Emily Ratajkowski is opening up about her pregnancy body — and slamming rumors about it.
The model, who is expecting her first child with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, took to her Instagram Story on Friday, Jan. 22, to discuss her pregnancy.
Emily started by responding to followers who have told her to stop getting lip injections. "I've never had lip injections (no judging folks who do—y'all look great!) but you can't even get injections when you're pregnant! A woman's blood volume increases 50% which is why ladies can get a little puffy in the face and lips during pregnancy."
The 29-year-old beauty, who is more than eight months along in her pregnancy, also engaged with commenters who feel that she has been pregnant "forever."
"LOL yes pregnancy lasts for 40 weeks which can definitely feel like a long time, but I announced halfway into my pregnancy and it's only been 3 months since then!" she wrote. She also disagreed with the perceived length of her pregnancy, noting it has gone by very quickly for her.
Spending the tail end of her pregnancy on a palm-tree lined beach and even on a boat, Emily has had the opportunity to focus on how grateful she is for her changing body.
"I've found I have a whole new appreciation for what my body can do and what is beautiful," she wrote. "I'm gonna celebrate it on here when I feel like it."
Since first announcing her pregnancy, the actress has been reflective of this season in her life. In an October 2020 essay for Vogue, she touched upon the loneliness of pregnancy.
"Pregnancy is innately lonely; it's something a woman does by herself, inside her body, no matter what her circumstances may be. Despite having a loving partner and many female friends ready to share the gritty details of their pregnancies, I am ultimately alone with my body in this experience," she wrote. "There is no one to feel it with me—the sharp muscular aches in my lower abdomen that come out of nowhere while I'm watching a movie or the painful heaviness of my breasts that now greets me first thing every morning. My husband has no physical symptoms in 'our' pregnancy, another reminder of how different a woman and man's experience of life can be."