This pregnant yogi opened up about why she’s so *happy* to be gaining weight, and we’re here for it

We’re so obsessed with happy pregnancy stories, and we have so much respect for the awesome parents who document their pregnancies on social media. Like, seriously! That’s so many eyes to have on your every move, and people can be so harsh about how other people handle their pregnancies (and their post-pregnancy bodies, ugh). ICYMI, of our favorite yogis, Rachel Brathen, is documenting her pregnancy on Instagram. We were so happy to see her being so open about how things were going, and were seriously cheering her on when she gained a couple pound and was EXCITED about gaining weight. And it felt *so* revolutionary.

The mom-to-be explained,

"I'm doing my best to enjoy every minute of it☺️ I was a little worried about my weight for a while because in four months I only gained 3kg (6.5 pounds)."

But things are looking up! She continued, saying,

"But yesterday I stepped on the scale and I'm up 2 more!"

Why the excitement that she’s gaining weight? Well, the yogi explained, she’s worried about her baby’s health, not what she looks like!

"I just want to make sure she comes out as healthy and chubby as possible."

In a world that’s so ridiculously harsh about pregnant bodies, we love, love, love that Rachel is celebrating weight gain during pregnancy. Because it’s not all about getting back to your pre-pregnancy body (though if you do, no judgement there, either!). It really is about being healthy, and growing a healthy baby, too. And with 45k likes on the photo, we’re not the only ones cheering this yoga mama on!

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