Jaime King: ‘Pregnancy is the ultimate symbol of womanhood & beauty’

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I guess I’m out of the baby loop, because I had no idea there was a magazine devoted to American babies called, obviously enough, American Baby. Somali baby? Not interested. Sri Lankan baby? Nope. Dutch baby? Go away! American babies only. So, the cover of the newest issue of American Baby is pregnant American model/actress/professional-friend-of-Taylor-Swift Jaime King. King is very pregnant with her second child and she’s been giving a lot of interviews during this pregnancy, talking about body-shaming pregnant women and new mothers and how she “cried for five hours” after people criticized Kim Kardashian’s pregnant body. This interview is more of the same. Some highlights:

Body image while pregnant: “Pregnancy is the ultimate symbol of womanhood, beauty and sensuality, so make it a celebration of creating life. You don’t have to hide anything or try to suck in your belly. Why not put on things that are tighter, flashier, or more fun? Wearing formfitting clothes totally counteracts that voice inside of us that says, ‘Ugh, I just want to lie down all day and sleep. I feel it’s really important to feel good about yourself, and fashion is part of that.”

She knows what it’s like to be body-shamed: “I know what it feels like to be body-shamed. People have made comments about how I’m too thin and need to eat a sandwich. I’ve seen it happen with other pregnant women in this business too—we’re either too thin or put on too much weight. But every woman’s body is different. All that matters is that you’re taking care of the nutrition for yourself and your child. Don’t let other people get you down, and don’t put other women down, either.”

Asking ladies like Jessica Alba & Taylor Swift to be her children’s godmothers: “I asked myself, ‘God forbid anything happened to me, would she take care of my child as if he were her own? What kind of morals would she instill? Will she be backup support if for any reason my child doesn’t want to come to me for something?’ I looked for giving people whom I admire, and those two give more than anyone I’ve ever met.”

She loves everything about pregnancy: “Probably because of how long it took me to get pregnant—seven years—and all that I went through with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.”

Her son James: “He does not hold on to hurt feelings, so he’ s given me a get-over-yourself attitude. Now when something bothers me, I think, ‘I should be like James Knight and get over it in two seconds.. Parents can really learn from kids about letting go. Every time I look at my son, he makes me want to be a better person.”

[From E! News]

I have no interest in body-shaming any pregnant woman, although I do think Jaime sort of ignores the fact that some (not all) pregnant celebrities invite the general public into every part of their baby-making, pregnancy and childrearing and then freak out as soon as they get one piece of criticism. My general rule is to give pregnant ladies more of a pass for everything so even though I think it’s sort of weird that Jaime King is, like, pregnant as a profession now, so be it. I do have a problem with this: “Pregnancy is the ultimate symbol of womanhood, beauty and sensuality…” If you feel beautiful and sensual during your pregnancy, God bless and good for you. But some women do manage to be womanly, beautiful and sensual without ever being pregnant. It seems like Jaime is “shaming” non-mothers and women who can’t have children a little bit.

Can I shame her about those bangs though? Because she’s a lovely woman but those bangs are atrocious.

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Photos courtesy of American Baby.

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  1. korra says:

    Girl you in trouble.

    I think it’s weird that Taylor Swift is a godmother. But King is spot on. Make sure your child is somehow connected with one of the most powerful women in the entertainment industry. It’ll be a Miley Cyrus/Dolly Parton thing in a few decades.

  2. chaine says:

    i think she’s shaming women who spend their pregnancies feeling like miserable whales and wanting it all to be over quickly.

    • Kitten says:

      LOL!

    • aims says:

      That was me. I hated being pregnant.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      Haha So true! I felt like a human marshmallow with hands and feet! Horrible!

    • Sixer says:

      That was me, also. I. Did. Not. Glow.

    • Kasia says:

      True! she’s very tiny at this late stage of pregnancy. She’s showing off – look, I’m pregnant and yet I’m still thinner than all of you non-pregnant ladies!

    • Amanda says:

      39.1 weeks right now and definitely not feeling like the epitome of womanhood and beauty. Mostly swollen, fat, swamp crotchy, and peeing all the time. Good for her I guess.

    • EN says:

      Yep, hated being pregnant and dealt with it just like I do with other necessary but unpleasant/ painful things.
      I don’t get women who love being pregnant. What is to love going to bathroom every 5 min? being sick? Looking like a beached whale? Always being hungry? What is it that they love ????

  3. Krista says:

    Can we shame her for shrinking down womanhood into one event?

    • FingerBinger says:

      This. That means you’re only a real woman by getting pregnant and having children.

    • Kitten says:

      YES. I will be the conductor on this shame train.

      • Krista says:

        All aboard! Toot Toot!

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Round trip ticket in the bar car, please!

      • belle de jour says:

        Lol, ladies, and thank you.

        Sharing an ultimate & symbolic womanly toast from the most glam tram sans pram on the train. Saluti a tutti!

      • I Choose Me says:

        Got my ticket and I’m ready to board.

      • Boston Green Eyes says:

        I hope there’s one more seat on that train! And I am more than willing to go coach!

        Seriously. Can celebrity mothers and fathers PLEASE just STFU.

      • LadyoftheLoch says:

        Running down the platform retrieving crumpled ticket from bag!

        The ultimate symbol of beauty and womanhood is knowing your truth, accepting your truth, and wearing that truth with pride. Pregnancy is beautiful, sure, but it’s not for everyone (and once was enough for me).

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, I would think someone who took seven years to get pregnant would have heard every stupid, insensitive remark on the planet, so would try to avoid making one herself, but apparently, I’d be wrong.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Punch my ticket

    • Aren says:

      I’m in!

    • Wren says:

      No kidding. I’m glad she’s so happy but motherhood is not the be all, end all of every woman’s existence.

      It reminds me of the wedding industry’s Most Important Day of You Life nonsense about getting married. Like nothing else you did before matters.

      • smcollins says:

        Wren, you took the words right out of my mouth! That’s *exactly* what I was thinking: that pregnancy is not the be all, end all of what it means to be a woman. I’ve been pregnant and wouldn’t give up the experience for anything, but there’s so much more to being a woman than giving birth!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Agree about your wedding being “the happiest day of your life.” So it’s all downhill from there? Sort of depressing. I mean, I was very, very happy on my wedding day, but good stuff has happened since, thankfully.

      • Boston Green Eyes says:

        Why is it that women are expected to gain ALL of their fulfillment from *other* human beings (i.e., their husbands, their children, etc.) Why can’t women be fulfilled by just being themselves? Yes, relationships totally enhance our lives, but they shouldn’t be the end-all of our existence. IMHO, making statements like pregnancy is the ultimate symbol of womanhood and beauty only reinforces a traditional (and subservient) role for women.

        Again, IMHO, I think that being an talented soccer player or a brilliant scientist, (as well as being a mother), should be the ultimate symbol of womanhood.

        But that’s just me being a boorish feminist :-)

      • belle de jour says:

        I like your pun: ‘no kid-ding’

      • Ash says:

        “Why is it that women are expected to gain ALL of their fulfillment from *other* human beings (i.e., their husbands, their children, etc.)? Why can’t women be fulfilled by just being themselves?”

        I keep asking myself these same questions. I’m perfectly happy not being in relationship and not having kids.

    • Sea Dragon says:

      To be fair, Jamie says it’s the ultimate symbol, not the only. I imagine she said it because in her experience, *she* feels more womanly, sensual and beautiful than ever before and feels grateful to be able to relate to other Moms- something she probably hoped to do since she decided to have children. Some women have the best experiences when creating life.
      Her feelings aren’t applicable to womanhood as a whole but let’s be real- not only is she tailoring her comments to a baby mag, she an actress, not a Sociologist.

    • Flim says:

      Perfectly stated, Krista!

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      GOOD POINT! I’m getting sick of this.

  4. Allie says:

    Some women are the absolute worst when they become pregnant/have children. All of a sudden, they become know it alls of the universe. I feel very womanly and beautiful without children, thanks.

    I can’t even imagine Jaime and Taylor’s conversations. Both are solo pretentious. And smug.

  5. BooBooLaRue says:

    Does this mean, that by never having children, I am not beautiful? Pu-leez go away.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Clearly, you and I are going to die decrepit old shells of what women are supposed to be! WE WILL NEVER KNOW! *opens wine* … It’s past 5 p.m. where I am. It’s Monday. And apparently I’m ugly according to Lemon Breeland.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      may I bring the cheese for that whine? wine!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      No, no, she didn’t mean it that way! She just meant that we will never be the ULTIMATE like she is. We might not make people vomit when they look at us, but we will never reach the PEAK of REAL womanhood. We missed the boat. The ship has sailed. The train left the station. Too bad it didn’t run over her big mouth.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I don’t know about you but I’m f*cking sinking that boat and blowing up that train. I’m just not interested. *opens second bottle* I feel for every woman who struggles to conceive or stay pregnant, I really do. And those women have it hard. I cannot imagine that kind of pain. Whereas women like me are just pitied. Because we choose not to become the ultimate earth mother, the symbol of life and all that is female. POOR STUPID NON-MOTHERS!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Truly, I think it is an act of maturity and integrity and self awareness not to give in to the IMMENSE pressure to say you want children. I happened to, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with just no, no thanks, not interested. And it’s so smart of you to do what’s right for you. I’m sure you have to hear boatloads of crap, though. Because people, at least a big majority of them, love to say stupid sh&t.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        To be fair, it could be much worse. I always wonder what those my age (31) do or say when faced with the endless “But don’t you/When/WHY NOT?” questions and they know they actually cannot have children. Or simply haven’t found a man to have them with. Because this is the age when the questions come. When people lose all sense of decorum and ask you the most personal sh*t. And I have no problem telling people to mind their own business. I’m not offended by women wanting children and loving pregnancy so why do they feel offended when I say I really do not want any part of it? I don’t get it. But I can handle it because it involves me being bitchy and that’s easy. What’s not easy is the nosiness when you know it just won’t happen for you. I can only imagine how that wears you down.

        Recently it’s mostly the guys around me whose clock started ticking. They really, truly do not get why a woman might choose to stay childless. It’s surprised me, it really has. One of them yelled at me because “it’s so sad that people don’t value family like they used to”. I ripped him a new one because I know what his problem is. He’s 35 and can’t stick with a job. So his wife refuses to get pregnant just yet.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      I guess. I’m getting therapy for Post Traumatic Greensickness Disorder.

  6. Lilacflowers says:

    Gasp! I can never achieve the ultimate beauty! Damn that chemotherapy for saving my life.

    • Krista says:

      Congrats on being alive! Sorry that means Jamie King doesn’t think you’re a woman anymore…

    • Barrett says:

      * 1,000
      I had miscarriages and could never have babies due to endometriosis. She had horrible issues retaining pregnancies too but a therapist once told once you finally have a baby it can make you forget the emotion of being childless without choice.
      I guess I am the ultimate symbol of ugly!!!!

    • Sixer says:

      Lilac – that is SO a hidden topic for womanhood. You realise going in that chemo is likely to make you throw up and that your hair will fall out. You also have a vague idea it might impact on fertility. But it comes as a total shock when they say, “Oh yeah. You’ll get proto-menopausal hot flushes too. Sorry about that.”

      I got the worst of all worlds: temporary menopause complete with hot flushes (and evil temper), followed by a return to fertility and periods (and evil temper) that lasted another year or so before buggering off again in a flurry of hot flushes (and evil temper).

      At one point, Mr Sixer said, “F*ck that bloody cancer. It would have been so much more peaceful if we could only have stuck to the original medical plan: VASECTOMY!”

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Sixer, had that too. And the drugs that cause increased fertility but you can’t take birth control pills while you’re on them and pregnancy will probably kill you so they recommend “double barrier method” until the other drugs cause the whole thing to shut down.

        And after I buzzed my straight hair because it had started to fall out, it stopped falling out and turned orange and the new hairs that grew in were curly white and hair dyes aren’t an option because they burn the chemo-sensitive skin.

        Sorry, Jamie, you’re not a woman or beautiful until you’ve run into the men’s room at Fenway park to find somewhere to vomit while suffering hot flashes with a shaved orange and white head and radiation tattoos across your chest. That’s the new standard. Deal! *Drops mic on Jaimie’s foot*

      • Sixer says:

        When I look back now, I remember how naive I was going in and how hard it was not to be jaded coming out, even though I wasn’t actually going to die. The middle period was so awful it was quite easy to find gallows humour. But the denouement was just dreadful and the not going to die thing really didn’t feel like much of a trophy.

        (That’s how I ended up having an abortion – fluctuating fertility.)

        I do think motherhood is beautiful and can make a woman feel beautiful but you know what? Beauty isn’t a bloody zero sum game, Jamie.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Hugs to all of you who have been through that. I had breast cancer, but I found it very early and didn’t have to have chemo. You are both beautiful and brave and I can only imagine how much it sucked. I’m sorry.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Sixer, hugs.

      • Seren2318 says:

        I rarely comment, because I think that so many women on this site are so smart, so experienced and so damn strong it would be an insult for me to jump in with my five cents worth. But this has motivated me. I want to just say that I have such enormous respect for those that post on personally sensitive topics like this; I am in awe of their ownership of their situations and their womanhood, and their confidence, compassion, fortitude and humour. THAT is what it means to be a woman. Kudos and the best of wishes to all of you who are or have gone through dark times, you are the women I want my daughter to be, and not some shallow sound bite.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Not to compare because cancer is much more serious, it just reminds me of my sister’s symptoms when she had/was in treatment for fibroids. It happened a few times and there was a two-year stretch when it became my job to get her do/from surgeries and take care of her. I gained fifteen pounds one summer when I stayed with her for her six-week recovery after one of the big ones because I didn’t have time to exercise and I was just the caretaker. She must have been miserable. I don’t think she wants to have children and it’s largely (not entirely) down to the very difficult pregnancies and mandatory c-section. That, and one of the medicines she had to take to prep her for her surgeries induced labour pains and it made her pretty incoherent. Plus vomit.

        I remember having a discussion with my mother about having that women’s bodies make them forget the intensity of labour pains in order to trick them into getting pregnant again. My mother, who subscribes to the, ‘Well, that’s how it goes’ line of thinking lit up with memory agreement–she believed it.

    • Sillyb says:

      You are beautiful.

    • Jessiebes says:

      And me. Getting an hysterectomy in a couple of weeks to save my life.

      Not looking forward to the operation. But I will be fine. It doesn’t change who I am, nor does it define how womanly or beautiful I am.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Be well. You are beautiful and womanly.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Jessiebes, I had a hysterectomy in March – the open kind where they cut your stomach muscles. It wasn’t fun, but my pain was very well controlled and after the first week, you turn a corner and feel better every day. I wish you the very best, and am sending positive thoughts your way. I feel great now and am completely well. xxoo and still cute as a button. Just kidding, but I don’t feel “less” anything. I’m still the same.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Very true, all the best.

    • Bridget says:

      Awww, hodor.

  7. boredblond says:

    Another ‘celeb’ who thinks she invented pregnancy..yawn

  8. aims says:

    I bet she’s one of those moms that brags and brags about their kids to the point where it’s mind numbing.

    Women of the world: It’s your body and your life. Get pregnant if you want or don’t. It’s your choice. You are beautiful either way.

  9. Wilma says:

    Ugh, here comes another one. She’s going to be such a sanctimommy…

    • Rene says:

      Bwa ha ha ha Funny. I am a mom, I don’t feel an earth mother, does that mean I am axed from her club? I hope so.

  10. Lynnie says:

    I wonder why celebrities say things. I also wonder how does she manages to stay so skinny?! At least everything seems okay, but still, that’s a doozy.

  11. Ronda says:

    Why would you want Taylor Swift as a godmother? If as she says something happens to her and her partner doe she believe Taylor will throw everything away and babysit her child?

  12. Jess says:

    I also don’t agree about pregnancy being the ultimate symbol of womanhood or whatever the hell she said, some woman can’t/don’t want to get pregnant and they are still beautiful and strong, we are so much more than baby making machines! But, overall I do like Jamie, I have endometriosis and I also heard the comments about being too thin when I was pregnant with my daughter, they really are hurtful, as if I was too selfish to worry about getting proper nutrition for my baby! I just got really healthy when I found out I was pregnant, I had lived on a diet of beer and fast food for years so I lost weight in the beginning and didn’t gain much overall, my daughter was a perfect weight at birth!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, people say the dumbest stuff to pregnant women and new mothers, like all of a sudden it’s all their business. I gave never understood that. I went with a friend to the grocery store when I was in my early twenties. It was bitter cold out, and she brought her baby. That baby was so bundled up in snowsuit, mittens, hat, scarf, blankets and whatnot it’s a miracle he didn’t sweat to death, and we parked right outside the store. He was NOT in danger of feeling cold for one second, but three people said things like “oh, dear, you should tell your mommy it’s too cold for you to be outside…” It was so weird.

      • Jess says:

        I got random comments like that all the time when my daughter was an infant, and it eventually caused me to stop going out in public as often because I got major anxiety over feeling constantly judged. If I ever have another I now have the confidence to tell people to mind their own damn business, but at 26 years old and as a first time and single mom I was terrified of what people would say.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        It’s a shame to rattle a young mother that way. I don’t know what people are thinking sometimes.

  13. Franca says:

    I didn’t know godparents are supposed to take care of the child if something happened to the parent.
    Here, it’s a purely religious thing, and if something would happen to the parents, the kid would be taken care of by the family.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I don’t know what she’s talking about with that. There is absolutely no connection between the two things.

    • Still Deciding says:

      My parents chose my godparents based on who would raise me as their own if something were to have happened to my parents. It was in their will. I am a god parent now, and part of that commitment is that I will take the child if something happens. The parents are both only children and the grandparents are too old to take on raising a new child.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I think that’s great, but you will take the children because of a legal agreement in the parents’ will. They just happened to also name you as godparent. Being a godparent in no way legally obligates you to take the children if something happens to the parents. The two are not connected.

      • Still Deciding says:

        I’m just saying some do, some don’t. I know a lot of godparents that are *really special* aunties or uncles but have no legal foot in the matter. Then I also know a few(like 2) other godparents who are in my situation. There is a possibility of a connection between the two.

  14. j.eyre says:

    Let’s hope that James’ “get-over-yourself” attitude in her kicks into a “seriously, get over yourself” sooner rather than later.

  15. littlemissnaughty says:

    She’s not shaming anyone, she’s just one of those über-happy moms/preggo women who suddenly feel like the world needs to be pregnant with them. Which often leads to rather dumb and sometimes ignorant comments because parents-to-be seem to have a knack for losing all sense of common courtesy and looking further than their own happiness and newly painted nursery. It’s like a fog.

    … Can you tell I’m dealing with lots of preggo women and new parents right now? Bless them, really. But have we met? I don’t think pregnancy is all that magical and I do not need to take a tour of your uterus. Or the nursery. It’s wall paint, stop it. Where’s my wine?

    • OhDear says:

      Yeah, I get what you mean. It’s like yes, I’m very happy for you that you’re expecting and that you’re excited about the impending kid, but FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST TO HAVE A CHILD NOR WILL YOU BE THE LAST. AND THIS WILL PROBABLY NOT BE THE ONLY TIME *YOU* SPECIFICALLY HAVE A CHILD!

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        The problem is that initially, I am actually very happy for them. Babies are cute and I’ll get to hold it until it poops or spits up on me or cries. It’s great. But it’s not enough that you’re happy, you need to admit that YOU are not fulfilled or equally as happy as they are until you make the exact same choice. Until then, you are constantly asked to validate their choice by fawning over them and – best case scenario – showing envy. It’s like happiness is not enough, they need to be happier than everyone else. Maybe that’s just the noobs I deal with though, I can’t be sure. But I tend to bring a lot of wine to these occasions.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Yeah. I love, love, love babies, but I love giving them back just as much. In Canada, maternity leave is a year long, so I spent the better part of a year looking after a baby and a smaller baby while my sister was at work. Unnnnghh.

    • jc126 says:

      I agree. And I think this “shaming” thing is getting to be a bit much – people just say stupid things, not necessarily out of a desire to be hurtful but because they’re flawed humans. Virtually all of us say things that could be construed as shaming or hurtful towards *somebody*, I would bet, and I would also bet we don’t even realize it.
      I think of “shaming” comments as statements along the lines of those who say “oh, you don’t understand because you don’t have kids” or other stuff that’s very dismissive of others.

  16. MP says:

    You can be proud of your pregnant body and show it off but when the baby comes you’d better go on a diet so you can be included in a sickening “best post-baby bodies” feature in a nasty magazine.
    I just wish the love and admiration for a pregnant woman’s body would continue a bit longer after the birth, like for the rest of the woman’s life perhaps?

  17. anotherrandom says:

    I’m giving her a pass, but only because of how much she struggled to get pregnant. I really feel that she’s just in constant awe that she managed to get pregnant twice that she has gone overboard. If she gets pregnant a third time she gets no leeway.

    • JENNA says:

      Yeah, I can understand her if she has PCOS.

    • Sillyb says:

      Nope. This is exactly why I *won’t* give her a pass. If she suffers from Endo and PCOS, she should be extra sensitive to how it feels when women hear the “pregnancy is the ultimate symbol of womanhood” thing. I feel like she could be “in awe” of her ability to finally get pregnant without shading women with Endo and/or PCOS who never do.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Same. I heard every insensitive, stupid, unintentionally and intentionally cruel remark known to man when I was trying to get pregnant, and I would bite my tongue off before I would say something to someone like that. It’s such a painful experience, and those feelings are always near the surface, and an unkind remark can feel like a knife in someone’s heart. She should know better.

  18. Dani says:

    She needs to go away. Not everything about being a woman involves pregnancy. As someone who HATED being pregnant, girl bye. Being a woman is so much more than just having children.

  19. Taylor says:

    “Pregnancy is the ultimate symbol of womanhood, beauty.” I cringed when reading that. How could anyone even say that? So women who don’t want kids (like me) won’t be as womanly as beautiful and those who do? Girl bye. News flash: motherhood doesn’t define women. It’s not like all women should strive to become parents, at which point they know they’ve fulfilled their purpose. You can’t just generalize women like that. Sure, some women have the goal of becoming parents, but plenty of others don’t, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

  20. Jem says:

    Those bangs are hideous.

  21. Sillyb says:

    You’d think that, as a sufferer of endometriosis and long time fertility issues, she would be more sensitive and not spread the whole “pregnancy is the ultimate symbol of womanhood” line.

    I’ve got endo and I’m infertile. It is something I’ve had to come to grips with, though I still dislike hearing this sh*t along with I how I don’t have a “real” family because I don’t have kids.

    And, yes, I know about adoption…but it isn’t an option for my partner and I for other reasons.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I’m sorry. I was never able to have children either, and adoption didn’t work out for reasons too complicated to go into, but I just wanted to tell you something. It never completely goes away, but it gets a lot better. You look young from your picture, and maybe all of your friends are getting pregnant or have small children and that’s all they talk about? That’s the worst time. As you get older, it comes and goes, but at least for me, it was never as bad as that again. I have had a very happy life in spite of it, and I wish you one, too.

  22. Tiffany says:

    What the hell happened with Jaime. She was a model with a matter of fact attitude about things in her life and now this hipster mother earth, judgemental attitude. Now it is becoming annoying. Jamie, you on the cusp girl.

  23. Saks says:

    Ughh! I hate this kind of remarks. You are not less of a woman if you don’t want or can’t have kids for whatever reason.

  24. Miran says:

    I’m so tired of this whole ‘pregnancy is beautiful enjoy it blah blah’ shit from celebrity moms. Pregnancy sucks for a lot of us and there is nothing wrong with telling the truth about it, it doesn’t mean you don’t love your baby. There was nothing beautiful about me when I gained 70lbs at barely five feet tall.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, I’m posting too much on this thread, and I’m glad she feels beautiful and all, but that remark certainly isn’t true for everyone. I know plenty of women who were miserable and uncomfortable during their pregnancies, and honestly can’t think of one who would say she felt the most beautiful she ever has been.

  25. M.A.F. says:

    I guess then I will never know what it’s like to the ultimate woman since I have no plans on becoming a mom.

  26. claire says:

    Meh. Doesn’t bother me. Since we are the only ones that can get pregnant then it is “one” of the ultimate things a woman can do with/to her body. I have no insecurity about never having kids. More power to the people that do; doesn’t interest me. It doesn’t make someone any more or less by doing that ultimate thing or not.

  27. Cassie says:

    We have transexuals now. Born men changing their bodies to become women. In the future there will be transexuals pregnant and giving birth healthily.

    Jamie, shut up. Being woman is nothing special anymore.

  28. Annie says:

    It seems like she’s been pregnant for 2 years! Is this a case of the “Irish twins” or have I just not been paying attention to her?

  29. bored_01 says:

    I’ll forgive her comments because she’s a little high on the happy pregnancy hormones. I was like that while pregnant. Super high on life. But womanhood and beauty come from within and lots of people don’t enjoy (or experience!) pregnancy or feel particularly beautiful at that time. And that’s okay.

  30. Alexa says:

    Yay, after several miscarriages and no real chance to ever get pegnant, this headline definitely made my day… not…

  31. Kate says:

    I literally, physically cannot have children. I have MAJOR fertility issues, and treatments have failed. I guess I’m a hag with no beauty or value as a woman.

    • Cindy Lou says:

      @Kate , I feel you , I too have fertility issues too , and no being a mother is not the the ultimate symbol,I don’t get women that make insensitive remarks like this,my motherer had 7 children but only raised 3 of them,so how many children does not make you more of a woman than another

  32. I'm With The Band says:

    I’m sorry, but having periods is the most “womanly” you can be.

  33. IfUSaySo says:

    I normally don’t mind pregnancy comments, normally I don’t find them this awful. This one is gross. And NO, wearing tight clothes at 7 months pregnant does NOT counteract the “lie down and sleep” desire. Especially when its 85 degree outside.

    It’s SO GREAT that you’re so thin and your bump makes you look like a supermodel with a basketball belly.. Not everyone feels that way. I feel chubby, sweaty, hot, anxious, sore, achy and scared sh-tless of something going wrong. There is nothing wrong with that. Leave pregnant women alone and worry about your damn self. It was a long journey for me to get my babies too, and that doesn’t mean pregnancy is magical every second of the day..

  34. Lar says:

    As someone who has just found out I’ll never be able to have kids after 5years trying I can see what she’s trying to say, yet at the same time wish she’d just be quiet and go off to smugly raise her children. I don’t want to be defined by my abilities to reproduce.

  35. serena says:

    This time I have to agree about the bangs.. they cover her beautiful face and are just awful!