Mother Of 2 Has Revealed How She Was Attacked By Vicious Social Media Trolls Because Of The Size Of Her Baby Bump



A mother expecting her second child has revealed how she was attacked by vicious bullies on social media because of the size of her baby bump. 

Melbourne-based personal assistant Elisha Bakes, 30, started receiving negative comments about the upcoming birth of her son Kaelen when she shared a picture of her 14-week bump on Instagram last year.

The 160cm-tall mother said she was targeted by dozens of trolls who told her she must be further along than she claimed to be - and the negative comments just kept coming.

Mother Elisha Bakes (pictured with her bump at 14 weeks in an Instagram post), who was expecting her second child, was targeted by cruel trolls who bullied her by saying she looked 'gross' and seemed like she was about to give birth to a horse

The160cm-tall mother (pictured with partner Tane and first son Kyson) said dozens of people on social media told her she must be further along than she claimed to be - and the negative comments kept on coming

'When my third trimester started I started to receive more and more comments about my growing baby bump,' she said

'When my third trimester started I started to receive more and more comments about my growing baby bump,' Ms Bakes said.

'They would always be very repetitive, including that I was having 78 kids, giving birth to a horse or it must have been triplets.'


Often people would ask her whether she was about to give birth, when she was only 24 weeks along, she revealed.

'People would also say hurtful things like "why is her bump so big? I better not get like this" and that it was the biggest bump they'd ever seen,' she said.


Ms Bakes, who has 32,700 Instagram followers, said some people would criticise her for being unhealthy and suggest she was eating too much.

She said the comments were worse online than they were in person - and women she ran into while shopping would often give her compliments.


'I ignored them 98 per cent of the time. I have thick skin so I just continued to embrace my pregnancy and baby bump while I could,' she said.

The mother tried to explain her diminutive height, compared to her partner Tane who is 190cm, meant her bump would look big in comparison to the rest of her body.


'When people tell you that you look gross or suggest you're not leading a healthy lifestyle during your pregnancy it can be hurtful.'

Often people would ask Ms Bakes whether she was about to give birth when she was only 24 weeks along, she revealed (pictured with Tane and Kyson)

'They would always be very repetitive, including that I was having 78 kids, giving birth to a horse or it must have been triplets,' she said of the negative comments she received

Ms Bakes, (pictured), who has 32,700 Instagram followers, said some people would criticise her for being unhealthy and suggest she was eating too much

The mother (left) tried to explain her diminutive height, compared to her partner Tane (right) who is 190cm, meant her bump would look big in comparison to the rest of her body

Despite the unkind comments, Ms Bakes said she had also received hundreds of messages from people who had been through the same experience

Despite the unkind comments, she said she had also received hundreds of messages from people who had been through the same experience.


Some women told her about their polar opposite experience, where they would be asked if they were actually pregnant and told to eat more. 


Ms Bakes said she liked to share her pregnancy journey online to remind people about the reasons that went behind her pregnancy bump.

Ms Bakes said she liked to share her pregnancy journey online to remind people about the factors that went behind her pregnancy bump

'I think people have an idea in their head about how a pregnant woman should look, sometimes based off their own experiences, so they feel the need to comment and give their two cents,' she said.


'There are many factors that determine how you carry, such as weight, height, your partner's genetics, fluid, pregnancy conditions.' 


'No matter what size you are, pregnancy isn't easy.'


Kaelen joined his brother, 21-month-old Kyson, when he was born last month.

Some women told her about their polar opposite experience where they would be asked if they were actually pregnant and told to eat more (pictured with Kyson)