Fatimah Waheeb, a student and influencer from London, recently started a trend on Twitter after sharing a pic holding what looking like her pregnant belly. But she was just bloated. Several other women came forward to share their own “food baby” pics, and the internet is loving it.
All girls have their little weird habits, rituals and wild scenarios that they perform privately. Waheeb was curious to know if more women shared one of hers: holding her bloated belly while imagining she was pregnant.
She posed the question on Twitter, sharing a pic of herself cradling her belly in front of her mirror after a meal, and wrote, “I can’t be the only one that gets extremely bloated and starts imagining myself being pregnant??”
“please tell me i ain’t,” she added in the next tweet.
"I had just finished eating a bunch of wasabi while watching anime, and I realized how bloated I was, and I thought it would be funny to share how bloated women can get,” she told BuzzFeed News.
Fatimah then proceeded to share another pic of her belly on its normal state, clarifying for those skeptical that no, she is not pregnant.
She also shared a screenshot from a conversation with her boyfriend where she sent the pic, and he replied: “This is so scary. The way you’re cradling it. Don’t do that.”
“My man’s reaction to me carrying his child. he’s a deadbeat already :(,” she joked.
Then, she asked other girls to share their bloated belly pics with her, and several delivered. Fatimah says she wasn’t surprised by the reaction because she knows that if she can get extremely bloated, other women would too. “It’s nice to know other women get as bloated as I do and pretend to be pregnant!” she added.
Fatimah told BuzzFeed:
"It’s 2019, and I feel like more women are becoming more accepting about the ‘flaws’ in our bodies, and we’re embracing while also making light of it as well and I love it."
Dozens of other women shared their “food baby” pics from all over the world, and most found the Twitter thread to be “pure” because it shows “happy well-fed women” that are embracing their bodies.
This shows that women’s bodies are amazing and that even sometimes the weirdest habits might actually not be strange at all.