While we鈥檝e made tons of strides in terms of body positivity, it鈥檚 always disheartening when we hear of another instance of body shaming, or in this particular case, pregnancy shaming. That being said, there is nothing better than an epic clap back that puts those haters in their place, as one pregnant news anchor did when someone called her 鈥渄isgusting.鈥

Laura Warren, a news anchor for Augusta, Georgia鈥檚 WRWD, shared on her blog about a voicemail she received from a viewer who took offense at the sight of Warren鈥檚 baby bump. The woman鈥檚 message said, 鈥淧lease go to Target and buy some decent maternity clothes so you don鈥檛 walk around looking like you got a watermelon strapped under your too-tight outfits. Target鈥檚 got a great line of maternity clothes in case you鈥檝e never heard of such a thing. You鈥檙e getting to where you鈥檙e being disgusting on the TV.鈥

The 20 weeks-pregnant expecting mama said that while she鈥檚 typically thick-skinned and would鈥檝e deleted the voicemail pre-pregnancy, she鈥檚 鈥渉ormonal, currently not allowed to drink wine, and feeling extra in touch with my feminist side.鈥

So instead, Warren wound up doubting herself. In her personal blog Bump, Baby, and Breaking News, the anchor found herself questioning, 鈥淒o I really look disgusting? What outfit is she talking about? Why did she call on Friday, I wasn鈥檛 even working Friday鈥.did she boil over this all week and wait until I was off to leave me a voicemail? Oh crap, am I tearing up at my desk? NOT here. And, NOT over this. This lady doesn鈥檛 deserve to get a rise out of me. Does she know that I鈥檓 wearing maternity clothes?鈥

But ultimately, rather than letting another person鈥檚 negativity ruin her self-worth, she decided to turn it into something good. 鈥淪o, I think instead of letting this lady get me down, I鈥檓 just going to turn her negative energy into positive energy,鈥 she wrote. How? 鈥淚鈥檓 going to say as many nice things as I can to as many people as I can, and I鈥檓 going to do it in a dress that fits these beautiful new curves with my 鈥榳atermelon鈥 stomach showing,鈥 Warren shared.

And that is a beautiful thing.

What do you think of the woman鈥檚 voicemail? Tell us @BritandCo!

(h/t Allure; photos via Laura Warren/Facebook)