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No cabe duda que el nacimiento de un bebé es una de las cosas más lindas que le puede suceder a una mujer. No obstante, las realidades son distintas y no todas lo pasan bien luego del parto.
Eso es precisamente lo que le ocurrió a la bloguera Ruth Lee, quien a pocos días de dar a luz decidió publicar en Instagram una realista imagen después del parto que ha sorprendido a todos.
“Seguí a varias modelos embarazadas durante mi embarazo, y cuando se hacían fotos en bikini, apenas cinco minutos después de tener a su bebé, yo pensaba: WOW. Espero que eso también me pase a mí”, escribió junto a la imagen.
No obstante, en su caso no ocurrió lo mismo, por lo que decidió compartir la instantánea para mostrar la realidad de muchas mujeres. “Tomé esta foto unos días después de que mi pequeña bebé naciera. Estaba atravesando una depresión postparto y sí, cuando la tomé estaba horrorizada. No podía creer que fuera yo”, indicó.
Para finalizar envió un mensaje a todas las mujeres que están pasando por lo mis: “No dejes que las redes sociales te dicten lo que es ser bella. Sé real”.
I’m posting this tonight with tears in my eyes. I can’t help it. The pregnancy and birth of my little girl was the most amazing thing I’ve ever been a part of. Some people don’t want kids, and I respect that. Really, I do. But for me, You see, I always have. When it finally happened though, it was so hard to fully comprehend. Pregnancy and babies, I mean that’s common. It’s everywhere. But when it’s YOUR body and YOUR baby, it’s so different. You literally feel like it’s a miracle. Because, when it happens to you, it is. What brings me to Instagram tonight, is the post-baby. I followed SO many pregnant models during my pregnancy. And when they photographed themselves pool-side 5 minutes postpartum, I thought, “wow! I hope that happens to me!” I was 25 when I gave birth. I was healthy. I was young. I stayed active during my pregnancy. I took the best prenatals, went to the gym, used every kind of stretch mark prevention you could think of. I took hours of birthing classes, read every book under the sun, and studied natural childbirth my whole pregnancy. I STILL ended up with a traumatic labor, cesarean section, scars, stretch marks, and unfortunately the inability to breastfeed long term. I took this picture a few days after I gave birth, when my PPD really first reared its head into my life. I took this and actually was horrified. I couldn’t believe it was me. I’m sharing it because I know in my heart that there are people out there that struggle with inadequacy. That might think they are not beautiful, that they might be ruined, less worthy, or not good enough. Yours might not actually be physical scars, but maybe, a failed relationship, a difficulty in your career, a mental struggle, money issues, or just feeling lost in life. Be kind to yourself. And know that you are not alone. Comparison is the thief of joy. Don’t let social media taint your view of what is beautiful, what is REAL. And above all, know that if you are struggling, I am here. I have an open inbox or (if you actually know me) an open door. #stopcensoringmotherhood #nofilter
I owe my body an apology. Growing up, I spent a lot of time hating it. I spent a lot of time not treating it nicely- not enough food, not enough sleep, probably, too much caffeine. At the age of 18, I went on “slim fast”. I barely weighed over 100 pounds at the time. When I first started “modeling”, I would starve myself for shoots. And still, my body never gave up on me. It continued to carry me through its mistreatment. I found fitness in my 20’s, and even though it was a positive change, I still made bad choices. Improper nutrition, excessive use of supplements, and a heavy influence of partying. Last year, my body gave me a huge surprise. After many personal health complications, I always thought I would end up having a hard time conceiving. But there I was last March, staring at a positive pregnancy test. After the shock wore off, I was truly so excited. I have ALWAYS wanted to be a mom. I thought I knew what it would entail. I never knew I would get the worst of my stretch marks on my legs and booty. No one ever told me that could even happen. I never knew a young, healthy woman who had a relatively perfect and healthy pregnancy would end up on an operating table to have her baby cut out of her. I never knew I would end up with unexplainable depression after giving birth. I never knew I would end up despising my own reflection. I took this picture shortly after giving birth. I researched stretch mark creams and even considered paying a hefty price tag for laser treatment. No one ever told me it was OK to actually love them. No article or cream advertised the option to just keep them with pride. I had to learn that on my own. Yes, time has already greatly reduced the appearance of these, and most the time you can barely see them these days. But, I am choosing to share this image today to promote an uncommon opinion. You are allowed to choose to love yourself. Even if society tells you you’re imperfect or need fixing. You may owe your body an apology- because you’re still here today, even after all the times you doubted or disliked yourself. You’re. Still. Here. And that matters. #flawsome #loveyourlines #selflove #bodypositive #tigerstripes