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Coco Austin responds to unfair judgment on her parenting choices

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Why is everyone attacking Coco Austin's parenting and marriage decisions?

New mom Coco Austin took to Twitter to defend her parenting skills.

Just two weeks after giving birth to baby girl Chanel, Austin is getting attacked online about her perceived lack of parental judgment. She wants fans to know she doesn't have help at home. Instead, she's 100 percent mom.

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Austin tweeted, "Some comments really frustrate me at times... some assume since u have money and live in a 'celebrity world that you don't do shit!" With their reality show Ice Loves Coco, Austin and husband Ice-T are certainly a part of a privileged class. But Austin doesn't want that to change fans' perception of her.

But what's wrong with having a little help if you need it, especially if you're a working mother? She apparently has plenty of time to devote to her newborn, saying, "Let me add, I don't have nannies or babysitters. I've been 100% hands on w/ Chanel. I also clean my own house and do my own laundry 100% wife." Does she want a medal? Austin is being a little hard on herself here. Even us non-celebrities spring for a babysitter once in a while.

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Austin may simply be folding under the pressure of all of her recent online drama. She recently posted shots of her body pre- and post-pregnancy, telling women she gained only 13 pounds over the nine months. Needless to say, new moms weren't too happy to hear about how gorgeous her body looked immediately after giving birth. In true celebrity fashion, she wrote on Instagram, "I believe anybody too could go through a wonderful [pregnancy] experience."

1 week post baby ..the left was me at 36 weeks ( I had Chanel at 37 weeks) I was basically in shape before I got pregnant but during pregnancy I stopped my workout regimen at 4 months preggers and pretty much became a fruitarian after that lol..No not really, I ate other foods of course but craved fruit. I lost 10 pounds before I even started to gain baby weight probably because 1- I stopped drinking alcohol. 2 - I stopped weight lifting and lost a lot of muscle and 3- I ate really healthy and took my vitamins everyday.(I'm gonna post my whole routine soon on my baby blog I gained 13 pounds my whole pregnancy and now I way almost back to norm at 137 pounds. All this is strange to me too, how my body took so well with pregnancy because I was mentally prepared to blow up like a whale and I was totally cool with it I really could have cared less how my body looked it didn't matter to me..I couldn't wait to get a bump and rock it! ..I would've gone through anything to make a healthy baby ..I had the heavens really watching over me and know everyday how blessed I am.. I believe anybody could too go through a wonderful experience and thats why I made a baby blog so people could know the steps I took..I hope to bring inspiration

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With this latest move, Austin will have to try a little harder if she wants to get the mommy community back on her side.

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Why is everyone attacking Coco Austin's parenting and marriage decisions?
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