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Chrissy Teigen just shared a photo of herself giving birth to clap back at trolls who say she used a surrogate and a fake bump

Anna Medaris   

Chrissy Teigen just shared a photo of herself giving birth to clap back at trolls who say she used a surrogate and a fake bump
LifeScience4 min read
  • Chrissy Teigen shared a photo of her C-section birth after a troll claimed she used a fake baby bump.
  • Teigen, 37, said she was excited to have a C-section after two vaginal deliveries.

Chrissy Teigen is clapping back at trolls who claim she wore a fake bump and used a surrogate to carry and deliver her baby daughter Esti.

Teigen, 37, now a mom of three with her husband John Legend, shared a photo on her Instagram stories of her Cesarean section delivery in January.

The model, cookbook author, and entrepreneur said she was inspired to share the photo in response to hateful comments on her Instagram. She posted a screenshot from one commenter, who wrote that Teigen was "born male" and "used something called a moonbump" to fake her pregnancy while using a surrogate. "I'm a huge fan of Chrissy by the way," the commenter added.

Teigen said she was "obsessed" with the comment, before posting her birth photo.

Teigen said she had a vaginal delivery with her first two children, Luna, 7, and son Miles, 4, and told People in March she was looking forward to a Cesarean delivery. "I was kind of excited because I'm like, 'Yeah, I've done the vaginal thing twice. Let's try this,' " she said. "I really love surgery."

"I like that I've seen both experiences," she added.

Cesarean deliveries can be planned due to various conditions like breech presentation — when the the baby is positioned feet-first, instead of head-first — per the Cleveland Clinic.

Teigen has previously been open about her pregnancy loss with a boy she and legend had named Jack in 2020. "We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before," Teigen wrote on Instagram soon after the loss.

Then, in August 2022, she announced her pregnancy with the help of IVF.

"The last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again. 1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as u can see!) we have another on the way," she wrote.

"I don't think I'll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I'm feeling hopeful and amazing."




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