hands lol. Thanks for all of the well wishes.”

Hopefully that can put those “but where is the baby?” questions to rest.

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