Expectant Mother Kept Sharing Perfect Pregnancy Photos, Then Revealed The Real Everyday Life Of A Future Mom
Today, future mothers are spoilt for choice on information about how pregnancy should proceed. The internet is full of articles with recommendations on what they should eat, how to dress up, what sleeping positions are best, and much more. At times, the abundance of advice can even be confusing.
Moreover, it has recently become fashionable to upload personal photos of a growing tummy to social networks. In earlier times, moms-to-be shared such intimate pictures only with their close ones; now they have become publicly accessible to all web users.
All this creates tremendous stress for the majority of expectant mothers. By comparing Instagram photos with their real everyday life, some of them may think that they are doing something wrong. These women think they have to be as beautiful as celebrities in the photos. Therefore, future mothers are becoming very disheartened and are experiencing a lot of complexes due to the mismatching image imposed by social networks.
However, one woman decided to shed some light on the problem.
Similar to all future moms, Sophie Cachia wants to be beautiful, happy, and always keep a perfect shape.
However, it seems highly suspicious: always a stylish outfit, chic manicure, and a beautiful hairstyle while she is still pregnant. What is her secret?
As it turns out, this adorable woman soon showed the real truth of pregnancy. After all those perfect photos, Sophie shared this collage and delivered a very important and frank message to her subscribers.
I feel like I deceived you all. I uploaded a photo of me looking pretty darn glamorous. And although I like that photo of myself, and I did put in effort to go out in the city looking “nice” that day to perk myself up a bit – I feel like a lot of you misinterpreted me as a person. You see, there were a lot... and I mean a lot of comments... saying “wow you looking amazing” and “how do you look so good.” But the ones that really didn’t sit well with me were the “I wish I could look like you when pregnant” Now ladies listen up! I’d had a spray tan, one that’s now manky. My hair was curled, it’s now sweat-infested in a knotty bun. I had applied my “glam” makeup look that takes 30 mins, and I had big sunnies covering half my face. I also somehow looked thinner, especially than how I feel, but I think it was just the angles and #instahubby worked some magic that day by nailing it with the first pic.
Now whilst I am only 26 and proud of the fact I sometimes make a lot of effort in my presentation, I do things like tan, makeup, hair, etc quite regularly... That is not me everyday! I can assure you that 5/7 days a week, this is me. I’m a 33 week pregnant extremely uncomfortable woman, one with furry teeth; I have a bikini line that I haven't seen for over a month assumably in desperate need of a good wax and owner to a smell of sweat that I can’t quite figure out where it's coming from. This is me in all my swollen-cankles glory. This is me doing my third load of washing wearing a bathers top & undies around the house because who needs clothes inside when you're pregnant.
Me glammed up and going out is still "real." It's still the person I love being and the person that I am... I'm just saying that's not me everyday.
Please don't say “I wish I looked like you” because, whilst I should take that as a compliment and I am grateful for your kindness, every person's body is different, everyone's pregnancy is different, and the last thing I ever want to seem like I am is the person who makes everything look OK all the time.
If you appreciate the woman’s honesty, share this significant message with your friends. Let them know the truth as well.