“Hold The Pity. She’s A Healthy Baby Girl And We Are Blessed,”- Says This Mum Who Is Sick And Tired Of People Commenting On Her Beautiful Baby’s Birthmark


Meet Charlie Crenshaw. She’s a gorgeous, smiley, six-month-old baby who lives in the US with her parents and big brother. 


But people don’t tend to comment on Charlie’s incredibly sweet outfits or adorable, dribbly grin. Instead they comment on her birthmark, called a capillary hemangioma (or more commonly a strawberry mark), according to her mum Katie. 

She fills her Instagram account with stunning snapshots of Charlie, dressed in an array of fashion-forward ensembles and equally stylish accessories in an attempt to break down stigmas surrounding birthmarks. 

But that’s not all. She’s also taken to her blog to vent her frustrations at the fact that so many strangers ask “What’s wrong with [Charlie’s] face?” - a post that has since gone viral. 
“We don’t need to talk about it every time you look at her,” wrote Katie. “We see past the colour of her face. Charlie is Charlie and it’s part of who she is. It doesn’t need to be constantly commented on, critiqued, or questioned. While I don’t mind educating curious minds, I don’t need your opinion on how it its progress or the affect it may have on her. 
“It’s a part of her unique beauty. It may never disappear, and guess what? It doesn’t have to. I would much rather chat about her latest milestone achievement, her amazing smile, or how gorgeous her eyes are.”

Katie added that she doesn’t want people telling her they’re praying for Charlie. Instead, she asks everyone to pray that constant comments and opinions from friends, family and strangers will end before her daughter’s old enough to overhear them.

“Hold the pity. She’s a healthy baby girl and we are blessed,” the blog post reads. “Her hemangioma is just as insignificant to who she is as a freckle on her arm. You don’t need to mention it, and you don’t need to wish it away.
“She doesn’t have a “good side” that we choose for family pictures. I don’t retouch her hemangioma in photos. Her entire face is my sweet Charlie, and it doesn’t matter what it looks like.”

Katie also took the opportunity to educate others about Charlie’s birthmark, explaining that her six-month-old child feels “no pain”. 
It can be really scary when a strawberry mark appears on a newborn – but while they look worrying, they’re actually very common in babies and tend to disappear on their own.

You can learn more about birthmarks of all varieties here


Photo credit: Photo: Instagram/Katie Crenshaw
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“Hold The Pity. She’s A Healthy Baby Girl And We Are Blessed,”- Says This Mum Who Is Sick And Tired Of People Commenting On Her Beautiful Baby’s Birthmark  “Hold The Pity. She’s A Healthy Baby Girl And We Are Blessed,”- Says This Mum Who Is Sick And Tired Of People Commenting On Her Beautiful Baby’s Birthmark Reviewed by Angel M on 02:11 Rating: 5

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