Sarah Stage Claps Back at Body-Shamers Who Have Criticized Her During Second Pregnancy

Stage, who's pregnant with baby #2, took to Instagram to fire back at critics of her pregnant body.

During her first pregnancy in 2015, Sarah Stage made headlines for flaunting a serious six-pack well into her third trimester. Now, as she prepares to welcome baby #2, the lingerie model has documented her pregnancy and posted pics of her super-fit body on social media. In turn, Stage has been met with a slew of critical comments from commenters on Instagram—and she isn't standing for it anymore.

"As I'm nearing #8months I've wanted to share what's been on my mind," Stage wrote alongside a video of herself working out with her now 2-year-old son James. "Since I've announced my second pregnancy, I've had certain 'Instagram medical experts' tell me what I should and shouldn't do. And while I find some of the comments hilarious, I choose to only listen to my OBGYN and of course I also listen to MY body. If something feels off, I don't do it! I always do what's best for my growing baby and put him first!"

As I'm nearing #8months I've wanted to share what's been on my mind. Since I've announced my second pregnancy, I've had certain "Instagram medical experts" tell me what I should and shouldn't do.. And while I find some of the comments hilarious, I choose to only listen to my OBGYN and of course I also listen to MY body. If something feels off, I don't do it! I always do what's best for my growing baby and put him first! It's a proven medical fact that continuing exercising while pregnant has many health benefits for you and baby 🤰🏻👶🏻 Clearly, I have greatly reduced the intensity of my workouts and stick to at home home exercises from my Fitness Ebook 2-3x a week.  There are also some people who assume that since I am exercising while pregnant, that I'm obsessed with how I "look" but in fact I'm obsessed with maintaining a healthy lifestyle that will give my baby and myself the best possible quality of life 😊 Alternatively, I don't judge anyone who chooses to not be active while pregnant etc. as it's their own life... I'm just sharing my pregnancy journey and appreciate the positive support from most of you ❤️ #thirdtrimester #7monthspregnant #8monthspregnant

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The soon-to-be mom of two continued, "It's a proven medical fact that continuing exercising while pregnant has many health benefits for you and baby." Stage explained that she has "greatly reduced the intensity" of her workouts and sticks to "at home exercises."

She went onto clarify, "There are also some people who assume that since I am exercising while pregnant, that I'm obsessed with how I 'look' but in fact I'm obsessed with maintaining a healthy lifestyle that will give my baby and myself the best possible quality of life. Alternatively, I don't judge anyone who chooses to not be active while pregnant etc. as it's their own life... I'm just sharing my pregnancy journey and appreciate the positive support from most of you."

The model's post has been met mostly with positive feedback. "Everyone carries differently... Keep doing what your doing!" one commenter wrote. Another said, "The bottom line is to be healthy and you are doing what's best for you and your body. Blessings for your growing family!"

According to the American Pregnancy Association, overall and in most cases, exercise is safe during pregnancy—and typically, the first rule of thumb is if you were physically active before you were pregnant, it is likely safe to remain active during pregnancy.

One thing's for sure: Stage couldn't seem happier as she gets closer to becoming a mom of two.

Earlier this month, on August 7, Stage posted a shot of herself in a bikini, captioning it, "#7monthspregnant and enjoy this sun."

Every mom-to-be is different and has her own unique way of caring for herself and her L.O. When it comes to her health and fitness, Stage seems to be trusting herself and working with her doctor to do what's best for herself and her baby. Ultimately, that's all any mom can—and should—be expected to do.

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