‘Listras de tigresa’: mãe faz depoimento inspirador contando como voltou a amar seu corpo

Redação Hypeness - 30/01/2017 às 05:10 | Atualizada em 30/01/2017 às 06:21

Que mãe nunca se decepcionou com as marcas no corpo deixadas pela gravidez e pelo parto? Afinal, a maioria das imagens e relatos que vemos sobre a maternidade não dão conta do seu lado mais feio e mostram apenas as coisas boas de ser mãe. Agora, uma blogueira está buscando conscientizar futuras mamães sobre o lado não tão bonito da maternidade.

Alexandra Kilmurray tem 23 anos e dois filhos: o mais velho está com 18 meses, enquanto o menor tem apenas cinco meses de vida. Após dar à luz, ela lutou contra a depressão pós-parto e decidiu não deixar que mais nenhuma mulher passe por isso sozinha. Para que isso fosse possível, Alexandra criou o blog Mother by Nature, em que busca abordar também os problemas enfrentados por muitas mulheres durante a gravidez e após o parto.

Recentemente, uma foto publicada por ela através do Instagram acabou se tornando viral justamente por mostrar as transformações no corpo decorrentes das duas gestações. Na publicação, Alexandra conta como demorou para voltar a aceitar o seu corpo e se sentir bonita.

Well, I know a lot of you guys are probably thinking 'why would she post this picture', but, it took me 18 months to get here, 18 months to not cry when I look in the mirror, 18 months to finally feel beautiful in my own skin again! No one warns you about the dark sides of motherhood and pregnancy.. no one gives you a heads up on how much you change physically and mentally after you become a mother. It's been a long and hard postpartum ride for me.. 18 months after my first son and 5 months after my second son I feel like I can finally see the light ✨ and it genuinely feels amazing? cheers to you mamas who are battling postpartum depression and still getting up everyday for your children! Cheers to you mamas who still cry about the marks on your skin from birthing your perfect babies! Cheer to motherhood, cheers to knowing that this too shall pass! And things will get better? © 2017 by Alexandra Kilmurray All rights reserved #motherhood #breastmilk #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #mommyandme #tigerstripes #postpartum #postpartumdepression #babies #mombod #proud #inlove

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Bem eu sei que muitos de vocês estão pensando ‘por que ela postaria essa foto?’, mas demorou 18 meses para chegar até aqui, 18 meses para não chorar quando eu olho no espelho, 18 meses para finalmente me sentir bonita em minha própria pele de novo! Ninguém avisa você sobre o lado oculto da maternidade e gravidez… Ninguém chama sua atenção sobre o quanto você muda física e mentalmente depois que se torna mãe. Tem sido uma longa e difícil jornada pós-parto para mim… 18 meses depois do meu primeiro filho e cinco meses depois do meu segundo filho, eu sinto que finalmente posso ver a luz e isso parece genuinamente incrível. Um viva para vocês mamães que estão lutando contra a depressão pós-parto e ainda assim se levantam todos os dias para seus filhos! Um viva para vocês mamães que ainda choram com as marcas em suas peles do nascimento dos seus bebês perfeitos! Um viva para a maternidade, um viva por saber que isso também irá passar! E as coisas vão melhorar.

Depois da repercussão da postagem, a blogueira pediu que outras mulheres compartilhassem fotografias de seus corpos e relatos de como estavam lidando com as mudanças no corpo. O resultado é uma enxurrada de amor e mostra que nenhuma mãe está sozinha nessa, como provam as publicações abaixo. ♥

✨✨✨Repost✨✨✨ from @baybayruth You guys must be thinking I'm crazy to post these, ammmmmiright? Society will look at the first picture (2 days Postpartum) and be offended. Cankles. Messy hair. No make up. A DIAPER, for goodness sake. (We ogle and thrive off of the images of women looking like beautiful unicorn fairy models after birthing humans. ? whyyyyyy.) Not my usual look. But guess what? I made my husband take that picture because it was REAL. I felt victorious. I was probably in my weakest condition ever ever ever, yet I felt so strong. Society will look at the second picture (8 weeks Postpartum) and be offended. Omg stretch marks are you serious?! How embarrassing. ? (zoom in, I dare you!) I am so sick of people acting like stretch marks don't happen. Yes, some of you amazing ladies have been kissed by the angel of luck and managed to birth a watermelon without so much as a whisper of an imperfection, but I am not one of you. And most women aren't. Yet, it's so rare to see evidence that stretch marks exist. It's so rare, in fact, that we are forced to view them as ugly or uncommon. ?Let's change that. I find them so bad ass and beautiful. Pregnancy and motherhood are no joke. We earned these. ⚡️ I'm grateful, so so so grateful for this body of mine, saggy skin and stretchmarks included. I can't wait for Presley to get older and for me to show those stripes off to her. (& tell her that I have them from growing her beautiful little soul inside me.) ????? I LOVE MY MOM BOD! #takingbackpostpartum #8weekspostpartum #fourthtrimester #babymomma #tigerstripes ???? you look amazing mama!! Rock on with your beautiful mom bod✨✨ #motherhood #mommiesunite #motherbynature #beautymarks #stretchmarksarebeautiful #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #fourthtrimester #normalizestretchmarks

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#Repost @stellaaamarie with @repostapp ・・・ I keep going back & forth on whether or not I should post this picture. It isn't the most flattering of photos, heck it isn't flattering at all. But there is more than meets the eye and this is more than just a photo. Pregnancy & Birthing truly is a wonderful thing and Motherhood is simply the most rewarding however there is the other side of all this beauty that no one really talks about and I am not sure why. There are SO many expectations as a (new) mom yet we barely take into consideration everything that a woman goes through from pregnancy to giving birth to becoming a Mother. Physical, mental and emotional. Yes, you'll still look pregnant right after giving birth – No, your old clothes won't fit right away and for some of us – Yes, we get these marks that are here to stay. But see, this is FAR more than just a photo and these marks go deeper than you think. This is about adjusting into a new role, it's about figuring out how to raise a child, how to do all these things you've never done before. This is about how to be a new Mom without crying every second that you can't figure out why your baby is crying. This for those bad days and breaking down. This is for trying, for dedicating, for working hard and for putting myself last just so I could put her first. This is for Motherhood – the good, the bad & the ugly. And I embrace it. All of it. Cause this too shall pass and the only way to go from here is up. When a baby is born, so is a Mother and with it is a lifetime of lessons. So to all the Moms out there going through their own struggles, whatever it may be, kudos to you for doing THE hardest job there is while still able to manage a smile just for your little ones. Here's to us! ✨???? #thisissomerealshit #uncensored #motherhood #birthing #pregnancy #postpartum #postpartumdepression #stayingstrong #love #babies #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #tigerstripes #proud (THANK YOU @alexandrabrea_ for the huge inspiration ❤️) Thank you so much for sharing with us mama, you are truly an inspiration✨ changing the worlds perspective on stretch marks, one belly pic at a time ???

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