Four days after the birth of her baby girl on Jan 19 the 27-year-old dared to get all dressed up and go out to enjoy a meal with her fiancé.
The mum says getting out of the house helped her avoid “cabin fever”, but not everyone agreed!
Some people were even horrified that she would even consider putting on a full face of make-up mere days after having a child.
Sophie, a PR managing director from Staffordshire, shared a photo of herself on social media following her evening out – but she wasn’t prepared for the reaction it provoked.
The mum-of-one claims her picture was met with a wave of cruel messages from people telling her she shouldn’t have left the house.
Speaking to Mail Online she said: “I was surprised by the negative reaction. People, including my friends, started to question why I was out of the house, wearing make-up and not spending time at home in the newborn bubble.
“I received direct messages like, ‘Four days and you have a full face of make-up?! Lol where do your priorities lie?’ and, ‘You have the rest of your life to go out and your are spending these first few precious days in a restaurant! Ridiculous!'”
Sophie says close pals began telling her they felt pressured to look as good as she did after giving birth, but she told them that putting make-up on just gave her a “sense of normality” and made her feel human again.
In a recent post to her 10.7k followers on Instagram , she revealed why she had decided to speak out about the harsh reactions to her photo and her message to the critics is powerful.
She wrote: “I thought about it and I realised that if I could make just one new mama realise that you can do WHATEVER THE HELL YOU WANT TO – and maybe make another taste their words before spitting them out – then [it] would be worth doing.
“Motherhood is hard – with mascara on or not – so let’s back each other all the way and support each other instead.”
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