I Find ‘Baby Bump’ Irritating – Chimamanda Adichie

Speaking at a time when flaunting baby bump online has become a trend in the world of celebrities, award-winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, has addressed the issue saying that pregnancy is a sacred stage of a woman’s life which she ought to be discreet about.

In a recent interview with UK’s Channel 4 News, where she talked about racism in America and the UK, among other issues, Chimamanda said:

“I wanted my pregnancy to be something I shared with the people I love, with the people who know me. There is a kind of pregnancy as a trendy thing that I find very uncomfortable with and I deeply dislike expressions like ‘baby bump’.

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“I find it very irritating. It was a very deeply introspective time, thinking about (how) my life is going to change forever and the enormousness of bringing a baby into the world. It was a sacred time for me and I wanted to share it with the people I love.”

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I Find ‘Baby Bump’ Irritating – Chimamanda Adichie

According to her, this was the reason why she kept her pregnancy away from the public when she was expecting her child.

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Adichie’s point — that there is often a big show around pregnancy, especially for celebrities — comes at a time when the scrutiny on women-as-mothers has arguably never been greater, and celebrity culture places great value on all parts of the process: from the appearance of the “baby bump” to the reveal of .-baby body.

Adichie’s refusal to participate in the process is unsurprising considering her personality, but it’s still refreshing.

Recall that the renowned writer made a shocking announcement of her child’s birth during an interview with the Financial Times when she casually mentioned that she was breast-feeding. The author of ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ had said:

“I have some friends who probably don’t know I was pregnant or that I had a baby. I just feel like we live in an age when women are supposed to perform pregnancy. We don’t expect fathers to perform fatherhood.”


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