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Mum and reality star Helen Briggs has issued an important warning to other parents after she had a birthmark on her daughter removed.
The Ex on the Beach contestant took to Instagram to explain that her daughter Ocean had a 'birthmark' on her chest that began to grow.
Briggs is now urging other parents to check their children's seemingly innocuous birthmarks after the ordeal, explaining that the mark began to change at the beginning of 2022.
The reality star, who shares Ocean with her boyfriend Chet Johnson, wrote: "Hey guys, I just wanted to pop on here & explain a little what Ocean had done at @greatormondst in London.
"Ocean was born with a birthmark on her chest which never bothered her or us but over the past 6 months, a black dot appeared which grew bigger & darker along with her birthmark (it's really changed shape since she was born).
"I took her to the doctors about it who were a little unsure what it was, so they advised us to get it removed & have a biopsy on it so here we are today in London visiting for 2 days. She was so brave & is recovering so well."
Briggs said that the process was completely worth it, and it was extremely swift - taking a month from the initial doctor's checkup to the mole's removal.
"I just wanted to make parents aware if you ever have doubts please please go see a doctor and get some advice. Ocean is absolutely fine & still her cheeky happy self," she said.
"I just wanted to thank all the nurses and doctors at Great Ormond Street, they were absolutely wonderful, so kind & helpful I trusted them with my daughter & they didn’t disappoint so thank you [sic]. We are still waiting on the results and will update you all when we know more."
Other parents were quick to flood the video Briggs posted about the birthmark removal with supportive comments.
One wrote alongside a heart emoji: "What a brave girl.Well done for trusting your instincts x"
"This happened to me when I was a baby," shared a second viewer. "They removed if from my face. I don't remember any of it [and] she probably won't."
"Thank you for sharing and educating parents," added a third, while a fourth wrote: "My baby has a strawberry birth mark under her chin, it's deffo got bigger in 8 months but keeping an eye on it. Thank you for the awareness [sic]."
In a nutshell, if in doubt, get it checked out!
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