One Instagrammer, who’s six months pregnant, was flooded with messages from “concerned” followers about the tiny size of her bump after she posted a picture of her belly on social media.
Yiota Kouzoukas, from Brisbane, Australia, recently posted a photo of herself on Instagram posing in her designer bikini and proudly showed off her cute little bump.
The 29-year-old, who co-owns a clothing company, was inundated with negative comments from people. She then posted a follow-up picture and wrote an explanation of why her belly is so small.
“I wanted other pregnant women to know that my size was due to physical attributes that are out of my control,” Yiota told Cosmopolitan.
She explained that during the first four months of her pregnancy, she discovered that her uterus was retroverted – which means the uterus is tilted backward, according to Better Health.
“Most people with this type of uterus tilt forward at around 12 weeks and continue growing outwards like you normally would."
“My uterus didn’t ‘flip forward’ until well into being four months pregnant because of the backward-tilted position paired with decade-old endometriosis scarring,” she wrote.
The Australian went on to say: “My torso is also short and my stomach is naturally toned which is keeping my belly super tight.” Yioto admits that she stopped performing ab workouts in order to avoid possible abdominal separation.
She ended her post by reassuring her 200 000 followers that both her and her baby are healthy.
“I’m perfectly healthy, baby is perfectly healthy and that’s all that matters. Our bodies and bumps are all different and our shapes and sizes are all different too,” she wrote.