A 23-year-old mom had the best response to trolls who said her stretch marks are disgusting.
Doreen Ching from Malaysia has decided to share private photos of the aftermath of giving birth to quadruplets.
Doreen hoped this would empower other mothers who are going through the same post-pregnancy stretch marks ordeal. However, while there are comments of support, there were also some comments of hate that described her as ‘ugly’ and ‘disgusting’ to which she responded perfectly.
“I received a lot of mummies’ inquiries asking me how to eliminate the scars as you’re gonna be scarred… and that’s the price of having and raising kids, 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,” she added. “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.”
Stretch marks don’t usually belong to the celebrated side of a postpartum body, but they are part of the experience.
At the time of writing, Doreen’s post gathered 23,000 reactions and 12,000 shares.
The mother-of-four also received hate comments from trolls.
“I see a lot of people commenting calling me ‘ugly’ and it makes me very sick so much so I want to throw up,” she said. “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?” she added. “My stomach doesn’t matter. I can still wear a bikini at home. I can only be as perfect as I can be.”
It’s clear that Doreen won’t be threatened by random internet trolls. Hats-off to Doreen for keeping her cool and telling the real story.
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