Sunday, 2 August 2015

Does it really matter?

It happened again.

Random stranger: Ah, he is gorgeous and SO big. Hope labour wasn't too hard for you with this one?
Me: It wasn't easy, but ended up with emergency c-sec again.
Stranger: Oh really? I'm sorry to hear that.

WHY? WHY ARE YOU SORRY?
....
Breathe, Holly. Do not give lady evil death stare. Walk away.
How many of you has this happened to? I don't get it. There is no law to say that natural birth is the holy grail of labour. Who the hell cares? Who cares if you took a months worth of drugs in the space of 24 hours just to numb the excruciating pain. Who cares if you told your partner you hated him and to feck off for what he has done to you.
What really matters? That gorgeous baby that is happily smiling back at you right now because he is being fed his favourite yoghurt.
My babies will not feel let down because they were born by a c-sec. 

Ladies, labour and raising babies is a tough enough job as it is. Less of the patronising or condescending tone. 

We're in this together right? 


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  1. It makes me sad that some people feel this way and also that some mothers feel they've let themselves or others down by ending up having an emergency c-section!! The clue is in the word there EMERGENCY!! I didn't have c-sections but totally understand that it's a major operation with multiple risks!! You're right Holly, we're in this together, we all baked our babies in our 'tummy oven' (my Freddie's expression!) for 9 months, however they entered the world either via the great tunnel or popping out of the sunroof does not matter as long as baby, and mum, are safe and healthy!! Lots of love Ria x

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