“Why would you risk travel during a pregnancy??” asked one Facebook user. Added another: “She’s 8 months and flying that far? Not too smart.” Another user worried that the mom-to-be is too far from her Ob-Gyn if she gets sick.
Khloé, who is expecting her first child — a baby boy — with NBA player Tristan Thompson, has not disclosed her exact due date. The 33-year-old has, however, revealed that she’s in her third trimester, which means she is at least 28 weeks along. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, flying in your third trimester is perfectly safe. But air travel is not recommended after 36 weeks.
Meanwhile, Khloé wasn’t the only Keeping Up With the Kardashians star who came under fire for the Asian getaway. Kim, who welcomed her third child via surrogate on January 15, with husband Kanye West, was shamed for leaving 6-week-old daughter Chicago at home in California. “A newborn and kids leaves the country for business!!” fumed one Facebook user. “And Khloe needs to quit whining about how her painful and difficult pregnancy. She looks fine in Japan!!”
Though neither Khloe, Kim, 37, nor Kourtney, 38, have responded to the criticism, plenty of fans have come to their defense. As one person wrote about Khloe: “For those saying she shouldn’t fly, I’m sure her Dr. gave her the OK to do so.”
Maybe Khloé’s too busy taking fun pictures to deal with her haters. On Monday, the beaming Strong Looks Better Naked author took to social media to share pictures of her tummy with the caption, “8 months bumpin.”
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