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Let’s Not Body-Shame 8-Months-Pregnant, Bikini-Clad Hayden Panettiere

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Ugh.

The media captured some images of images of an 8-months-pregnant Hayden Panettiere wearing a two-piece swimsuit while vacationing in Hawaii this week, and it kind of went nuts.

It turns out—shocking, I know—that many celebrity news outlets are eager to judge women’s bodies when they look approximately like real pregnant human beings and not like toy dolls with passably teeny ‘bumps.”

TMZ’s headline shouted about the “GIANT” star (caps theirs, not mine), and said that her “proportions seem out of whack.”

The Daily Mirror called her “huge” in its headline, and proclaimed her “ready to pop” — one of my least favorite pregnancy phrases of all time — as did the Daily Mail. So did Perez Perez Hilton (but at least also allowed that she looked “flawless”). Even the publications that had a few friendly things to say about the star overwhelmingly used language that implied judgement and shame.

The star is, by her own admission to Hello! magazine (as cited in the Daily Mail), up more weight than is recommended during singleton pregnancy, adding close to 40 pounds to her itty bitty frame. “I’m 5 feet, 2 inches, and I started out at 106 pounds and guess how much I weigh now? Around 145 pounds,” she said.

But life happens, and there are many things about pregnancy that we can’t necessarily predict or control. It can be a plenty uncomfortable enough time without good-intentioned gawkers on the street — let alone body-shaming media screaming judgement-laden language.

So here’s all I have to say about that: If a pregnant lady, famous or no, finds some time to ease her achy joints and feet with some buoyant time in the water, let her wear whatever the heck she pleases.

To that end, check out our gallery of pregnant celebs in bikinis. Work it, ladies!

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See Which Petite Pregnant Star Is Up 40 Pounds — And Owning It!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

While it’s rare for celebrities to talk about their pregnancy weight gain in plain terms, it does occasionally—refreshingly—happen.

Consider Kendra Wilkinson Baskett, who recently revealed that she gained 55 pounds during her second pregnancy, going from 120 to 175 on the scale. Of course, she’s shed much of that weight already, and was well on her way to her trim pre-pregnancy model bod by the time she dished on those specifics.

But what’s even more rare—you might call it the unicorn of celebrity pregnancy coverage—is a star who’s talking about her significant pregnancy weight gain while she’s right in the middle of it.

Pregnant actress Hayden Panettiere told Hello! magazine (as cited in the Daily Mail) that she’s gained close to 40 pounds on her itty bitty frame. “I’m 5 feet, 2 inches, and I started out at 106 pounds and guess how much I weigh now? Around 145 pounds,” she said. “And the worst part is that my feet are still size five and they’re going, ‘What’s going on with all this weight?’ They’re about to snap from underneath me with the strain.”

She also believes her muscular nature—she was a former gymnast—is contributing to the extra pounds.

Not surprisingly, the star has every intention of taking off the weight after her baby girl comes. She told the mag she wasn’t planning to wed fiance Wladimir Klitschko carrying 40 extra pounds.

No matter what, the expectant mama looks gorgeous. Check out our gallery of other stars who looked fab filled out with extra pregnancy weight, too!

Pregnant? Track your pregnancy weight gain. And sign up for our pregnancy newsletters to give you the inside scoop, every step of the way. Plus, don’t forget to like Everything Pregnancy to keep up with the very latest in pregnancy news.

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Your Baby Bump: How to Hide It, Celebrity Style!

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Hayden PanettiereOkay, so unlike celebrities, most of us regular folks don’t have paparazzi photographing our every move, and tabloids wondering if our belly bloat is actually a baby bump—but that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to reveal our pregnancy news on our own terms, just like the stars!
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Is Hayden Panettiere Pregnant?!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Hayden Panettiere Wladimir Klitschko Pregnant BabyIs she or isn’t she: That’s the question that has the Hollywood gossip ring buzzing.

The latest subject of the celebrity pregnancy rumor mill is Hayden Panettiere, as Us Weekly reports that the Nashville star is expecting. “Hayden is totally pregnant!” the magazine quotes an “insider” as saying.

This would be Baby No. 1 for the actress and her fiancé, boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

Though there has been no official word from the couple’s camp, back in May 2013, Panettiere revealed to Glamour magazine that she loved the idea of becoming a mom.

“I’ve lived a very big life, and I don’t feel my age, and I feel like I was born to be a mother,” she said. “Sometimes people speak about [having kids] like, ‘Your life ends—you’re never going to be able to do anything again!’ And I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there’s nothing that I feel like I can’t accomplish while having children in my life. I would sacrifice having more years of being wherever I want whenever I want for years with my kids.”

Panettiere, 24, and Klitschko, 38, became engaged in March 2013 after an on-and-off relationship since 2009. Whether or not she is pregnant, here’s wishing nothing but happiness to the couple! (Oh, and an adorable baby name, if the rumors turn out to be true.)

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