La estadounidense es conocida por publicar contenidos de belleza y ahora está enorgulleciendo a sus congéneres.
Ruth Lee es una bloguera de Utah, Estados Unidos, quien se hizo popular en las redes sociales por publicar contenidos de belleza dedicados a las mujeres, las mimas que ahora le agradecen la honestidad que ha demostrado al revelar los drásticos cambios en su cuerpo tras dar a luz a su hija.
La estadounidense fue madre hace algunos meses y ha ido registrando cada uno de los cambios que ha experimentado su cuerpo luego del parto, y lo ha mostrado en Instagram.
I DON'T LIKE MY BODY. In March 2016, my boyfriend and I were shocked to find out that I was a few weeks pregnant. We weren't married & I was in the middle of a semester at college. Shortly after our first ultrasound, I woke up with pain, cramping, and bleeding. The nurses prepared me for the procedure of a miscarriage. My body, which had surprised me with this baby, was now going to betray me by taking it away. I didn't like my body. The next day, we saw our little gummy bear floating around with a strong heartbeat. She was going to be OK. I started liking my body again. My baby grew big and strong, and my body had to stretch immensely to house her. In my third trimester, stretch marks expanded on my belly, thighs, and booty. And though I dreamed of as natural of a birth as possible, after 39 weeks and 6 days, my daughter was born via cesarean section. My body had failed. It failed to keep her safe during delivery (during contractions her heart rate and blood flow were decreasing) and it had also failed to dilate properly, after almost a full 24 hours of laboring. While recovering from my surgery, I didn't like my body. I didn't want to look at my scar. My bandages stayed on as long as they could. I didn't want to face the reality in the mirror. I shared the picture on the left on Insta, and to my utter shock, it blew up. Hundreds of women commented and messaged me; finally seeing something on social media that was relatable. In the months between these two images, I have shared my struggles, & also my victories. I've connected with so many amazing warrior-Mommas. I've asked for help. I've gotten treatment for PPD. I've practiced self care. I've started eating better, exercising. I see my stretchies today and am reminded of the 39 weeks and 6 days that my beautiful, perfect baby grew; my body her home. I remember her kicks, and the special moments of pregnancy that we shared. I see my scar and am filled with gratitude that I live in a time where doctors were able to get my baby here alive. Magic happened there. I DON'T LIKE MY BODY… i love it. How could I not? #postpartum #bodyafterbaby #csection #csectionscar #fourthtrimester #bodypositive #selflove
"Seguía a muchas modelos que, también esperaban hijos, durante mi embarazo. Y cuando ellas se fotografiaban cinco minutos después de haber dado a luz, en la piscina, yo pensaba '¡Wow! ¡Espero que eso mismo me pase a mí!'", relató.
I weighed 175+ pounds when I gave birth to my daughter. I lost the majority of the weight easily enough in the beginning: almost 9 lbs was pure baby + I had no energy to eat + I was breastfeeding + recovering from major abdominal surgery led me to even less of a desire to eat. But, as new moms will learn, what you have underneath the weight you lose after baby is NOT a body that you are familiar with. My skin's elasticity was shot. Any muscles that I had built over the years were nonexistent. My cute belly button was stretched beyond belief. Loose skin just hung from my tummy, my back, and my legs. My hormones were wildly imbalanced. I ended up on Zoloft, which although greatly benefited me, also provided some undesirable side effects- one of which is weight gain. Now, this is not a pity party or a rally to terrify expecting mothers. No, what this is- is my journey. Real life. And it's possible someone else out there will read this and relate, and feel understood. If you follow me on Snapchat, you will notice that I am attempting a drastic difference in my diet. I also am making a much more serious effort to get to the gym. I am NOT and will not resort to anything extreme. I am simply adjusting my relationship with food. I got really depressed at the gym recently. I physically could not finish an exercise that I used to be able to do. I felt defeated. I felt weak. I wanted to run out of the gym as fast as possible and drown my sorrows in a Taco Bell Drive Thru. (It's embarrassing, I know.) It's funny how one moment of "weakness" can cancel out days of hard work and progress. A hoard of negativity took over my mentality. "Why was I even trying? Look at all these perfect girls at the gym. Look at me. I'm embarrassing. I shouldn't be here. I should give up." No. I decided to stick it out and hopped on an elliptical and turned my approaching tears into sweat. I didn't run a marathon, I didn't gain a new PR that day; but I did show myself respect. I felt down on myself that day, and then I looked at these pictures side by side. This is not a before and after. This is a To Be Continued. Trust. The. Process. #postpartum #csection #mombod #momswholift #bodypositive
Una publicación compartida de Ruth Lee (@baybayruth) el 10 de Jun de 2017 a la(s) 8:34 PDT
Pero su experiencia postparto no fue como la de las modelos que seguía en las redes sociales. Lee explicó que tuvo un "trabajo de parto traumático" seguido de una cesárea, quedando con "cicatrices, estrías y, lamentablemente, la incapacidad de amamantar a largo plazo", contó.
I owe my body an apology. Growing up, I spent a lot of time hating it. I spent a lot of time not treating it nicely- not enough food, not enough sleep, probably, too much caffeine. At the age of 18, I went on "slim fast". I barely weighed over 100 pounds at the time. When I first started "modeling", I would starve myself for shoots. And still, my body never gave up on me. It continued to carry me through its mistreatment. I found fitness in my 20's, and even though it was a positive change, I still made bad choices. Improper nutrition, excessive use of supplements, and a heavy influence of partying. Last year, my body gave me a huge surprise. After many personal health complications, I always thought I would end up having a hard time conceiving. But there I was last March, staring at a positive pregnancy test. After the shock wore off, I was truly so excited. I have ALWAYS wanted to be a mom. I thought I knew what it would entail. I never knew I would get the worst of my stretch marks on my legs and booty. No one ever told me that could even happen. I never knew a young, healthy woman who had a relatively perfect and healthy pregnancy would end up on an operating table to have her baby cut out of her. I never knew I would end up with unexplainable depression after giving birth. I never knew I would end up despising my own reflection. I took this picture shortly after giving birth. I researched stretch mark creams and even considered paying a hefty price tag for laser treatment. No one ever told me it was OK to actually love them. No article or cream advertised the option to just keep them with pride. I had to learn that on my own. Yes, time has already greatly reduced the appearance of these, and most the time you can barely see them these days. But, I am choosing to share this image today to promote an uncommon opinion. You are allowed to choose to love yourself. Even if society tells you you're imperfect or need fixing. You may owe your body an apology- because you're still here today, even after all the times you doubted or disliked yourself. You're. Still. Here. And that matters. #flawsome #loveyourlines #selflove #bodypositive #tigerstripes
La bloguera de 25 años incluso sufrió de depresión postparto, pero con el tiempo consiguió superarlo, y ahora muestra los cambios en su cuerpo para demostrarle a otras madres primerizas que es algo natural y no tienen de qué avergonzarse.