Lingerie model Sarah Stage is entering the third trimester of her pregnancy, and she’s feeling great. In fact, she’s continuing to keep herself in shape by exercising through the eighth month of her pregnancy.
The social media star has been documenting her gradual weight gain via Instagram — and it’s got tons of fans buzzing.
People reported that on Wednesday, the underwear model revealed that she’s only tipped the scale by 18 pounds.
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Stage has caught flack by concerned fans and fellow mothers who fear that exercising this deep into a pregnancy can be damaging:Screenshot/Instagram Screenshot/Instagram Screenshot/Instagram Screenshot/Instagram Screenshot/Instagram
Stage clapped back at the “armchair doctors” in an Instagram post earlier this August:
As I’m nearing #8months I’ve wanted to share what’s been on my mind. Since I’ve announced my second pregnancy, I’ve had certain ‘Instagram medical experts’ tell me what I should and shouldn’t do.
The expectant mother is simply laughing off the comments and heeding the advice of her doctors.
And while I find some of the comments hilarious, I choose to only listen to my OBGYN and of course I also listen to MY body. If something feels off, I don’t do it! I always do what’s best for my growing baby and put him first!
Experts chimed in to People, asserting that exercising during pregnancy is “entirely safe.” Joanne Stone, director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System, explained that women have “no limit” on how much they can exercise:
“For people who are completely uncomplicated with a low risk of issues, there’s no limit on how much exercise they can do.”
Instead of embracing the hate, Stage urged her followers to stay positive and continue to listen to their own bodies.