This Mom’s Instagram Photos Asks You To Look Beyond Her Daughter’s Facial Birthmark

Mar 1, 2016 at 12:05 pm |

"Hold the pity. She’s a healthy baby girl and we are blessed. "


Some of you may have had children born with a hemangioma, or ‘strawberry’ mark as they’re often called. My daughter had one on her chest that disappeared about a year after she was born, and I have a friend who’s daughter was born with a rather large one on her wrist that is still there after 8 years. Hemangioma’s are very common but that still doesn’t stop people from commenting on them or staring, especially when the hemangioma is on a child’s face.

Katie Crenshaw understands why people may stare at her infant daughter Charlie upon first glance. Charlie was born with a capillary hemangioma on her face. The hemangioma is approximately 5cm x 6cm and according to Katie it’s usually the first thing that people notice when they see her daughter.

While Katie may understand the brief stares and interest in her daughter, she also wants to share her knowledge of hemangioma’s and her parenting perspective on her blog Twelve&Six.

Photo Credit: Instagram KatieMCrenshaw



Blogger Katie Crenshaw uses her blog and instagram account to share pictures of her daughter Charlie who was born with a hemangioma on her face, and to share information and knowledge about her ‘birthmark.’

Katie gives her parenting perspective on her daughter's hemangioma