Continued dissection of your bump size. Endless criticism about your maternity fashion choices. Everyone and their mother offering unsolicited advice about everything you're doing wrong while pregnant.
These are just a few of the things celebrities can expect while they're expecting. It's basically a warm-up for the endless barrage of shaming that they're due to receive after they officially become moms and it's enough to send a girl into a months-long respite from public appearances. (Respect, Kylie Jenner.)
And yet so many stars solider along for 40 loooooooong weeks enduring a side of judgment with their nausea, exhaustion and swollen feet. Plus, more often than not, they do it in designer gowns and four-inch stilettos.
"Women are embracing their bumps instead of hiding it throughout their pregnancy," stylist Jessica Paster told Fashionista in 2016 of the new maternity fashion rules, using client Emily Blunt and her statement-making Michael Kors ensemble at that year's Met Gala as an example. "Just a few years ago, when the bump got too big, they would throw that trusty muumuu on top; now I see women who are proud of being pregnant, and proud of their personal style, and don't want to compromise one for the other."
Same, agrees stylist Karla Welch, who still beams with pride over getting client Olivia Wilde on the best-dressed list after she wore the heck out of an emerald sequin Gucci while some six months along at the 2014 Golden Globes. "When I was pregnant, there wasn't too much change from my trademark look and I didn't really buy maternity clothes," she explained to the outlet. "For Olivia, we've stuck to her smoldering style, especially on the red carpet. We've made dresses work with her changing body."
That's not to say anybody need spend the entirety of their pregnancy in heels and constrictive formalwear. (Ladies, maternity leggings exist for a reason.) Frankly, when growing a human, you deserve points just for getting out of bed each day.
But if you want to also serve up some serious style inspo while you're doing it, well, we're here to salute you.