Mum’s controversial reaction to her gender reveal shocks parents


Pregnant mum sparks backlash with a VERY controversial reaction to her own backyard gender reveal – but it strikes a chord with some parents: ‘How can I love another boy?’

  • A mum has admitted to feeling ‘disappointed’ of the gender of her unborn child
  • Nicole Shamlin looked happy after seeing blue confetti at a gender reveal party
  • But later on she was ‘grieving’ over the fact she won’t be having a baby girl
  • She posted a video to highlight how ‘gender disappointment is real’
  • Some parents online criticised Nicole while others empathised with her

A pregnant mum has received backlash online after feeling ‘disappointed’ about the gender of her unborn child. 

Mum Nicole Shamlin posted a TikTok video sharing her reaction to her own gender reveal party, along with how she felt after. 

As the blue confetti flew in the air, symbolising she’s having a boy, Nicole and her partner looked joyous.

But later Nicole, from the US, was crying by herself and ‘grieving’ over the fact she won’t be having a baby girl. 

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Mum Nicole Shamlin posted a TikTok video sharing her reaction to her own gender reveal party, along with how she felt after. As the blue confetti flew in the air, symbolising she's having a boy, Nicole and her partner looked joyous

Mum Nicole Shamlin posted a TikTok video sharing her reaction to her own gender reveal party, along with how she felt after. As the blue confetti flew in the air, symbolising she’s having a boy, Nicole and her partner looked joyous

But later Nicole, from the US, was crying by herself and 'grieving' over the fact she won't be having a baby girl

But later Nicole, from the US, was crying by herself and ‘grieving’ over the fact she won’t be having a baby girl

‘What everyone saw at our gender reveal… me later that night grieving the fact that I’m not getting my baby girl just yet,’ Nicole wrote.

‘How can I love another boy? Will I be replacing my first son? How can I love two sons?’ 

Nicole also added how later on she felt incredibly excited but needed time to reflect on the news. 

‘Gender disappointment is real. I only felt that way for a day. Now we are beyond excited and thankful,’ she captioned the video.

After five days the short video went viral exceeding more than 261,000 views, and some other mothers criticised her reaction. 

‘This is sad. I went through years of IVF. I was just thankful to have one live child. Healthy is what you should care about not the sex,’ one mum wrote. 

In the comments Nicole warned that ‘any hate will be blocked’, while other mums felt empathetic towards her. 

‘Mama I felt this exact way, but i promise you, you got this,’ one woman said. 

‘I love how you show the real truth behind stuff that many people go threw,’ another added.

What is gender disappointment?  

Gender disappointment is the feeling of sadness that occurs when you find out your baby’s sex is the opposite of what you were hoping for

Gender disappointment might often be followed by feelings of guilt, especially if those around you respond to your reaction by saying you should be grateful that you have a healthy pregnancy or baby, or were even able to conceive in the first place

While gender disappointment might only last a few days or weeks and often resolves on its own, for others it can continue for months or even years

Source: Baby Centre 

 

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