Watch Victoria Secret’s Romee Strijd Break Down As She Reveals Her Rare Condition and Pregnant Belly
Victoria’s Secret model Romee Strijd has always wanted to be a mom. The Dutch beauty is currently 16 weeks pregnant with her first child with her boyfriend Laurens Van Leeuwen. She posted a steamy picture on Instagram to commemorate the moment and even let fans know how big her baby is.
Romee Strijd Looked Gorgeous In Lingerie To Share The Size Of Her Baby
Romee revealed in her Instagram post that her baby is now the size of an avocado, her favorite fruit. But, most people would probably be too distracted to focus on that and instead may be looking at how amazing the mom-to-be looks. She posed in a lace mauve-pink bodysuit and jeans that really had the comments on her post buzzing. The heart eye emojis and “you look beautiful comments” kept flowing for the 24-year-old as she gears up for the next chapter in her life, motherhood. The post also features a picture of an avocado, and it really just shows off her excitement to have a baby.
At the end of May, the couple made a YouTube video announcing the pregnancy and they seemed very excited to meet their little one. Romee even got emotional at one point talking about her journey to pregnancy and how hard it was to conceive.
She Never Thought Having A Baby Was Possible
Romee shared her story about her battle with PCOS, a hormonal disorder that may decrease fertility for women of the child-bearing age. She posted on Instagram about how this pregnancy came as an absolute shock to her because of her PCOS. Her body was always in “fight or flight mode.” This was because as a Victoria’s Secret model, she followed a strict workout schedule, was always traveling and eating a restrictive diet. It took a toll on her body and made her stress out which in turn was not good given her disorder.
When she was diagnosed with PCOS, she was very emotional because the dream of having babies naturally seemed unattainable for her. “My world collapsed because my biggest dream was always to start a family with Laurens” she said in her YouTube video. This prompted her to start making more lifestyle changes like less high-intensity training, not restricting foods, taking breaks from work and trying natural supplements. The couple moved to Amsterdam to spend more time with their family after spending years in America to fulfill Romee’s dream of being a Victoria’s Secret model. Romee credits these changes in making all of the difference and leading her to this exciting point of having a baby.
One person on Twitter shared how happy they were for the model of finally achieving her dream of being a mom.
Romee gave some advice on her Instagram post to other women who are struggling to get pregnant. “To the women trying to conceive, believe in yourself and be nice for yourself and your body and don’t let those thoughts get to you too much,” she said.