As women, we all know that giving birth naturally, with no medicine or intervention, is the best for every baby ever, no matter the circumstances.
We’ve read the books, watched the documentaries and listened to the podcasts. All of them.
If the world has not already convinced you of this fact, I want to share with you a few reasons why I believe 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 human shoulders out of your body is an idea that delights you. Who doesn’t want to feel the notorious ‘ring of fire’? And a needle in your vagina? You can’t pass that up.
You’ve already stocked up on ice packs and gallons of witch hazel anyway and you don’t want it to go to waste. That’s just good sense.
2. The safety of your baby isn’t all that important.
What is much more important than the safety of your baby that needs 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 and 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. Kegels are an exercise you love doing and just do no want to remove it from your daily routine.
4. Your uterus contracting every 90 seconds sounds like fun.
You’ve heard the horror stories of the incredible, breath-taking pain that is natural 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.” Surely it doesn’t hurt that bad. And ya’ know what, even if it does, you’re cool with pain. You can take it.
5. Delivery in under an hour isn’t long enough.
Doesn’t it seem like a waste to go through 9 months of pregnancy for the baby to come out so dang 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.
Cesareans are just way too simple. A few cuts and tugs and the baby is born. Too easy!
But for those that don’t want to listen to me…
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 surgery that helps reduce itching, protects the incision and uses compression to reduce swelling. Absolutely genius.
Wait, did I just admit to have two c-sections?
Yes, you read that right, I’ve had two c-sections of my own (that’s me above). Even though it was not my first choice and I was sad to not be laboring the way I thought I would, I’d have 100 c-sections for my precious babies.
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 a healthy mom!
And hey, you might even get a few benefits, like no stitches in your girl parts. 😉
And don’t forget to go grab every new mama you know a free nursing pillow with my special code: 4LOVEMARR
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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.