W hen 35 weeks pregnant (with twin girls) Katie Fehlinger appeared on television doing her job, many people criticised her by calling " disgusting" and &ldquo sausage in casing.&rdquo Katie is a meteorologist in CBS3 Philly, who recently had a bitter incident of body shaming when she broadcasted news with her swollen stomach. For all those who criticised her on body shaming, she posted this sharp message. Here it is A message for the haters Hey guys! Once more, I have to get something off my chest. So, the nature of my job makes me an easy target for criticism. I will always understand that, and I will most typically just ignore it. However, after someone blatantly called me a " sausage in casing" and another declared that " sticking your pregnant abdomen out like that is disgusting" , I felt a need to draw a line and speak up. Everyone' s right to their opinion is important, but so are manners. And while rude comments like these will never make me feel the need to change anything about myself, I find a bigger underlying issue here. These particular nasty-grams were directed at a pregnant woman. So this little manifesto of sorts is dedicated to every mother out there - other pregnant moms-to-be, moms reading this while their toddlers play on the swing set, moms whose kids have long since gone off to college... You are beautiful. Even during the most uncomfortable - and let' s face it, less than glamorous - symptoms of pregnancy, what women go through to bring their precious children into the world is, simply put, AMAZING and you should be lauded. Frankly, I don' t care how " terrible" or " inappropriate" anyone thinks I look. I will gladly gain 50 pounds & suffer sleepless, uncomfortable nights if it means upping my chances to deliver 2 healthy baby girls. Now it' s about more than aesthetics. I want these babies to have the best start possible. And that hopefully means my belly that " looks like it' s about to explode!" will continue to grow the next few weeks. I say let' s raise a Shirley Temple to swollen feet, stretch marks, nausea, all the extra pounds and the dark circles! They' re badges of motherhood. And for those of you who think that' s " disgusting" , remember a woman went through the very same thing to bring YOU into the world. In the meantime, let' s all remember the lesson Mom taught us - if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.