April is c-section awareness month.
C-section mums often hear things like ‘you took the easy way out’, ‘too posh to push’, ‘that’s not natural’. Or better yet, when you’re booked in for your c-section everyone loves to tell you complete horror stories. Most of the time it is out of the parents control and c-section is the safest option and honestly, if it’s an elective c-section who cares? It’s not your baby or your body.
I have had two c-sections (one emergency and one planned) and I’m not here to tell you anything bad.
- Was it enjoyable? Not really, but is any birth enjoyable. It was exciting because I met my babies for the first time.
- Was the recovery a nightmare? Actually no. I was up and about the next day and could drive within 2 weeks.
- Do I have a huge scar? Nope, I have a small scar that is very low and can barely be seen.
- Do I feel like I missed out on a natural birth? Ummm no way. The experience is special in it’s own way.
So next time you hear someone say they are having or have had a c-section, keep any negative comments to yourself. Babies are miracles no matter how they are born – home birth, c-section, water birth, natural, surrogate. In my eyes we are all super women
PS – this is Scarlett, not a random baby from Google.