Mum shares her c-section scar to empower other women not to feel robbed of a birth.

Sharing on Instagram Raquel wrote, “The last few weeks leading up to Alexa’s birth, I was scared. I was terrified of this surgery. I was afraid of this scar and the long term effects it would have on body and my mind. I was worried I would feel inadequate, like I didn’t give birth to her. So many different fears lingered, but SO many other mamas told me, it would all be okay.

And it is. I don’t feel as if I was robbed of a birth or like less of a bad ass. This scar proves that I am indeed a #badassmama!

This surgery was not an easy decision for me. It pushed me to educate myself, to open my mind, to let go of my perfect expectations. I had everything I wanted during my birth. We had skin to skin in the OR, we saw our daughter being birthed(actually have the video of it), my husband cut the umbilical cord, they delayed cord clamping and most importantly, our baby was safe and beautiful and my doctor respected every decision we made.

I couldn’t be more proud of this scar. I couldn’t be more proud of myself. And all those silly fears disappeared as soon as I realized, I was having the baby I prayed for and the birth experience I hoped for.”

“It wasn’t the birth I planned, or that I thought I wanted. But it was exactly how it needed to be. I’m so thankful for everyone that played their part to make it so special for us.”

Alexa Quinn
5lbs 14oz
“Though she be but little, she is fierce. She is strong, healthy, and breast feeding like a champ!”


In August we shared a post Mum explains how a C-section is NOT the easy way out.

Related story: mum’s honest childbirth post goes viral.

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  • I have had two vaginal births and two c sections, I didn’t feel like I didn’t give birth, though mine were premature I did feel as though I didn’t have the full pregnancy experience


  • I think this picture teaches more than a thousand words. :-)


  • awesome article. I love your insta pics too, especially the one where you introduced her – Love the “Though she be but little, she is fierce”

    Congratulations :)


  • Congratulations on the arrival of Alexa,a beautiful little girl.


  • It may not have been her preferred choice but they are both happy and healthy which is much more important than the appearance of a scar.


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