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IN People ON 19 Aug, 2015
Natalie McCain is a Michigan lady who has appeared in one of the viral photography series of 2015, "The Honest Body Project". The project was meant to give voice to women to share their pregnancy experience with everyone. Natalie excitedly posted the story of her maternity period with the picture of herself on The Honest Body Project's Facebook page where she received unexpected negative comments from her relatives and friends. They bullied her for being plus-sized and told that she looks unhealthy and unfit. But, some strangers reached out to the Michigan mom to support and praise her by sharing their heart touching stories on the Facebook page.
Her family didn't understand her, but some unknown people did and they helped to bring back her happiness and confidence.
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"For the first time in about 35 weeks I felt beautiful and was so excited to share this moment with my friends and family," the soon-to-be mom said. But when she checked comments below her picture, she broke into tears.
On which some unknown person wrote a comment: "I was asked tonight by a waitress if I was pregnant as I held my infant in my arms!! Like, really??? Am I supposed to give birth then go to the gym the next day? Geez people are crazy! You look great!"
Lady in the above picture also shared the series of incidents happened and thoughts that crossed her mind during her maternity period, in the story: "Body shaming happens at all sizes and I'm truly sorry they were like this to you. I just gave birth sat july 25th, 2015 to an 8.1lb baby boy, my 3rd and only 1 that went past my due date and it was by 6 days. I only weighed 156lbs. I posted this photo at 40 weeks and was told by someone that my pregnant selfie made them want to puke that he didn't post chunky dunk photos… Know it happens at all sizes. You are beautiful and good job carrying a precious life!"
"I'm 6 months pregnant with my 4th baby and all I've heard today is how huge I am. One person even said 'we are going to need a dolly to get you around."
Do share the heart touching story with your friends and family. H/T: The Honest Body Project