An Australian Instagram model has been accused of having an “unhealthy” approach to her pregnancy after sharing pictures of herself on her page.
Hannah Polites, 24, has amassed 1.2 million followers with posts about fitness and exercise, something she has continued with throughout her pregnancy.
Polites, who is 25 weeks pregnant with her second child and also works as a midwife, said she was appalled by some of the messages she had received in response to pictures of her stomach.
“It’s truly shocking to read some of the comments regarding my health and that of my unborn baby, especially at a time where women are particularly vulnerable and can be more sensitive to bullying,” she told Gold Coast Bulletin.
Polites said her baby is bigger than average for women at her stage in their pregnancy.
“I do not take the negative comments to heart, especially when I know I am making informed decisions when it comes to nutrition and exercise in pregnancy and motherhood.”