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Pregnant Jessica Simpson Weight Gain A Health Or Vanity Concern?

Pregnant Jessica Simpson cannot catch a break when it comes to body image, even weeks shy of giving birth.

The beautiful blonde billionaire, who is readying for the birth of her first-born with fiancé Eric Johnson, is increasingly under a microscope for what some have described as “overindulging” while pregnant.

Though the “Fashion Star” mentor has insisted her burgeoning belly is due to excessive amniotic fluid, some critics are not sparing any quips about her weight gain while others have come to her defense.

“Remember the time that Jessica Simpson was criticized because she didn’t know the difference between chicken and tuna? That kind of thing is more fun to criticize than the fact that the girl is fat,” Behar, 69, opined. “Most women who are pregnant are not supposed to gain more than 25 pounds. She looks like she gained a lot more than that.”

“No one should ever look like Jessica Simpson. She’s an absolute porker… I cannot believe how heavy she is,” OB/GYN Dr. Tara Solomon said.

Those type of the digs has notable mothers coming to the singer-turned-entrepreneur’s defense.

“I would have wanted to punch [Jessica’s critics] in the neck. It’s none of anybody else’s business how much weight I would gain,” Sarah Palin said.

“When women are pregnant, people need to lay off,” Tori Spelling, who is currently pregnant with her fourth child, told Celebuzz. “It’s a really special time and you should be able to deal with it in your own terms.”

From a health perspective: “There is valid concern about a woman gaining too much weight. Women of normal weight prior to getting pregnant are advised to put on between 25 to 35 pounds. Gaining more — or being overweight pre-pregnancy — can make moms more prone to developing gestational diabetes and more apt to give birth to heavier babies, who can be harder to deliver,” according to

On the accountable side, Simpson has been vocal about her less than healthy food options like buttered Pop Tarts, peanut butter and jelly shots, Cap’n Crunch, and Kraft Mac ‘n’ Cheese since her pregnancy.

The issue is that every critic, favorable or not, has no real understanding of Jessica’s body or diet 24-7, only her personal obstetrics and gynecologist. Regardless how the public deems Jessica’s body or what she informs of her food choices, there is much information left out in the interim of doctor visits, daily meals, and released blurbs on blogs.

Do you think critics are concerned about Jessica’s potential health issues due to weight gain or is this a snarky attempt to call a pregnant woman fat?


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