Every scar on our body tells a story, some of triumph and some of pain. C-Sections are such a difficult topic when it comes to parenthood and labor.
I’ve heard it all! When researching everything that could potentially happen (yes, it was a horrible idea) I saw so many disheartening things about moms who have C-Sections. I read posts from moms who had a perfect, natural delivery saying that C-Sections were the easy way out. I read other moms say it wasn’t real labor, that it couldn’t compare to the feeling of pushing your own child into this world.
I didn’t know I would end up being a mom who had a C-Section, but I’m so glad that I did. You see, I didn’t have a choice when it came to my birth plan in the end. I labored for 12 hours before the decision was made for me, and continued to labor for another 12 before my surgery even happened. I labored before a C-Section. It was incredibly difficult to know that I was laboring for nothing, and that my child was going to need to be cut out of me. Knowing that you will have no control over your situation is HARD.
When you have a C-Section you give your control to your doctors, nurses, even God. But I don’t feel like less of a mother because of how he was born. I still gave birth to an incredibly healthy, handsome boy.
These pictures are beautiful in their own way. This mama has had 4 C-Sections, and she is one of the best mothers I know. She has given life to 4 beautiful girls, and has the scar to prove it. She doesn’t feel any less of a mother for how they came into this world because she will raise them to be strong women.
This beauty is creating a Mom Blog, talking about everything from what really happens during a C-Section to just being a parent (which is really hard sometimes). I’ll make sure to update y’all when that link comes out. But until then, this is the raw and beautiful reality of C-Sections.
The scar and the pain are worth every second!