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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