Los Angeles-based model Sarah Stage, who made headlines after posting photos of her slim figure at eight months pregnant, has given birth to a healthy baby boy.
Stage’s son, James Hunter, was born on Tuesday and weighs in at a whopping 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 22 inches long.
“He’s a big healthy boy and he got an APGAR score of eight to nine,” the 30-year-old model tells E! News, referring to a test that assesses a baby’s health. “Thank you for supporting me throughout my pregnancy!”
The happy news comes after Stage received a barrage of criticism for her fit appearance during her pregnancy.
Earlier this month, we reported on an Instagram post that garnered more than 7,000 comments, with some wishing Stage the best and calling her beautiful. But others criticized her for her petite frame, claiming it could cause health issues for the baby. Well, apparently, they were wrong.
Stage gained only 20 pounds during her pregnancy, which doctors say is perfectly normal. Women gain between 20 and 40 pounds throughout their pregnancy.