Beyoncé Rumor Shows People Really Don't Get That Pregnant Women's Bodies Change A Lot

May 5th 2017

Almie Rose

Fact: Beyoncé is pregnant with twins.

Fact: Beyoncé appears to have swollen lips.

Not fact: Beyoncé has a puffier pout because of lip injections.

That's the rumor spread by MediaTakeOut with its article on Thursday titled "Something weird is going on with Beyoncé’s face"— and it's harmful, not only to the singer, but to pregnant women who are accused of getting plastic surgery simply because people are ignorant as to how a woman's body changes during pregnancy.

The pop star's spokesperson issued a statement slamming the media publication.

Yvette Noel-Schure issued the following statement to Gossip Cop, and did not hold back:

"What do you know about the effects of pregnancy on a woman’s entire body? Please tell me. Did you know that in addition to weight gain there is often a dramatic change in the blood flow in the system and increased fluid causing swelling? Do you know that often women’s gums get swollen? Do you know that it sometimes affects our speech, our ability to chew intently and a host of other things?"

She's right — there are changes to a pregnant body beyond the obvious.

"During pregnancy, the body produces approximately 50 percent more blood and body fluids to meet the needs of the developing baby," according to the American Pregnancy Association. "Swelling is a normal part of pregnancy that is caused by this additional blood and fluid."

Dentist Gildo Corradi told Parents magazine the swollen gums effect is real: "A pregnant woman's gums can become engorged with blood, creating deep pockets with tender tissue, and bleed during brushing or flossing."

This is a part of being pregnant some may not acknowledge — or even realize.

"But the sacrifice to our faces, our feet and our entire bodies is something we welcome because we bring beautiful humans into the world who will one day combat your hate and negativity," Noel-Schure went on to say.

Body shaming isn't needed or warranted for any woman, but body shaming a pregnant woman seems especially unnecessary. Nothing "weird" is going on with a pregnant woman's face — it's science, not surgery.