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Of all the things you’re looking forward to on the road to motherhood, we’re pretty sure stretch marks don’t make the list. But the honest truth is, you’ll probably get them. Research shows nine out of 10 women develop stretch marks during pregnancy and it’s completely normal. Due to this, more and more women have come out to embrace their stretch marks.
If you’re having a hard time dealing with the idea of stretch marks, consider it like battle scars of giving life to another human being, just like how this Malaysian mom had the best respond to internet trolls saying that they could ‘vomit’ by looking at her scars.
After having quadruplets, 23-year-old Doreen Ching has decided to share private photos of the impact that giving birth had on her body. Coming to terms with the changes, Doreen hope this would empower women who are going through the same thing. But among the support, there was definitely hate floating around.
“I received a lot of mummies’ inquiries asking me how to eliminate the scars as you’re gonna be scared… and that’s the price, even if you have money,” Doreen wrote.
“There’s no way to get rid of it, and it’s like, every day, every day, every day.”
“Only 21 at the time, I wondered how I would be able to accept my stomach looking like this for the rest of my life. The first thing I did when I got out of the delivery room was to look at my stomach and my tears came out. I was cracked up to a very serious kind of rupture and skin tissue was damaged.”
In a follow-up post when trolls started to emerge, she responded by saying: “I see a lot of people commenting calling me ‘ugly’ and it makes me very sick so much so I want to throw up.”
“Some men said it was all the woman’s fault for wanting to have so many kids. Do you have any respect for the women of the world? Your mother? Your wife? And a woman who can afford to have children?”
Luckily, the negative reactions were countered by the overwhelming majority of the positive ones. Check out what some of the lovely netizens had to say!
It blows my mind that we’re so often encouraged to feel like crap about the natural things our bodies do. Your stretch marks shouldn’t be the cause for you to run into your local supermarket for an over-the-counter miracle (read: bullshit) cream.
They’re a sign that you’ve been living your life; that you’ve been out there having experiences, and that you’ve changed. It’s also a sign that you’ve been growing older and will continue to develop (yes, probably eating) and those are all good things.
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