C-Sections – The Easy Way Out?!?!

C-Sections – The Easy Way Out?!?!

So I’ve read a lot about this recently, and unbeknown to me, it seems there is a stigma surrounding C-Section births?

Now, let me first say that I had a vaginal delivery with my boy so I can only offer my experience on this, but I’m just baffled by the opinion that having a C-Section is the “easy way out“!

When my boy was born, I was able (not easily or without pain) to move around not long afterwards. It would have been even sooner after his birth had I not needed a spinal block in theatre (but that’s another story for another day). However, my only impression of the aftermath of C-Sections are from friends and family who have undergone them, and let me tell you… They seem to be absolutely horrific.

My beautiful cousin gave birth to her first baby on Friday and after a long and arduous labour she was given an emergency C-Section. I visited her last night and to say she was suffering would be an understatement. She could barely move. Her incision site was so sore that she was almost crying with the pain.

How can anyone possibly say a C-Section is the easier option?!?!

Just debating the issue is infuriating. A woman gives up her body for the entire 9 months of pregnancy. We go through all of the often horrendous pregnancy symptoms, culminating in what can only be described as a torturous, searing pain, to deliver our children into the world.

None of it is easy. FACT!!!

I’d actually go so far as to say it is the most difficult thing you will ever do in your life. It certainly was for me.

So instead of bashing each other, why don’t we start celebrating the strength of women and what our bodies are capable of. Let’s raise each other up and commend each other regardless of how our babies are born.

Whether its out the front door or via the sunroof, delivering a baby into this world is the most difficult, painful and wonderful thing a woman can do.

Hail to all the mamas out there! YOU ARE ALL INCREDIBLE!!!

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10 Comments

  1. 18th March 2018 / 3:51 pm

    I’ve been thorough both of these deliveries & neither is easier than the other. Both have their recovery periods & both leave their scars. We just do what we can to bring our babies safely into this world… X

    • 18th March 2018 / 3:53 pm

      Definitely my lovely! 🙂 And you’ll know better than most because you’ve experienced both. It’s just horrid to see women tearing each other down because of it. 🙁 Thanks for reading and commenting lovely! 🙂 xxx

  2. 18th March 2018 / 4:52 pm

    I had two well mannered babies who were born vaginally then I developed full blown eclampsia and had an emergency c section with the third. We both nearly died. It was a much harder recovery and nerves were cut so to this day, 16 years later, I have a numb tummy! I’m here to tell the tale though but if I had the “choice”, I’d never pick a cesarean. It’s in no way “easy”

    • 18th March 2018 / 6:25 pm

      Wow… that sounds like it was an ordeal my lovely! Thank goodness you’re here to tell the tale. 🙌🏻 Thanks for reading and for commenting! 💛

  3. 18th March 2018 / 5:30 pm

    Great post! We all need to build each other up! I had one vaginally, one emergency c-section and one planned c-section and I am here to say they are all a gift!

    • 18th March 2018 / 6:26 pm

      Thank you lovely! We definitely need to build each other up! Thanks so much for the reading and commenting lovely! 💛

  4. 18th March 2018 / 9:04 pm

    It’s crazy how judgmental people can be. I feel blessed that I had a vaginal birth with both my children as I am terrified of any sort of surgery. I take my hat of the those who do have a c section as I know that it generally has a longer recovery time. As long as your baby is delivered safely thats all that really matters. 😊

    • 18th March 2018 / 11:59 pm

      Definitely lovely! 😍 As long as they arrive safe & healthy then that’s all that matters! 👌🏻 Thanks for reading and commenting lovely! 🧡 xxx

  5. 22nd July 2018 / 8:08 pm

    I am amazed that people think this!! I had to have an emergency c-section and the stupid spinal block didnt take (they tried 5 times!) So i ended up having to have a general anesthetic so missed my son being born….met him 7 hours later! My recovery was good but most definetly not the easy way out…. not being able to drive for 6 weeks sucked, and not able to carry my son up/down stairs was heartbreaking.

    • The Preemie Mummy
      23rd July 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Yes it’s completely ridiculous I agree. I’ve known so many women who have gone through the same thing as yourself after birth and they were just traumatised by it. We need to build each other up instead of tearing each other down.

      Thank you for reading & commenting lovely! 😀

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