Kim Kardashian's Reason for Not Smiling Is Something Many Pregnant Women Would Understand

kim kardashianIn the past, Kim Kardashian has said that she doesn't like to smile for fear of getting wrinkles, but her latest reason is much deeper and is something many pregnant women can relate to. The reason stems from the harsh criticism Kim is getting during her pregnancy (she also faced this when pregnant with North, too). Fat shaming anyone is wrong -- body shaming a pregnant woman is awful.


Kim had preeclampsia during her first pregnancy. I had this too -- it's a dangerous complication that could harm both mom and baby, if delivery needs to happen early. And it also causes swelling and bloating, which is the least of a mom-to-be's worries when larger health issues are looming. Many people saw photos of Kim when she was pregnant with North and made fun of her weight gain.

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All women gain weight differently during pregnancy -- and if you have preeclampsia, it's something that could happen faster. 

Kim said that the ridicule she faced when pregnant "changed the way I viewed wanting my picture taken." She added:

Before I was always smiling, and so into being out and about. After I had the baby, I was like, 'These are the same people that made fun of me, and posted the stories that were so awful, calling me fat for something I couldn't control. I don't want to smile for them. I don't want to be out.' Even if I was more confident, I just didn't feel like being that girl who was going to be smiling for every photo. It changed my mood; it changed who I was; it changed my personality a lot.

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This serious face extended to her own Instagram photos as well. Her husband Kanye, obviously not pregnant, isn't known for smiling either. So it could be a few reasons Kim isn't cheesing it up for the cameras.

I do understand her fear of having preeclampsia again for her second pregnancy. Doctors believe that if you had preeclampsia, your chances of getting it again increase. The only cure is having the baby, and if symptoms worsen or get dangerous for the child or mom, the baby has to be delivered. This could mean a premature baby and further complications. And why should she have to smile for anyone who in turn uses her photos to make fun of her weight gain.

I wish Kim a very healthy pregnancy. She -- along with all pregnant women -- is glowing and beautiful no matter how much weight is gained or not.



Image via kimkardashian/Instagram

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