“You’re Not Supposed To Be Skinny And Pregnant”: Are People Too Hard On Mothers-To-Be? Phaedra Parks Thinks So
If watching Kim Kardashian get called a whale on the cover of tabloids over the past few months, and watching everyone’s jaw drop at the pregnancy weight Jessica Simpson has gained with her first child and now her second, it’s clear that people no longer like to let pregnant people just be pregnant. Especially when they’re in the public eye. Let some cellulite come into view, have your breast grow a bit larger than expected, or your legs end up getting a little bigger, and people act like you’re just letting yourself go on purpose. As a mother-to-be to a second child, a little brother to son Ayden, Phaedra Parks has noticed this trend and it’s clear that she’s quite tired of it. In an interview with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, when one of the personalities on the show said Phaedra looked good pregnant, but Kim Kardashian does NOT and that her weight gain was going to push Kanye away, she reminded the world that, “You’re NOT supposed to be skinny and pregnant,” so folks need to give women like her and Kim a break.
“I’m thin and pregnant. I’m a regular-sized woman. I’m all-natural. All this, God gave me, I grew it. And I mean, everybody’s not made to be skinny, everybody’s not made to be fat. So you gotta be happy [with] the skin you’re in. I’m advertising what’s real.”
“When women are pregnant, they are going through a whole transition. I’m growing a baby…People are too hard on pregnant women. Obviously you don’t want to gain a lot of weight but at the end of the day, some people do. It just happens. You’re not supposed to be skinny and pregnant.”
And on a side-note, Parks also opened up about Kenya More saying Phaedra was too big around the time she filmed her “Donkey Booty” tape for people to take it seriously. Parks revealed that she was actually three months pregnant when she put it together, but just hadn’t revealed that information to the world on the show. So boo to Ms. Moore…
Listen to the audio of her full interview over at The Rickey Smiley Morning Show website.