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Lara Quigaman opens up about her body insecurities after giving birth.

BY PUSH TEAM

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10/20/2018 10:51 AM
READ: Lara Quigaman’s emotional yet powerful message about a mom’s post-partum body


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As her second baby turned a month old last October 17, former beauty queen and actress Precious Lara Quigaman posted a photo of herself carrying her newborn baby boy Tobias. Along with the said post, Lara gave a powerful message to all mothers dealing with body insecurities after giving birth.

She wrote, “Just a few days after giving birth, some relatives and friends visited me and asked. ‘Bakit ang laki pa rin ng tyan mo?!’ I know they don't mean anything bad but people can be so insensitive, and all those photos of 'celebrities and models' that seem to look so perfect right after giving birth doesn't help either...”  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1 Month Post Partum or 4 months pregnant? . Just a few days after giving birth, some relatives and friends visited me and asked "Bakit ang laki pa rin ng tyan mo?!". I know they don't mean anything bad but people can be so insentive, and all those photos of 'celebrities and models' that seems to look so perfect right after giving birth doesn't help either. I mean, hello I just gave birth, i was cut open and a human being came out of me! Can you just congratulate me? It was really difficult to post this photo, to show what the world sees as 'flaws', but well this is the real deal. My body housed 2 beautiful baby boys and it took 9 months each time to grow them in my belly and I have accepted the fact (trying to by God's grace) that it will take some time for my body to go back to the way it was (if it does go back) And if it doesn't, that's okay too. Don't get me wrong I'm happy for those moms who have flat tummies just a few days after giving birth, but we're all different, our bodies are all different and that's okay and I want other mamas out there who are like me, who look at themselves in the mirror and feel sad because of what they see. I want you to know that you are not alone... So to all the mama's out there who are exhausted, who's not had a proper shower, whose breasts are super sore, (I'm crying typing this- kaya natin to mamas) those who can't recognize their own bodies because of the stretchmarks and the chloasma or the dark patches all over their bodies, to those who still look pregnant after a month or even months after giving birth- cheers to us! We are are all beautiful and unbelievably strong and God has given us such a wonderful gift that's worth all these hardships and body changes... So cheer up Mama You really are amazing! To my Tobias- happy 1 month baby ko, you and kuya Noah are worth every stretchmarks, every body changes, every pain, every sleepless night and wouldn't trade you for anything. Thank You Jesus for the strength You provide, physically and emotionally, thank You for Your love that gives confidence to this mama and every mama reading this. Thank You Jesus!

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Lara admitted that she finds it difficult to post such a raw photo of herself because of what other people might see as her “flaws.”

 
She continued and got emotional when she tried to comfort herself and other mothers who have the same issues. “To all the mamas out there who are exhausted, who's not had a proper shower, whose breasts are super sore, (I'm crying typing this—kaya natin ‘to mamas) those who can't recognize their own bodies because of the stretch marks and the chloasma or the dark patches all over their bodies, to those who still look pregnant after a month or even months after giving birth- cheers to us!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Good morning! Not that I can tell what time it is! Being with a new born messes up my clock and days of the week! But one thing is for sure I'm truly grateful that I can feed my Tobias whenever he feels hungry. I started taking Lactaflow even before I gave birth and was really happy that my milk supply came early and in abudance! (But it wasn't a smooth breastfeeding start as I almost gave up because of pain-I'll share about it in another post) But because I know that feeding the best nutrition for my son is thru breastfeeding I didn't give up and if you're a new mom -I hope you won't too.. Now that all's going well I continue taking Lactaflow 500mg Capsules 3x a day after meals to ensure I have more than enough breastmilk for my son. Thank you @mtheresapineda for introducing Lactaflow- such a great supplement that supports not only my milk supply but also boosts my immune system. #7timesMoreVitaminCThanOranges #17TimesMoreCalciumThanMilk #15TimesMorePotassiumThanBanans #LactaFlow500MGCap #ProudBreastFeedingMom #ProudBreastFeedingPinay @mtheresapineda

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“We are all beautiful and unbelievably strong and God has given us such a wonderful gift that's worth all these hardships and body changes... So cheer up Mama You really are amazing!” she said.

LOOK: Lara Quigaman and Marco Alcaraz welcome baby Tobias

Precious Lara Quigaman married actor Marco Alcaraz in 2012. They have two sons now, newborn Tobias and six-year-old Noah.