Meghan Markle labelled "Baby Bump Barbie' for constantly cradling her pregnant tummy
It's brutal take-down
By Practical Parenting team
January 29 2019
An Australian critic has slammed Meghan Markle for acting like she is the ‘world’s only pregnant woman’ by constantly cradling her baby bump for photo opportunities.
Jo Elvin, a magazine editor and mum-of-one based in London, lashed out by admitting she finds Meghan’s bump cradling “annoying”.
She told the MailOnline, “A casual cradling of one’s bump is to be expected. It’s new, it’s exciting and there really is nothing like feeling that thing kick and jump around in there.
“But Meghan’s positioning is always so fixed into one singular, rigid pose that it’s becoming uncomfortable to watch. I’m getting arm aches just looking. It’s all very Baby Bump Barbie.”
She did admit that some “kind” people might say the cradling just shows a mother’s unconditional love for her unborn baby blossoming.
But Jo added, “But come on, this is the Duchess of Showbiz we have here. It smacks to me of a focus that’s contrived and relentlessly photo-op ready. Meghan would be well advised to take the ‘world’s only pregnant woman!’ vibes down a notch or two.”
On-line trolls have repeatedly slammed the Duchess of Cambridge for holding her bump.
One person wrote: "Meghan, we know you are pregnant. You can stop holding onto the bump with both hands now. It won’t fall off.”
Another added: "If I see one more photo of Meghan Markle cradling that bump I am going to vomit."
But Katherine Graves, founder of KG Hypnobirthing, told the Daily Mail that cradling a bump can be good for both mother-to-be and the baby.
She said, "It’s a positive thing for both mum and baby to touch and reassure baby, which is vital for baby's bonding and well being, staving off postnatal depression and facilitating healthy connection for all.
"It has been shown time and time again that babies recognise what they have experienced in the womb after they are born.
"If touching her bump does nothing more than help Meghan feel calm, even that will have a profound effect on her baby."