That Parenting Life: You Are No Less of a Mother or Woman Because You Had a C-Section

Secretly or not, some are disappointed in themselves because they ended up with a c-section instead of a natural birth

C-SECTION DELIVERY IS HARD TOO…FOR DIFFERENT REASONS

Often times you’ll still go through the fun of labor pains. You still get an epidural and a catheter (SO fun — actually, to be honest, not having to get up to pee was a Godsend…re-learning how to pee after surgery…not so much.) But instead of pushing, you’re strapped to a table, Jesus-style, while your body quakes violently from the anesthesia and a tarp is draped between you and your lower half.

YOU’RE JUST AS MUCH OF A WOMAN AND MOTHER

C-sections don’t make you any less of a Mom-Warrior. You still carried a child in your body for 40-ish weeks. You grew a human being! That’s bananas!

NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THE HEALING PROCESS

I realize that many women who have delivered via natural birth need to deal with that discomfort of not being able to sit down. Tearing, stitches…yikes. And I’m so sorry you have to deal with that. Ugh. I can’t even imagine. I also hear that you guys bounce back and heal up pretty quickly.

WHY BE DISAPPOINTED? YOU HAVE AN AWESOME BABY!

What this all comes down to is, why be disappointed?

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Nami Matsuo

She/Her. INFJ. Japanese American Womxn. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Ally. Avid Complainer & Optimist.