If there’s one thing that no-one will debate you on, it’s that giving birth is hard. Whether you give birth naturally or have a c-section, it’s scary and painful. There are some people, however, who criticize women who have c-sections, saying that these ladies “took the easy way out”. To put an end to c-section shaming, women have been sharing photos of their scars and telling their stories. The images are incredibly powerful.
Photos To End C-Section Shaming
Women around the world are tired of being told that having a c-section meant that they haven’t truly given birth. Sick of the c-section shaming, they have been posting pictures of their scars to prove once and for all that c-sections are no less challenging than natural birth.
Not The Easy Way Out
Popular Australian mommy-blogger Liv White wrote about how incredibly painful her own c-section was.
“To anyone who thinks it’s the easy way out, we’ll try having a 6-inch gash in your abdomen like a gutted shark who had the body parts of the surfer it ate retrieved! That’s then sewn back together with fishing wire while it feels like your vital organs are trying to escape! ”
To make things harder, she reminds those who have never had a c-section that the surgery leaves you with a permanent scar and scar-tissue. You lower abdomen will be forever changed.
“Anyone who’s ever had C-section knows that you’ll forever be dependant on your friends Nancy, Dr 90210 and Spanx because you cannot for the life of you get rise of the ditch that is left by the scar” she wrote.
A Mark of Love
Kacey Ellis says that she loves her c-section scars because it reminds her how much she loves her daughters.
“I love my c-section scare. It’s my mark of love and a reminder of my girls,” she wrote on Instagram. “Whether it’s an emergency or scheduled, going into a c-section can be scary. “
She reminds her followers that getting a c-section is just as scary as having a natural birth. It is, after all, a major surgery.