To say that every individual pregnancy is different would be an understatement.
Child birth is anything but predictable and most new parents are shocked to find that 9 months of preparation can fly out the window in the blink of an eye.
Social media influencers who share their pregnancy face more criticism
Social media influencers who choose to share their pregnancy journey online often help other expectant parents by answering questions and being open about obstacles.
However, they also face a lot more criticism from strangers and trolls.
Yanyah Milutinović is a mom and fitness influencer
A fitness influencer named Yanyah Milutinović is a self-proclaimed “Fit Mom” who goes by @yanyahgotitmade on social media.
Yanyah has amassed over 349k followers on Instagram and 182k followers on TikTok.
The mom-of-two gives followers a candid look at her life
The fitness mom-fluencer isn’t shy about sharing her life online, posting everything from her workout routine to her life as a new mom.
Yanyah delivered her first child four years ago and gave birth to her son in the summer of 2021.
Pregnancy didn’t slow down her work outs
Leading up to her son’s birth, Yanyah continued to follow a strict workout routine that had followers questioning whether it was good for the baby.
Despite the negative comments, the mom posted videos of her strength training regularly.
Negative comments were left on Yanyah’s videos throughout her pregnancy
Now that her son is approaching one year old, the mom-of-two has had some time to reflect on her pregnancy journey.
In a recent video, Yanyah highlights the online assault of negative comments that she received for promoting a “fit” pregnancy.
Critical commenters judged the mom
The majority of comments from mommy-shamers targeted Yanyah for engaging in an activity that they believed would somehow “damage” her baby.
On the flip side, Yanyah insists that her extremely active lifestyle actually made her pregnancy easier.
Trolls said “She’s killing her baby”
Firing back at her haters, the fitness mom posted a video including screenshots of all the truly horrific comments she received during her pregnancy.
One overly-concerned commenter even said, “She’s killing her baby.”
Yanyah delivered a 9lb healthy baby boy at full term
In the caption, Yanyah explained that she carried her son for 40+ weeks before giving birth to a “9lbs healthy boy.”
The video included the hashtags “#ListenToYourBody #TrustYourInstincts #StrongAsAMother and #FitPregnancy.”
The baby boy had the highest Apgar score possible
Yahyah also added that she had the “highest Apgar score possible.” An Apgar score is used by doctors to describe the condition of a newborn baby immediately after birth.
A score of 7, 8, or 9 is standard and means that the baby is in good health. The highest possible score is 10.
The mom delivered her son in a single 30-second push
The caption ends with the mom revealing she gave birth to her son in “30 seconds and in ONE SINGLE PUSH. That’s all I got to say.”
Yanyah’s baby came into the world in one single 30-second push that made the whole experience fairly quick from start to finish.
Some commenters shared their own birth stories
Commenters were eager to share their own birth stories. Some of the people who left comments agreed with Yanyah’s theory that her fitness level made the pregnancy easier.
Other parents had a different opinion.
A woman on long-term bed rest also had an easy delivery
One commenter stated that she spent the majority of her own 9-month pregnancy on bed rest and still had a very similar delivery.
She adds that some women are just naturally better at pushing during childbirth.
Most people were supportive of the mom
Yanyah mostly received overwhelming support for the video detailing her birth story.
Her followers praised the mom for her strength and also criticized the trolls who had left hateful comments.
Yanyah went back to the gym ASAP
After such a successful delivery, Yanyah didn’t waste any time getting back into her fitness routine.
She began at home doing lower impact pelvic floor workouts and exercises before she was ready to start strength training again.
She credits pelvic floor workouts for helping her prepare for delivery
The fitness fanatic credits her pelvic floor workouts during and after pregnancy for preventing bladder leaks and incontinence that are common with childbirth.
According to the Yanyah, her pregnancy exercises helped prepare her for delivery.
Everyone’s postpartum journey is different
Yanyah is now a vocal advocate on social media for postpartum fitness and recovery.
The mom-of-two says that she has “safely rebuilt” her strength after giving birth and has actually gotten stronger because she is able to lift more weight than she could pre-pregnancy.
Yanyah uses TikTok to encourage other moms
On TikTok, Yanyah shares her workout routines to encourage other moms to embrace fitness as a positive impact on pregnancy and postpartum journeys.
She’s received thousands of comments from parents who appreciate her guidance and encouragement.
Skeptics questioned whether the mom was ignoring medical advice
But it’s clear that the fitness lifestyle isn’t for everyone.
Some commenters remain critical of the mother and claim she’s going against medical advice by lifting heavy weights during the third trimester.
People familiar with weightlifting were less concerned about Yanyah’s pregnancy
People familiar with the sport of weight lifting pointed out that Yanyah’s history with strength training would make her better able to handle the stress on her body.
Her experience weight lifting would have made it more familiar during pregnancy.
The mom is open about her fitness journey
When Yanyah’s followers ask questions about how she manages working out while pregnant she is open and honest with her responses.
She also assures her followers that she has an educational background in prenatal fitness but that the most important thing she does is listen to her body.