A new mum has revealed how she was left devastated when a woman at the gym announced that ‘women who have c-sections don’t love their kids’.
The poor mum who had a caesarean herself was left in shock by the cruel comment which occurred at the gym.
Taking to Reddit to vent her anger the mum admitted that she was already feeling very upset and unsure if her c-section had been the cause of her difficulties in bonding with her child. She believed her body ‘failed’ her in birth.
She wrote: “Women who have c-sections love their children less, you know.” Thanks, random lady at the gym for that helpful comment!
“Because I’m already not coping with birth trauma and guilt over my body “failing.” I had a bad reaction to the spinal for my section, so I don’t remember the first time I saw or held my baby. I’m already paranoid our relationship is stunted because we missed skin-to-skin in the golden hour.
The mum also admitted that she was having problems breastfeeding her baby and was feeling very guilty about it.
“We’ve been having breastfeeding problems, even with help from an LC, and I completely blame myself for having to have so many interventions and not being able to let her latch right away. I’m in absolute tears in the gym parking lot. What a fantastic start to my day.
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She added, “Pro-tip for this woman at the gym I don’t even know: when you overhear a woman telling someone else about having a baby, keep your opinions to yourself, bitch. I hope your children grow to hate you, and I hope your crunchy vaginal birth gives you no comfort in your cold, lonely nursing home. ”
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