By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
With pregnancy, a woman goes through many changes in her body. From her growing belly to hormonal changes, a lot goes within the body of a pregnant woman in those nine months. However, shaming someone for gaining weight during pregnancy is highly unacceptable. Kajal Aggarwal is expecting her first baby, and as she got body-shamed for gaining weight during pregnancy, she penned a savage note for the trollers.
A few days back, on her IG handle, Kajal Aggarwal had shared two sun-kissed pictures from her babymoon in Dubai. In the pictures, Kajal could be seen posing at the balcony of Raffles The Palm, Dubai. For the pictures, Kajal had donned a yellow coloured top with ruffled sleeves and her baby bump and pregnancy glow were unmissable. She had captioned the photos as:
“The touching my face like the softest caress.. @rafflespalmdubai.”
A while back, Kajal Aggarwal shared a series of pictures from her babymoon in Dubai, flaunting her baby bump in a beige bodycon dress with a striped shirt over it. Sharing the photos, she penned a long note, slamming the people, who body shame a pregnant woman for gaining weight. She started her caption as:
“I’ve been dealing with the most amazing new developments in my life, my body, my home and most importantly my work place. Additionally, certain comments/ body shaming messages/ memes don’t really help :) let’s learn to be kind and if that’s too hard, maybe, just live and let live! Here are a few of my thoughts for all those who are going through similar life situations and need to read this and most definitely the self absorbed morons who just don’t seem to understand.”
Kajal further added that during pregnancy, a pregnant woman’s body goes through several changes as the body prepares for the baby and nursing. Talking about all the changes, Kajal added:
“During pregnancy, our bodies go through several changes, including weight gain!! Hormonal changes cause our stomach and breasts to get larger as the baby grows and our body prepares for nursing. Some might develop stretch marks where our body gets larger. Sometimes our skin will break out with acne. We may also be much more tired than usual and have mood swings more often. A negative mood may make us more likely to have unhealthy or negative thoughts about our bodies.”
The mommy-to-be, Kajal, also shared that a pregnant woman’s body also deals with the changes after a baby’s birth, and it is all-natural. Stating that there is nothing to feel abnormal about, she added:
“Also, after giving birth, we may take a while to get back to the way we were before, or may never completely return to the way we looked before pregnancy. And THATS OK. These changes are NATURAL and while we are struggling to cope with all the new additions to our lives, (especially the anticipation of the arrival of our tiny little humans) we don’t need to feel abnormal, we don’t need to fit in a box or a stereotype and we don’t need to be made uncomfortable or pressurised during the most beautiful, miraculous and precious phase of our lives! We must remember that the whole process of birthing a little infant, is a celebration that we are privileged to experience.”
In the comments section of her post, Kajal Aggarwal talked about the things she has been following, which are helpful during her pregnancy for her baby’s health and her mental health. She wrote:
“Women’s bodies are amazing for the ability to nourish and deliver a baby. Some of the body changes that come with pregnancy are uncomfortable, but they all support your growing child. Pregnancy does not last forever. Focus on the positive work your body is doing. Your body is changing to help your baby grow and develop. This is normal. Express your feelings. Talk with your partner, family, or friends about how you are feeling. Keeping your feelings bottled up will only make you feel worse. Get regular physical activity. A light swim or walk can help you clear your mind and get the focus off your body image.”
Sharing that one must learn as much about pregnancy as possible and seek mental support whenever needed, Kajal concluded:
“Try prenatal yoga (if your doctor, gynaecologist is OK with it). Yoga helps you focus less on how your body looks and more on the link between your body and your mind. Try a massage (if your doctor, gynaecologist is OK with it). Massage can relieve stress and anxiety and help you feel more comfortable in your own skin. Learn as much as you can about pregnancy. By educating yourself, you will know what to expect and feel more in control. Seek mental health support if you need it.There is no shame in reaching out for help. Do it for yourself and your baby. Talk to your doctor or nurse about where to find support.”
For the unversed, it was Kajal Aggarwal’s husband, Gautam Kitchlu, who had announced her pregnancy on New Year 2022.