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Lara Quigaman bares stretch marks in empowering post about motherhood

Lara Quigaman surprised her followers on Friday as she posted a photo of her post-partum stretch marks to send an empowering message to her fellow mothers ahead of Mother’s Day.

BY PUSH TEAM

FRESH SCOOPS

5/10/2019 4:21 PM
Lara Quigaman bares stretch marks in empowering post about motherhood


Photo credit: @laraquigaman on Instagram

Lara Quigaman surprised her followers on Friday as she posted a photo of her post-partum stretch marks to send an empowering message to her fellow mothers ahead of Mother’s Day.

On Instagram, the former beauty queen got candid about her insecurities after giving birth to her sons, Noah and Tobias.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

When I had children, it wasn't just my body that changed, my whole life did. Most of the time I am exhausted, I am tired, sometimes I cry (parang ngayon, parang tanga, umiiyak habang nagtatype 🙊) there are times when I feel like I can't do it anymore... I look in the mirror and I see messy hair, walang ligo, my tummy covered in stretchmarks so deep you can play 'sungka', skin so loose, you can probably make a bag out of it, my breasts- well you my fellow moms know what these two looks like now- and then I look at my sons and they look back, one smiles back and the older one tells me 'your tummy is so squishy mom, i love it...😂 and even though I feel insecure about my body, I am not going to complain. Kung ang kapalit naman ng lahat ng sakripisyong ito eh ang mga ngiti ng mga anak ko, okay na okay na ako. I will be grateful to God everyday for the gifts He has entrusted to me. To mommies, nanays, mamas reading this- it may be hard right now, but it's all worth it and know that soon, our babies will grow up and we will miss their littleness, their hypernessness and the noises and messes they make and our bodies will remind us that we once carried them and nurtured them. You are Strong, You are Amazing, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. You may feel unappreciated but God sees you, knows you and what you're going through and He loves you. Smile na, He's got us...Tara Sungka tayo 🙊😄😊😍 Happy Mother's Day Mamas!

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“When I had children, it wasn't just my body that changed, my whole life did. Most of the time I am exhausted, I am tired, sometimes I cry (parang ngayon, parang tanga, umiiyak habang nagtatype). There are times when I feel like I can't do it anymore. I look in the mirror and I see messy hair, walang ligo, my tummy covered in stretchmarks so deep you can play 'sungka', skin so loose, you can probably make a bag out of it, my breasts – well you my fellow moms know what these two looks like now,” she said.

But all of her worries fade whenever she’s reminded of her children. Though she has yet to fully come to terms with her imperfections, the actress said that she’s not willing to complain as her sacrifices as a mother were absolutely worth it.

“Then I look at my sons and they look back, one smiles back and the older one tells me 'Your tummy is so squishy mom. I love it.’ And even though I feel insecure about my body, I am not going to complain.Kung ang kapalit naman ng lahat ng sakripisyong ito eh ang mga ngiti ng mga anak ko, okay na okay na ako. I will be grateful to God everyday for the gifts He has entrusted to me,” she said.

Lara then expressed her appreciation to her fellow mothers who are going and have gone through the same struggles. 

“To mommies, nanays, mamas reading this - it may be hard right now, but it's all worth it and know that soon, our babies will grow up and we will miss their littleness, their hypernessness and the noises and messes they make and our bodies will remind us that we once carried them and nurtured them,” she said.

“You are Strong, You are Amazing, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. You may feel unappreciated but God sees you, knows you and what you're going through and He loves you. Smile na, He's got us... Tara Sungka tayo. Happy Mother's Day Mamas,” she added.

Noah and Tobias are Lara’s sons with her husband, actor Marco Alcaraz, whom she married in a solemn ceremony in Tagaytay in July 2012.