I'm spending £4.1k getting myself glam for childbirth – trolls say I'm an unfit mother but it's the perk of a C-sectionSeptember 27, 2021
WITH fresh Botox, a perfect blow dry, manicured nails and a full body wax in preparation, this mum-of-three feels a million dollars as she heads out her front door.
Carla Bellucci, 40, from Hitchin, has spent £4,100 getting cosmetic tweakments and new clothes in preparation for this special event.
But she isn't heading to a posh party, she's on her way to hospital to give birth to her daughter.
Carla has also forked out on a non-surgical eyebrow lift, lip filler, hair cut and highlights, a mani-pedi, facial, teeth whitening, pregnancy massage, microbladed eyebrows and non-surgical butt lift in the week leading up to her C-section, which is taking place today.
She tells Fabulous: "I went on a bit of a mad one. I just want to look good when I give birth.
"I'm having a C-section, for medical reasons, so now I'm able to organise myself. I found out the date three weeks ago and quickly booked everything in.
If I looked like crap in the hospital, I wouldn't be happy at all. I don't want to look like a mum-zilla, I wouldn't let myself be there looking like trash
"It's important to me because when you look good, you feel good. This is about my mental health.
"If I looked like crap in the hospital, I wouldn't be happy at all. I don't want to look like a mum-zilla, I want to look on point.
"People are going to see my bits during the op, so I'd rather be hairless and booked a full body wax.
"You also don't know how long it'll take you to recover from a C-section. If anything goes wrong and I end up in hospital for weeks, God forbid, I want to look good. I wouldn't let myself be there looking like trash."
As well as £2,400 worth of tweakments, Carla has splashed out £1,700 on a whole new wardrobe – including £350 Moschino trainers and two pairs of Nike Jordans – to motivate her to "get back into shape".
Carla, who works as an influencer and OnlyFans model, is already mum to Tanisha, 16, Jayden, 14, and an adult son.
She previously had three natural births, meaning she wasn't as 'prepared' as she is with her fourth.
Carla opened up about her image overhaul on Instagram, and says: "People have gone crazy.
"I get so much trolling with people saying ‘oh my God, you shouldn’t worry what you look like, you’re so vain, it’s about your baby’.
"But I don’t get why, just because you have children, mums think you have to let yourself go.
I don’t get why, just because you have children, mums think you have to let yourself go. Why can’t you still be sexy?
"I really don’t understand that mentality, I don’t get it. You can still be a person.
"Why can’t you still be sexy? Why can’t you still be hot? Just because you’re a mum, you can still look after yourself.
"Trolls tell me I’m an unfit mum, say I shouldn’t be having a baby, she should be taken off me at birth.
"People say they want my baby to die and when I revealed I'd been in hospital during pregnancy, they said ‘it’s your own fault’, ‘it’s God punishing you’, because I should be thinking about the baby instead of looking after myself.
"But I do look after her, I’m not drinking or anything, people are just sick and twisted. I think jealousy has a lot to do with it.
"These mum-zillas are mental, they come for you. I can deal with trolling when it's about me, but not when people bring my kids into it.
"That's really low, especially a baby who can't defend herself, I've decided not to show her face on social media because of it."
What Carla’s paying
Botox and eyebrow lift: £600
Lip filler: £250
Hair cut, highlights & blow dry: £180
Gel manicure: £50
Facial & full body pregnancy massage: £250
Full body wax: £100
Teeth whitening: £380
Microbladed eyebrows: £175
Non-surgical butt lift: £300
New trainers: £700
New clothes: £1,000
But the backlash only spurs Carla on. She explains: "It doesn’t make me question my choice, because I’m very headstrong and I know I’m doing nothing wrong.
"If I want to look good in my pregnancy, then I will. I don’t let people dictate what I can and can’t do. It’s my life, my rules.
"I think ‘get a life, get busy, stop trolling people you don’t know’. People judge so much but they don’t know anything about me. Whatever people say, I’m happy, I like my life.
Trolls tell me I’m an unfit mum, say I shouldn’t be having a baby, she should be taken off me at birth. People say they want my baby to die
"These people should get a hobby and stop worrying about what I’m doing.
"Some may think this is a waste of money, but I disagree. I make sure my kids have the latest of everything, why not treat myself too? This baby's going to have everything, she's already got a wardrobe bigger than mine.
"While the money's coming in, I'll have a fun life. I have been sensible, I've put a lot away for a deposit on a house.
"And I feel a responsibility to look good, because people expect it when you’re an influencer. I feel more pressure this time round."
So what does Carla think about mums who don't make an effort to give birth?
She says: "Each to their own, but I do think it’s important for mums to look after themselves.
"Not to the extremes I do, some people haven’t got the money or it’s not their priority, but I think maybe they should make a bit more effort.
"Mums get so down and moan all the time about being pregnant, but because I've looked after myself, I've really enjoyed this pregnancy.
"I feel good, I feel healthy, I feel like I look good. You can still be a good mum and look good.
"Most of these mums who can’t cope are the ones who look like s**t, to be honest. That’s how I feel about it."
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