Sarah Stage, the pregnant fit model who sparked controversy after posting photos of her six-pack baby bump, gave birth Tuesday to an eight pound, seven ounce baby boy.
Stage's pregnancy pictures went viral last month, spurring many to question whether her modest eight-month bump was healthy, according to Us Weekly
Despite some of the negative comments she received on Instagram, Stage told Us Weekly she was confident that she made healthy choices for her and her child.
"She has been eating a diet of spinach, chicken, and quinoa to keep her baby healthy," Viva Glam magazine reported
. "Doctors say women’s bodies can react differently during pregnancy and also a woman's height plays a role in the way a woman will look and carry weight during pregnancy."
Sources told TMZ that Stage's delivery went smoothly on Tuesday
, and acknowledged that some may be surprised by the healthy size of her new baby boy.
"Totally normal size for a newborn, and maybe even a little large considering Mom posted a pic Monday that looked like she'd just had a big lunch," the gossip site noted. "Stage's pregnancy was so easy, she even went out to dinner with pal Melissa Molinaro on Sunday night still looking like your typical rail thin L.A. chick."
Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News medical contributor, said she did not see anything wrong with Stage's weight going into the final weeks of her pregnancy, considering she's a tall model who lives a healthy lifestyle.
"She has gained the appropriate amount of weight for this point in her pregnancy and seems very healthy," Ashton said, according to Global magazine
, which noted that The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says women are expected to gain between 20 and 40 pounds during pregnancy.
Stage told "Good Morning America" in March that she did not know quite what to expect when she first became pregnant.
"I really wanted to have a baby," she said at the time. "But you don't really know how your body's going to be while you're pregnant — or after the pregnancy. You just hope for the best."
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