Ashley Graham Talks about Her Pregnancy and Reveals She's Gained 50 Lbs so Far
Ashley Graham is getting more candid about her pregnancy as she nears the due date. The plus-size supermodel and advocate revealed she's gained 50 lbs so far and shared how she feels about it.
Graham has been quite an open book since announcing in August that she and her husband, Justin Ervin, are expecting their first child. Now, she's opening up about dealing with changes in her body.
Ashley Graham at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week on Feb. 11, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images
Taking to Instagram on Saturday, Graham shared a photo of herself in a black sports bra and matching leggings during yoga class. The model looked comfortable while striking an upward facing dog yoga pose.
Graham also recently recalled a time when she was not so confident about the new experiences. "I was gaining weight rapidly. And I felt alone."
"Throughout my pregnancy so far, I've gained 50lbs.," she announced in the caption, adding that she didn't care about the weight gain and had "never felt better" about her body.
Graham, 32, continued:
"I am so thankful that my body and son have allowed me to be as mobile and flexible as I have been. Between working out, yoga, acupuncture, and lymphatic massages- I finally feel like I figured out this whole pregnancy thing and how to feel my best."
Graham's admission is not surprising, considering that she has championed body positivity and acceptance throughout her career. Tons of fans in the comment section let her know she wasn't alone.
"I gained 50 too. Our bodies surrender to them. It's the most rewarding gift," one Instagram user wrote while another said: "So happy that you've figured out what works best to make you feel best. Love that you don’t care about your weight gain!!"
Per Daily Mail, Graham and Ervin are expecting their child – a baby boy – in early 2020. While the couple has been married since 2010, this is the first child for both parties, and their excitement is apparent.
According to PEOPLE, Graham has been diligent with documenting her pregnancy via social media. The TV personality has kept fans in the loop about her workouts and self-care practices, including acupuncture.
Per E! News, Graham also recently recalled a time when she was not so confident about the new experiences. "I was gaining weight rapidly. And I felt alone," she told Vogue in her debut solo cover for the outlet.
Graham added that it was one piece of advice from her stylist that made all the difference: "Make pregnant friends." "None of my friends were in relationships, let alone pregnant. And now I have nine pregnant friends," she revealed.
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