5 Reasons why Kylie Jenner's pregnancy was the most unrealistic thing ever
In what turned out to be one of the world's best-kept secrets, Kylie Jenner revealed in one bombshell hit last week that yes, she was pregnant all along AND that she'd already had the baby. The youngest of the Kardashian klan at age 20, Kylie welcomed her newborn daughter Stormi Webster to the world on February 1.
She shared the news on Instagram, apologising to fans for keeping them in the dark but explaining she did it to have the most "stress-free" pregnancy. It was a noble (and smart) move, but it also sheds light on why Kylie's pregnancy is so, so different from real life.
Of course, every pregnancy is different, but because of Kylie's colossal influence over millions of fans around the world, we need to remember that her experience was a very unique, and privileged one. Parenthood isn't always so easy and beautiful, so here are 5 reasons why Kylie's pregnancy was a totally unrealistic representation of real life.
1. Being totally financially stable at her age
Best friend Jordyn Woods proved her wisdom in the 11-minute YouTube video that chronicled Kylie's pregnancy journey by stating: "When you're 20 years old, you're just figuring out your life. You don't know what you want. You're an indecisive teenager becoming a young adult. And there was one thing your mom knew for sure, and that was you."
As beautiful a sentiment as this is, it's important to remember that not everyone is as lucky as Kylie. The makeup mogul probably isn't facing the same kind of "figuring out your life" dilemma as other 20-year-olds are. With a net worth of approximately $50 million, she'll never have to worry about money, work, or relying on welfare payments to raise the child.
2. Having such a big support network
Kim, Kourtney (and soon Khloé Kardashian) have young children themselves, meaning Kylie can find support in her sisters, who are going through the same things at the same time. Not to mention the aforementioned financial means enabling her to hire an abundance of staff, home doctors, and other professionals to make her nine months the most pleasant they can be.
3. The operation that was keeping things secret
It's no mean feat for the celebrity to have kept the whole thing entirely hush-hush. For most people, even trying to keep a new baby secret for 12 weeks is hard enough. But Kylie's friends, family and staff all must have had to sign confidentiality agreements and entered legal obligations to not to say anything.
4. Nothing looked gross about it
Okay, so it's not just the Kardashian-Jenners who are guilty of this. No-one talks about the weird/gross/embarrassing things your body does during childbirth and in the months leading up to it - and the dreamy way in which Kylie's journey was depicted in the video attests to this. Only when Kim tells Kylie, "I need to school you on what your vagina's about to feel like, for real," do we get a hint.
5. Her body "snapping back"
Fellow pregnancy pal Heather Sanders uploaded a picture of their matching bumps, ending the caption with: "Can’t wait for Your Snap Back We Not Even Ready, The Most [fire] Mama Ever!!”
This just adds to the pressure many women feel about getting their post-baby body back to their pre-pregnancy state. A fast "snap back" achieved by exercise, weight-loss or diet probably won't be that difficult for Kylie given her access to the best trainers and nutritionists, and this might set unrealistic examples for other women.
Well, she can't have it much better when it comes to nurturing a newborn child. Nevertheless, Kylie's new baby is very exciting news, and we can't wait to see little Stormi grow up.