From opening up about her pregnancy struggles or decision to get a tummy tuck, Good Bones star Mina Starsiak Hawk has always been very candid with fans. On Tuesday, spurred by a fan's question, the mom-of-two shared information regarding the growth her daughter, Charlotte, (or Charlie) has on her forehead.
The conversation around Charlie started after Starsiak Hawk shared a cute snap of her daughter to Instagram. In the photo, the six-month-old's hair was pulled back, making the growth visible. A fan messaged Starsiak Hawk to learn more about it. Later, a screenshot of the conversation was posted on her Instagram Story. "Not trying to be rude but genuinely curious about what's on her forehead?" the fan's message read followed by a few more questions regarding its development.
In her response, Starsiak Hawk revealed that her daughter has a hemangioma. "A lot of people call them strawberries," she wrote, "adding that "it typically will grow larger for the first year [and] then start to shrink." She also added some additional text to the Instagram Story, noting: "I get asked about this a lot."
While the HGTV host kept her answer short, Healthline expands on what a hemangioma is here, defining it as a noncancerous growth of blood vessels. "They’re the most common growths or tumors in children," the site reads, adding that they usually grow for a period of time and then subside without treatment. The site further explains that they don't cause problems in most infants.
In another message from a fan, Starsiak Hawk connected with a fan who also has a daughter with a hemangionma. "To see someone on such a large social media platform let it shine and not try to hide it makes this picture even better," the fan wrote. "Thank you for letting her be her," she continued. Starsiak Hawk also shared this message on her Instagram Story. "And THIS is why I deal with all the dumb comments," she wrote, adding "[because] to the people who need to hear it or see it, they get it."
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