For the most part, women who are about to give birth have an idea about how they want their birthing plan to go. We pack an overnight bag weeks before we’re due, we check with our doctor to make sure everything is on track, and we even reserve a private room at the hospital or make sure our doula is on call for days. But any woman who has ever given birth knows things don’t always go according to plan.
You may schedule a natural birth only to find that you need to have a cesarean aka c-section. And you know and we know that’s TOTALLY okay. So long as you and your baby are healthy! However, there are many people out there who judge women who have c-sections.
Whether you opted for one or it was an emergency, there is no reason to put up with any negativity from anyone. And if you’re someone who is quick to judge a c-section birth, we suggest your read out list of 16 things never to say to a mom who has had a c-section. Actually, we beg you to read i t.
Is that scar permanent!?
Yes, thank you for drawing attention to it when it was the last thing on my mind.