“Boy I know you love it, how we’re smart enough to make these millions…strong enough to bear the children…then get back to business.” Sang with the strength and power of Sasha Fierce (aka Beyonce) one of the many recent celebs to have her own bundle of joy, Blue Ivy Carter.

Pregnancy doesn’t judge. It isn’t racist or sexist and it sure as heck doesn’t care where you come from or what you look like. Pregnancy is a part of life that most women will encounter sometime in their years whether you are a middle-class American, Italian, Japanese, Sudanese or a celebrity.

As females we are given the gift (or some may say curse...men have it so easy…) to carry our unborn child until that baby is ready to enter the world. As much of a blessing as this is, it does come with some heartache…or heart burn and pain (literally). Swollen feet, nausea, cravings, mood swings, abdominal bloating, and… weight gain; some of the infamous symptoms of pregnancy.

Our hips get wider, stomach protrudes and breasts usually begin to balloon, let’s face it: pregnant women’s bodies change and sometimes will bring a woman who wears a size 2 to a size 14.

For most of us, this gradual change in our bodies, specifically weight gain, comes with the territory and is accepted. We may not appreciate the extra chunk but we know we should listen to our bodies in order to make the human being growing inside of us happy and healthy. 

For celebrities…it is not that simple. Whether or not they understand the weight gain comes with the territory and is a natural part of the process, they have an image to keep up and fans to impress, making it that much harder to allow their usually toned figures to turn to mush. Much of the time, they are criticized by the tabloids, their baby bumps become the center of a joke.

Here are examples of celebs that have been criticized for their weight gain during pregnancy starting off with Kim Kardashian:

1.) Kim Kardashian, gorgeous, glowing and glamorous, the beautiful mom-to-be has been poked fun at as her frame begins to widen. She has been called fat and even been compared to an Orca (killer whale.) The thirty-two year old announced her pregnancy with the boyfriend, Kanye West in December.

Kim K has gained a significant amount of weight but claims nothing near where the tabloids say she is, alleging the reality star weights 200 pounds. Can we cut Kim some slack? She is carrying a baby inside of her and eating for two. She is glowing and fabulous and on her 5’2 frame still looks good even with that little extra loving! I’m sure her hubby doesn’t mind either.