Pregnant model Sarah Stage became a huge sensation last month when her barely-there 8-month baby bump Instagram photo went viral, leading to more than 34,000 likes and an appearance on Good Morning America. The 30-year-old mom-to-be has continued sharing her pregnancy journey, and earlier today shared the above selfie at nine months!
“10 days until we meet,” wrote Sarah along with the hashtag #BabyJames.
Please understand that we’re not passing any sort of judgment whatsoever, just expressing our amazement at the uniqueness of each and every human body. OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton spoke with GMA about Sarah’s seemingly abnormally small baby belly. “The fact that she looks skinny on Instagram does not mean her baby growth is restricted or too small,” she said. “It has nothing to do if you can see her muscles if her uterus is the perfect size and she has gained an amount of weight that is acceptable.”
The general consensus in the medical community is that a “healthy” body mass index (BMI) is between 18.5 and 24.9. I think we can assume that Sarah is normally right there at 18.5, right? The Mayo Clinic says that someone with a BMI of 18.5 should gain about 28 pounds during pregnancy. Last month, just after sharing her headline-grabbing photo, Sarah said she had gained right around 20 pounds. That sounds just about right then!
For comparison, here are side-by-side photos of Sarah Stage with a couple of her pregnant gal pals — both of which were a few weeks further along than Sarah, but still…
Biology is so AMAZING! 🙂
In our previous post about Sarah we shared a timeline of her Instagram baby bump selfies up until then, so we will pick up where we left off last time and get you all caught up again! Here are more Sara Stage baby bump photos starting with the oldest and working our way up until just a few days ago.
That Sarah sure does have one helluva bikini collection! On a side note, Sarah has received a good deal of hate since her previous photo went viral, and she has been kind enough to continue sharing photos with fans, and we are appreciative of that. We wish her the best and can’t wait to meet little baby James! He’s probably ready to get out of those tight quarters as soon as possible. 😉