C-Section Experience

Four very different births, and thus far I’ve managed to avoid a c-section.  Whew! It’s not something I would ever ask for, but after my fourth birth in September, I learned that sometimes things don’t go the way we plan and even prepare for them to go!

This week I’ve got a few guest posts and links scheduled to share about c-sections.  I have no personal experience with the process or recovery, but I think it’s important to share a few stories just in case some of you are facing uncertainties.  Those of you who have had c-sections, please help with any questions or concerns that arise.

The following is from Yvonne in California:

I’m a first time mom of the first baby in our families for the last 29 years.  None of our friends had kids either, so this was all NEW to my husband and me.  I have suffered from Ankylosing Spondylitis (similar to Rheumatoid Arthritis) in my hips for the last 10 years, and due to bone erosion, my doctors had said for years I would need a C-section if I ever became pregnant, as a vaginal birth would put far too much strain on my pelvis, perhaps even cracking or breaking it!

The first and worst decision I made was to be open with all the nosy Nancies out there who wanted to find out what my birth plan was.  I told them that my doctor decided I needed a C-section.  Without exception, every person was rude and condescending about this, as if I were making the worst possible decision of my life and my child’s life.  One and all they tried to talk me out of it, citing (false/inaccurate) horror stories and basically trying to make me feel guilty about this personal decision.

After a little while, I learned to stand up for myself, as well as do more research on the surgery, though it took me almost 7 months before I could “psych” myself up to watch a C section on you tube.  (It wasnt bad, I promise!)  Suddenly, my nerves were gone, and after more discussion with my doctor, I knew without a doubt that this was the right decision for me.

When at last the day came, I have to admit, the nerves kicked in big time.  I was shaking like a leaf!  But the drugs make it literally pain free.  For those who are frightened of needles, know that even the shots they put in your spine don’t hurt, just feel funny/uncomfortable!  I must say that you do feel groggy and out of it during the procedure due to the drugs, but I still remember hearing my son cry for the first time, and see him, and hold him.  I still remember looking at his little cheek and seeing a tiny scar already healed.  (He had cut his cheek with the famously sharp baby fingernails while in my belly).

Yes, it’s true, women with a C-section take longer to heal, yet I was doing (slow!) laps around the ward by the next day, and I was home from the hospital in 3 days.  Yes, the pain of recovery over the first 2-3 days was intense, I wont lie. If you have good and attentive nurses, however, you wont have to worry about it at all.  The medicines they put you on initially make your skin itch like mad, too.  So be prepared for an itch fest.  But that goes away by the end of the 2nd day.  The staples they put in LOOKED gruesome, but didn’t hurt to put in OR to take out.  And they didn’t catch on my clothes/gown at all.  The staples DO come out before you leave the hospital.

Our baby was fine.  100% wonderful. My son was strong, healthy, not at all groggy/drugged from the medication they put me on.  He recovered from the ordeal much faster than me, and at the expense of sounding vain, he was so handsome without his smushed head and swollen face. ;)

I was home 3 days after delivery, and we lived on the 3rd floor of an apartment building with stairs.  I was able to climb them (slowly!) without trouble.  Every day I went up and down once or twice to build my strength up.  It takes several weeks to recover fully, but why would you want to run a marathon anyway?  Use the excuse to lie in bed, eat lots of good food and cuddle with your new baby.

As for the scar, I wont lie to you, its ugly.  My son is 14 months old and it’s only 90 percent healed.  It stopped hurting at all after only a month and a half, and even when it did hurt it wasn’t unbearable, just uncomfortable.  The good news is, the healed part is not ugly, just a thin white line.  The “healing” part is a red raised scar that is slowly disappearing into the thin white line.  It’s nice and low, so unless you are having an emergency surgery, you shouldn’t have to worry about wearing bikinis.  I wore mine this summer and think I looked pretty darn good!

So yes, while I suffered, it was a different suffering than that of a woman giving a natural birth.  Some women tell me that I’m not a real mom since I didn’t do a vaginal birth.  I was hurt at first, but now I don’t care, because most of them say the same thing to women who do it with an epidural.  Listen to your doctor.  Do what you have to, and don’t regret it, because you and your baby being healthy is all that matters in the end.

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Have you had a c-section?  Was your experience similar to that of Yvonne?

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  1. Thank you so much for doing this series, especially this part! I’m on my fourth pregnancy, so vaginal births and breastfeeding and all of that isn’t new to me, but I’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes this time and, given the fact that my last son was 9 lbs. 8 oz., I’m facing the possibility of a c-section for the first time. It makes me nervous, but it’s helpful to read stories like this one! I healed quickly from my other deliveries, so I can hope that I’ll heal quickly from this as well. Also, I feel so sad for this poor mom that people are making her feel badly about having a c-section! The decision is none of their business and they have no business to judge! Wait to go, Yvonne for doing what was right for you and your baby and dealing with pinheaded moms like those who are judging you! You’re awesome!

  2. I had a c-section after being induced for pre-eclampsia. It was unplanned, and I will be attempting a VBAC this June. Lucas’s birth story is here: http://mfamily08.blogspot.com/2011/01/lucass-birth-story.html

  3. Our second c-section is scheduled for next Friday! Our first child was breech, so we had to have a c-section with her. Here is Isabelle’s birth story: http://mamagab.blogspot.com/2011/01/oh-baby-baby-story.html

  4. All three of my kids were born via c-section. My first was a faliure to progress. I’m still a little upset with the doctor for not wanting to wait a little longer for the baby to come out on her own. With # 2 I laughed when the dr. said that a planned c-section was much easier than one that wasn’t, like with #1! But he was right! And since my baby boy was 9lb 15oz, I’m VERY glad I had a c section!!

  5. I had a c-section with my first (9-lb.) child in Dec. 2009 and had no complications.
    Birth story here:http://karaandmattmiller.blogspot.com/2009/12/labor-story.html
    I healed quickly and was back to 100% in no time. The only adverse thing for me was swelling from all of the fluids they pump you with, but it went away in about 4-5 days. I’m contemplating another c-section in August for #2 because the last thing I want is to labor all day to just be wheeled into surgery again. We shall see!

  6. I had a c-section with my son in December, and it took a while to recover, I wouldn’t choose it again, given the option (I had no choice – he was not engaging because his head was too big). But its not the worst thing should you have no options. I really hope I can have a VBAC next time though… Just want to know how long to wait before next child. http://thepittfamily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/birth-story-elijah-david/

    • Lizanna-the current recommendation is 18 months between pregnancies for optimal chances at a successful VBAC.

      • Thanks Lisa, I will definitely discuss it with my doctor. I think in South Africa they are very eager to do c-sections, but I will totally try and convince my doc, otherwise I shall try find one who will do a VBAC.

  7. Thank you for sharing this. I had two c-sections, the first by necessity and the second by choice. I am amazed that one mother could look at another and actually have the words come out of her mouth that she isn’t a real mom simply because of a difference in delivery. Why do we beat up on each other? Thank you for this series, Amy, it’s bringing us all together. :)

  8. I also have had two sections. My first baby was taken after 40 hours of labor (I had toxemia and was induced six months early) and being only 6cm dilated, believe me I was ready. She needed unexpected open heart surgery at 4 days old so I was doing A LOT of walking. Was it a picnic? No. But, I used no pain meds either. When I found out I was pregnant 4 months later (they are 16 months apart) my doctor recommended another c-section and I was all for it. I have been through labor and don’t feel that I have really missed out on having a vaginal delivery. Do I think you should be able to choose a c-section unless it is necessary? I am not sure but again, who am I to say? great article!

  9. Good for you, Yvonne, for finding the strength to have confidence that what you and your doctor decided was, indeed, best for you and your child. I truly believe that there ARE too many c-sections in our society and too many for less than stellar reasons (convenience, mom’s fear of pain, etc.) That does not, in any way, negate the value and importance of this option in circumstances that merit it, like your own. I’ve had three children- one natural, vaginal birth; one emergency classical c-sections; and one planned, transverse c-section. The vaginal birth was FAR easier, in my opinion, and I would have done it again if I could have. But, while easier on my, it would have been traumatic for my 1 lb 5 oz baby daughter. I always hear women who have giant babies via c-section, but I had to have one for the opposite reason! At the end of the day, it is NOT “how” we give birth that earns us some hero badge. Thanks so much for sharing your story, Yvonne! (And, btw, my husband also suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis. He had to have back surgery at age 20, so I know how hard it can be on the body!)

  10. Hey Yvonne,

    I’m so sorry to hear that people were so rude to you. Why do some people think it’s even their business? How you decide to give birth is between you, your husband, doctor and God.
    Good for you for doing what’s right for you and your family.

  11. After 2 1/2 days of labor I had to have an emergency c-section. It wasn’t my preference (I wanted to go all natural), but it was what was best for the baby and that is the most important thing. In the end, it doesn’t matter how the baby is born… as long as they are born healthy.

  12. I had four c-sections. I had a fabulous doctor and would not hestitate to do any of them over again. I was lucky and had no trouble with recovery at all. The worst part for me, by far, was the epidural. All my children are healthy and happy.

    If you look at the scar that I have, you cannot tell I have been opened up four times. It looks as though I have had a single surgery. On my last c-section, she went in and removed all the scar tissue that had built up and was causing me discomfort. She was fantastic.

    I had placenta previa with 3 out of the four children. I almost bled to death with the first one so it was an emergency. After that, it was safer for us to plan c-sections. Of course with childbirth, things rarely go as planned. My second child was scheduled for a Wednesday morning and I went into labor on Tuesday morning. After a full day of labor, I ended up having him via c-section shortly after midnight.

    My third and fourth were born via scheduled c-sections. You can make a lot of arguements for both vaginal delivery and c-sections. I don’t think anyone has a right to judge another as to what method is right for them. There are often times a whole set of circumstances with each child and decisions need to be made.

    I, personally, am glad that my children didn’t have to go through the trauma of vaginal birth. There were trade offs to that as well…i.e., my kids did not get all the fluid squeezed out properly and had to have their hearing retested a couple weeks after their birth to make sure everything was okay.

    A lot of people say that the recovery process is worse with c-sections and I don’t know because I have nothing to compare it to. I do have a high pain tolerance and my doctor said that I recovered unbelievably fast so my experiences are probably not typical.

    I do think it is really important that we, as mothers, support each other no matter what method of birth we are forced into, are able to choose, or whatever.

  13. Thank you for sharing your story Yvonne. I am sure it can bring a lot of encouragement to women facing similar situations. I am so glad you had a good experience. And good for you for educating yourself and making the choice that was right for you!

    However, I don’t think we can generalize and say that everyone’s experience will be like this and be pain free. Mine certainly wasn’t. I have had four c-sections, none of which I wanted. And MANY, MANY women are traumatized by their surgical births. I didn’t experience some of the emotional heartache that I know MANY women do as a result of their births, but the physical consequences of my c-sections were awful.

    The FACT is that c-sections ARE more risky. That message needs to get out there because you won’t hear that from your OB. And they are more risky for future pregnancies as well (something your OB won’t tell you either-and not only does statistical evidence bear this out, I have experienced these complications in my own pregnancies and surgical births)-the more you have the more risk you have (my most recent baby almost didn’t make it past the first trimester due to some placental abnormalities caused by my previous c-sections). A vaginal birth, or even a VBAC, is by far the better choice unless you have extenuating circumstances (as you did) that make that not ideal.

    A c-section can be a life-saving surgery. But a great number of c-sections are done for convenience sake. I just don’t want to mis-lead women into thinking that c-sections are easy or always without complications. Not everyone will have this experience you had (I had one good birth out of four, and that was because I fought for what I wanted, educated myself and stood up for the kind of family-centered, gentle, surgical birth I wanted-and I still had some horrible complications).

    I would be more than willing to talk to anyone who needs to process their surgical births, or someone looking at a c-section who wants to make it as pleasant an experience as possible. With my most recent birth I wrote a birth plan for a family-centered c-section that I would love to share if anyone is in my situation and wants to make it a better experience for themselves.

    You can find my birth story of my most recent birth here and contact me via my blog as well.

    http://theepsteenchronicles.blogspot.com/2010/07/by-request.html

  14. I had my first daughter via c-section because she was breech. I was able to have a VBAC the second time. A vaginal birth has a much shorter recovery time, so I was very glad I was able to do it, but the c-section recovery wasn’t awful – just slower. Both deliveries resulted in beautiful daughters, so nothing else matters!

  15. Courtney B. says:

    I was born via c-section 29 years ago. And I am thankful that we have the modern medicine to deliver babies alive and healthy. My head was too large to pass through my mother’s pelvis (which was also tilted). I am now pregnant with my first and hope to have a vaginal birth but if I have a c-section I will be happy too.

  16. I had one natural drug free vaginal birth and two c-sections. I’ll take the c-sections any day. I didn’t think recovery was bad at all. No tearing down there like my vaginal delivery. I like having a date set too.

  17. hmm… tips, lets see..

    I had my only Csection 18 mos ago, it was because my twins were breech and transverse. Vaginal birth was pretty much impossible with their positioning. Anyhoo, I had a hard time with the needle in the back, i think that’s not normal though… it was really a COOL birth in its own right.. i didn’t feel slighted or anything, it was just cool after 5 births that lasted 20 plus hours to have babies in like 5 minutes! It was surreal and the meds i was on during the surgery made me kind of loopy and nauseated. it was fabulous though. After the surgery, i was wheeled over to my room and got to meet my babies, who were with my husband. The hardest part other than the spinal was taking out the cathetar. I had stitches not staples, so they didn’t need to be removed. OH another thing, KNOW how much time you are allowed in the hospital. My insurance authorized 4 days but i was pushed out inh 2 since the hospital was crowded and I would have benefitted GREATLY from those extra 2 days. I just didn’t know i could have pushed the issue. TAKE STOOL SOFTENERS. just trust me on this one! Also, you are going to want a easy chair or something comfortable to sleep in for the first week or so… getting in and out of my memory foam bed was like torture. you’d be surprised how much you use your abs!!! you will likely be numb in your belly area for about a year. its ok, the feeling comes back eventually! OH and at 7 weeks, i thought i’d ruptured my incision, it was just a little blood bubble, so don’t freak out if that happens…. :-)

  18. My C-Section was one of those true emergencies that traumatized me for years. I am at peace with it now, nearly 5 1/2 years later. Recovery was long and hard for me, but more so because of the other complications than the surgery.
    http://laborcreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-first-birth-story.html

  19. Michelle K says:

    I had my daughter via c-section due to her potential size and then I had pre-eclampsia. I was worried about the surgery, but I was totally relaxed and cohearant through the entire process. The only draw back was I ended up with a spinal migraine from the medicine. So anytime I was not laying flat, I had a major migraine headache. That made recovery a bit slower and really hampered breastfeeding.

    You also never realize just how much you use those stomach muscles until you are recovering! WOW!!! It’s best to just take it slow and not push it. Let others help you!!!!!

    • Wow – Michelle, you reminded me of that migraine now… Man, if for that reason alone I will beg my doctors to let me try natural next time… I thought my brain was exploding…

      • I had this as well with my fourth-I literally clutched my husband and said “I’m dying.” because that is what it felt like. I can live without ever experiencing that again. The headaches persisted for 2 weeks after being released from the hospital as well.

  20. I’ve survived four C-sections and the four children from those C-sections (well, still out on the surviving the children part). I think that says a lot. I also found that I recovered more quickly with each one. I feel you do what you have to do to make sure you and your baby go through the birth safely and trust that your doctor knows what they’re doing. Have a great support system in place for your recovery and you’ll be up and around in no time.

  21. I had an unplanned c-section with my now 20 month old son. I was induced. After 9+ hours of no pain medication, I couldn’t take the pain anymore and had an epidural. Unfortunately, it went up instead of down. At that point both my son and I started having blood pressure and heart rate problems. The next few hours were chaos with doctors and nurses descending on my room. My husband said it was scary, but I was oblivious and calm through it all. After 12 hours of labor my doctor said enough and did a c-section because I only progressed to 5 cm. When I got into the operating room I started to feel the c-section going on so they put me under general anesthesia. I found out after the fact that my son was face up, and had shoulders too large to fit through my pelvis. Obviously, I have nothing to compare it to, but I didn’t think the recovery was that bad. I was totally off pain medication by 2 weeks. You are so right about the judgment that comes with having a c-section. Thankfully, people seemed to back off a bit with me because they know it was a semi-emergency. I love what one of the head nurses told us. “No one comes out of the hospital wearing a sticker saying how they gave birth. All that matters is that you and your baby are healthy.” We just found out we are expecting baby #2 and I’m torn about doing a repeat c-section vs. a VBAC. I’m starting to lean toward a VBAC just because I have a toddler to chase around and I know I won’t be able to lift him at all during the recovery, but probably won’t have help after 2 weeks. I’m also worried that I’ll panic and start to think I feel the surgery if I have a repeat c-section, but I really, really would love to be awake for this baby’s birth.

  22. I had a wonderful dr with an unplanned C-section for my first and a planned section for my son. My dr used glue instead of staples and my scar is only hairline. I have no experience with vaginal delivery so I can’t compare recovery but I was back at work part-time after 2 weeks with both of mine. The first couple of days are the worst – try not to laugh too much – it hurts!

  23. Lori Amos says:

    Yvonne,
    I’m so sorry for all of the negative comments you received about your decision to have a C-section. I was touched by your story. Good for you for doing what was right for you and your baby. I will be having my fourth baby in April, and while I’ve had three natural births so far, I would prefer a healthy baby and body over a preconceived idea of the only way a birth can take place.

  24. I had my first baby last June and had to have an emergency c-section due to pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. My baby was breech, which I already knew, so I was actually scheduled for a c-section but the emergency situation arose about a week before that. Since I was already mentally prepared for a section it was not a big deal to me to have it happen but before that I had been really worried that I would be disappointed with not having a “birthing experience” but honestly, when my baby girl arrived I could have cared less how she got there! In regards to recovery my only thing is the weird lack of feeling/strange feeling in the lower abdominal area that is still there from the nerves being cut through. I’m not sure that area will ever be the same again but oh well, I wasn’t a model before so it’s not like much changed!!

    • Shannon, the reason for my emergency c-section was Severe Pre-E and HELLPat 31weeks with my son, now 5. It’s so rare to see another HELLP Syndrome mama, I had to wave a virtual hello :) I happily and safely carried my little girl, now 14 mos, to term and had a successful drug-free VBAC!!

      • Wow, weird I am another HELLP momma here too. I have never met anyone else who has had it. My son was born at 28 weeks by emergency section. He just turned 3 last week and is completely and perfectly healthy! We are expecting another blessing in May.

        • Wow! congratulations on your new little one coming!! If you are interested both of my stories are posted at http://laborcreations.blogspot.com
          I’d love to read your stories!!

          • Wow! How cool – I have one friend who also had HELLP with her baby but otherwise this is the most HELLP mommas in one place ever! Jamie, I just read your story and posted on your blog. I feel really blessed that my situation arose late in my pregnancy….I cannot imagine how it would have been if I’d been in any of the rest of your shoes.

  25. Will have my fourth C-section in a couple months. The first was due to failure to progress. His head was much too big, never even made it into the birth canal. After 17 hrs. labor and 4 hours of pushing…(I know some have done more!) the Dr. gave me the option, but also the option to labor and push longer. NO thank you. I have big babies and so c-section has been the best choice. My grandmother had 6 C-sections in the ’30′s and ’40′s!! I must have inherited something from her. I agree with other posters. I have seemed to heal faster with each one. Mostly because I am more prepared and so are those who help me. Help is key. Meals frozen are key…a lot of planning is key. I am personally afraid of the spinal, but if I had a vaginal birth I would choose an epidural anyhow, so I need to talk myself into not being scared. That is my biggest hang up. God bless you all, who have to go through a c-section!

    • 6 c-sections in the 30′s and 40′s… that is amazing! I have never heard of someone having that many “way back then.”

      • It is truly amazing, especially since penicillin was not mass produced until the mid ’40′s. It happened though! My father was one of them :-) My Dr. can’t believe it either, but he said she is lucky b/c most women with a narrow pelvic bone structure just didn’t make it and today there are not many left simply because the mothers died and therefore it was not inherited. Harsh, but understandable. Thank goodness for modern medicine!

  26. Wow! What on earth would make another mom care how YOUR baby was born and then be rude enough to make comments like that? I seriously do not understand what the big deal is about HOW babies are born or the desire to have a birth “experience.” I am 8 months pregnant and honestly all that matters to me about my baby’s birth is that the baby is born as safely and easily as possible. I’d rather avoid a c-section, but if that is what’s necessary, then I’m fine with that.

  27. I think just like a vaginal birth every c-section is different. My first baby was a c section at 29 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. The contractions that I couldn’t even feel, but were clear on my 24 monitoring caused his heart rate to drop dramatically and stay low for too long. It was decided he could not handle a full blown labor contraction. I had time to mentally prepare, my doc told me what was happening behind the drape, etc, etc. But it was a horribly nerve-wracking experience to have no control. Every new sensation I was asking the anesthesiologist was that normal. I wasn’t groggy or drug feeling at all, just a nervous wreck they’d paralyze me or cut the wrong thing or whatever. The NICU was on a different floor with no adult equipment so I had to prove I could walk and wouldn’t pass out before I could go up there. He was 7 hours old the first time I saw him. 4 days old the first time I held him. But now he’s almost 4 and just as wonderful as if he’d arrived any other way. #2 was c section due to pre-eclampsia though my OB agreed to let me attempt a VBAC if I went into labor on my own. I had the same mental preparedness though I was really worried about having a toddler since the first c section took me forever to recover from (turns out schlepping 70 miles each way to the NICU is not the best recovery plan). But the second time my recovery was quick. It really didn’t hurt for long. But the spinal headache lasted for 6 weeks. I also had the same freaked out nerves once I was on the table. They held him up for me to see the second he was out and I had him in my bed with me about 40 minutes later. My first c section scar apparently healed super well, no adhesions. All in all I do think that c sections suck, but a broken pelvis would suck a whole lot more. I can understand criticizing a scheduled c section to get the zodiac sign you were hoping for, but to bash you for making a sound medical choice is just mean spirited. I’m so glad you were able to let that all roll off and be sure of your own choices.

  28. My first, 4th, 8th and 9th children were all c-sections – the other 5 were vbac’s – I have to say vaginal recovery is much easier – however – the safety of my children was utmost important as we all know. I do have a road map of scars on my stomach – horizontal, vertical, and diagonal – oh yeah, I will never wear a two piece!
    If I were to get pregnant again I would have no choice – it would be a c-section. I have had horrible experiences and super easy ones – every birth has its own story!
    To the lady who wrote the post – I am allergic to morphine – it makes me itch – next time have them give you a different drug and/or a big shot of benedryl for the itching!!

  29. I have 3 kids and had my first two vaginal. My last one who is 2 weeks old was breech. I tried getting her to turn by doing the external version but she would not turn. I kept hoping that once I went into labor she would turn. I was terrified to have a c-section, but I had talked to friends who had it and they helped eased my mind. When I went into labor with our 3rd and they did the sonogram and noticed she had not turned they started getting me ready for the c-section. I was scared and nervous, but it all went good. All that mattered was that she was healthy. I am still recovering and I still have pain. The hardest part for me is I can’t pick up my 2 year old I have to have my husband or mom put her to bed, but it is only for 2 weeks. We carry the babies for 9 months and I think no matter how you give birth it is a blessing.

  30. Karen Cunningham says:

    Amy – I LOVED this! Thank you so much for posting this!! My fourth baby was a footling breech and so I had to have a c-section, much to my distress. I agree with EVERYTHING that this article said! I get so tired of “well-meaning” women offering their advice on this subject. I definitely believe c-sections take place many times when they should not BUT there are always those exceptions when they are necessary for the health of Mamma or baby! A lot of times all those “well-meaning” opinionated people only make those of us who have had to make that decision feel badly about it or fear that we may have to do it again!!! I am thankful to have a doctor who does VBACs and had Number 5 that way and do 100% feel that God’s way of giving birth is BY FAR the best when it comes to everything … BUT sometimes can not be done so even though now with Pregnancy #6 I truly pray for another VBAC – I know that whatever is best for me and my baby will be done and in the end I will have a healthy baby and THAT is all that matters!!!!!! I truly wish all the opinionated people out there would think about their true intentions when opening their mouths and I am glad to see an article that tells the truth about c-sections and the babies that are birthed via c-sections!!!!!

    • Karen Cunningham says:

      I also wish they realized how when they recite all the horrible things it can do to your next pregnancy that they are promoting fears that usually are not even warranted. There are risks in ALL births – not just cesarean and us post c-section Mammas don’t need even more fears to be heaped on top of us!!! I understand that they are usually just trying to help women be informed so they don’t make an elective decision about a c-section BUT they do a lot of harm for those of us that had no choice! Just a thought!

    • I hate that those of you who have truly needed the procedure have had to suffer the backlash from what really is a trend toward too many c-sections. Bottom line of this whole series is to make sure we don’t draw a “right or wrong” box around any birthing situation, because where babies are concerned… it’s definitely not all or nothing. ;)

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