We all know that giving birth naturally, with no medicine or intervention, is the best for every baby ever. If the world has not already convinced you of this, I want to share with you a few reasons why c-sections are a horrible idea and you should never, ever allow a doctor to perform one.
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5 Reasons You Should NEVER Have A C-Section
1. You REALLY want stitches in your girl parts.
The ripping and tearing of your perineum as you squeeze a set of shoulders out of your body followed by possible sutures is an idea that delights you. Who doesn’t want a needle in their vagina? You’ve already stocked up on ice packs and gallons of witch hazel, anyway.
2. The safety of your baby isn’t all that important.
What is much more important than the safety of your baby that is needing to be born via cesarean for one reason or another, is your ability to stand tall and tell people you did it the right way. The natural way. The best way. Who cares if your baby is butt down and couldn’t possibly make its way out of your birth canal, you do not need a c-section.
3. You love doing kegels.
With a c-section, you’ll have no reason to keep up with 20 reps a day because your vag will stay completely in tact. It’s an exercise you love doing and do no want to remove it from your daily routine.
4. Your uterus contracting every 90 seconds sounds like fun.
You’ve heard horror stories of the incredible, breath-taking pain that is labor and you really want to experience that type of hurt for yourself. You don’t think it could possibly be as bad as the lady that described it as, “the worst menstrual cramp you’ve ever had combined with someone stabbing you in the stomach.” And even if it really is, you’re cool with pain.
5. Delivery in under an hour isn’t long enough.
It seems like a waste to go through 9 months of labor for the baby to come out so fast, it should take much more time. You really want this whole thing to stretch out for as long as possible. Even if it takes DAYS of cramping and laboring.
For those that don’t listen to me and go onto have a c-section anyway, make sure you take a look at C-Panty (the one thing I wish I would have had after my two c-sections). It’s special underwear for you after your surgery that helps reduce itching, protects the incision and uses compression to reduce swelling.
Yes, you read that right, I’ve had two c-sections of my own (that’s me above) and even though I did grieve a bit I know they were for the best in my situation.
I want every mama who is having a c-section to know it’s ok to not do it the “natural” way. What is most natural, is a healthy baby and mom. And hey, you might even get a few benefits, like no stitches in your girl parts. 😉
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.