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"I Call Them My Hope Wounds": Mom Of Triplets Posts Empowering Message About Embracing Her Stretch Marks And Changed Body

Date July 12, 2019 01:56

A lot of attention is often paid to physical appearances and perfection. So much so that people find it difficult to accept themselves if they feel they have a bodily flaw. This is especially common in women who have just had babies.

The body undergoes so many changes during pregnancy and childbirth that it may look different. and new mothers often find themselves struggling to lose weight, for instance.

One mother's powerful message serves as a reminder for women not to feel insecure about these changes.

Getting pregnant

In an interview, Desiree Fortin opened up about her struggles with getting pregnant. She had been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome so she couldn't conceive naturally for a long time.

Eventually, she and her husband, Ryan, decided to undergo fertility treatment.

My journey to become a mom was harder than I thought it would be.

After a year of IVF, Desiree got pregnant with triplets, two identical boys and a girl.

A powerful message

After the birth of her babies, Desiree posted a photo of herself on social media where she talked about embracing body imperfection, especially after childbirth. She began by saying:

"For every woman unhappy with her postpartum marks, there is one wishing she had them.” I love this quote.

She then talked about how she fervently hoped to become a mother for a long time, and how finding out she was pregnant was music to her ears. The mom said that even though she didn't expect that her body would look the way it did before she wouldn't feel bad about it because it represented just how far she had come.

She referenced her loose skin and stretch marks, describing them as the miracle for carrying three babies.

"I call my postpartum marks my 'Hope wounds' and they have taught me a greater meaning of self-love and appreciation for my body."

She also urged other moms to love themselves and realize that mom bodies represented motherhood, life, children and love.

Desiree's post was meant to inspire and that's just what it did. One Instagram user, @curlywhirl24, said:

I dislike my body after triplets because of the saggy skin. I love how inspiring you are and post pictures of yourself! Gives me a boost of confidence.

Desiree's message was pretty simple but very important. Love yourself no matter who you are or what flaws you think you have. There's always plenty to be grateful for.

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