Being a full time mum of two little people under two, is the best job ever! I love being a full time mum and wouldn’t have it any other way. Recently, while talking to a friend of a friend, who was expecting her first child, I was asked about my births. I mentioned that I had had two c-sections. Straightaway, she said ‘oh, so you haven’t had a real birth then’. This woman had no clue about the reasons for my c-section, nor was she interested in asking.

It got me thinking about the stigma attached to c-sections and the attitudes of women who have achieved a ‘natural’ birth. Regardless of a woman’s choice, to either have a natural or c-section birth, I feel the attitude towards a c-section is often unwarranted and adds a burden of guilt to a mother who may already be struggling with their choice to have a c-section or has/is following medical advice to have a c-section. Should the focus not be on the health of the baby and the mother! Should we not celebrate the safe arrival of a precious baby, regardless of how they arrived in this world? Just a thought…

Posted by klb85, 11th April 2013

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  • It is either your or your Medical Professional opinion which determine which is the safest and best for you as a Mum and your baby. You wouldn’t risk yours or your baby’s health & wellbeing if you knew there was risks involved.
    I know a Mum who had to have an emergency c-section and was told afterwards if she had another baby it would definitely have to be a c-section.


  • That’s so harsh! Commenting like that when she has no idea of your life or situation. I think you had 2 real pregnancies, births and babies. Good for you!


  • You’re 100% right doesn’t matter what sort of birth you have your still a mother and your babies best health interests were put first that’s all that matters


  • good and nice story


  • I have never cared how anyone else gave birth. It’s still a baby!


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