Giovanna Fletcher 'Fat-Shamed' By Nurse 11 Days After Giving Birth
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It's no secret that celebrities feel under immense pressure to lose weight after a having a baby, but we would never think that expectation to come from a medical professional.
However, that's exactly what happened to Giovanna Fletcher when she was 'fat-shamed' by a nurse just 11 days after giving birth to her second child, Buddy.
The mum-of-two, who is currently pregnant with her third child with Tom Fletcher, revealed how she visited hospital for a nail infection just 11 days after having Buddy.
She told Fabulous: "One of the nurses asked Tom for a photo, which was fine. I mean, I was quite emotional at the time. I had just finished feeding and whatever else.
"But before taking the photo she said: 'Oh look, Mummy's still got her tummy' and sort of laughed.
"I was like, 'Oh, that's a bit mean, but okay.' I was all over the place as we had to leave Buzz at home and we were there with Buddy and my emotions were all over the place."
Giovanna said the nurse then asked if she would like to be in the picture, which understandably she declined, while holding back tears.
"Then she said 'Oh no, maybe another time when your face has slimmed down.'"
A few days after the experience, Giovanna looked at herself in the shower and asked herself: " How do I feel about this? How do I feel about this body that I've hated for two decades?"
In that moment, Giovanna had a moment of realisation and she told herself: "It's amazing. My body is amazing."
Giovanna previously spoke about being called "a bit of a mess" by a stranger online after she'd been looking after her sons all day.
On Instagram she wrote: "I just looked in the mirror and thought, 'Fair point!'
"See, the thing is, I really don't have the time (or desire) to pile on the make up when I'm in my own home. In fact, I don't even look at my make up bag.
"Neither do I manage to do more than gather my hair and tie it up on top of my head. My clothes are baggy and ones I can run and play in..."
She continued: "The most important thing to note though, is that this is my face. The actual face I was born with.
"And I've NOT ONCE heard the boys complain that mummy isn't better put together. I am, in absolutely no doubt, that they love me in whatever state I happen to be in. I think their opinion carries far more weight."
We couldn't agree more.
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