What do you say when you see a pregnant friend? If it's a comment on the size of their bump, maybe think twice before you do it again.
One pregnant woman has shared how she felt when a stranger commented on her pregnant belly - and is imploring women to stop comparing one another.
Australian mum Revive Jane Schulz, the owner of CrossFit Babes Miami, shared a photo with more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, recalling the day a stranger's words reduced her to tears.
"Me at #24Weeks and I looked like a lot of people's full term.... I posted this after so many comments were thrown my way for having a massive bump. I was so fed up, even when I had tried on this dress and the shop assistant said 'Holy moly! My friend is 36 weeks and you're only 24 weeks and you're WAY bigger than her!' She repeated this to the lady in the next changing room to me. I cried while I tried the dress on," she wrote on Instagram.
"I got it everywhere I went and it did make me want to hide away. It's tough, you're carrying a human, your body is dramatically changing, more than you ever expected and then to rub salt in it, strangers feel the need to comment every time you're out in public," she continued.
"Here's a tip, don't mention the size of a bump. No 'you're so big!'s' No 'oh! You're so tiny!'s' Just say something like 'you look beautiful/ healthy/ amazing!'"
Revie is now a mum to three-month-old daughter, Lexington. But as a crossfit trainer and fitness model, Revie actually received criticism for working out during her pregnancy.
She continued to post exercise videos online and shared her modified fitness routine with followers during her pregnancy. However, she received a backlash for her behaviour, with readers calling her "stupid" and "vain".
"I am totally in a love fest over my darling girl, but we gotta look after ourselves too. We’ve all made our sacrifices and each of us are entitled to feel," she told Baby Center.
"The best bit of advice. Look. Look at what you created! At any moment, I look at Lexi and happiness washes over me. My body is amazing. So is yours.”
Watch: Revie Jane Schulz's pregnancy workout
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