A new trend in giving birth sees women opting for a gentle caesarean which is claimed to offer a more birth-like experience.
“A surgery isn’t birth, my dear,” the photographer wrote. A screenshot of the text exchange between the client and the photographer was posted to the Sanctimommy Facebook page. You are having a surgery to remove your baby from your abdomen,” the photographer wrote in the text message.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Sarah, from Queensland, Australia had given birth naturally, for how else could she have pulled her own baby out of her body, but in fact she’d had a caesarean section. For Sarah is one of a rising number of mums-to-be who are forgoing the protective screen, scrubbing up with the surgical team and taking a more hands-on role during their caesarean births. Maternal assisted caesarean sections are becoming increasingly popular, particularly for Australian and American women, who want to play a less-passive role in their c-section deliveries.
Just one day after giving birth to her baby daughter, Alexa, Raquel Renteria took to social media to share a picture. The new mum from California wanted everyone to know why she was proud of her scar and share an empowering message to other women who given birth via c-section. “I was afraid of this scar and the long term effects it would have on body and my mind.
As any mum will likely testify, the changes your body goes through after giving birth can be pretty seismic. Taking to her Instagram, Candice Williams, who blogs at The Working Mumma, shared a candid picture of her caesarean scar alongside an empowering message urging mums not to feel ashamed of their bodies. Candace was inspired to share the shot after she found out Instagram had reportedly removed a photo of a baby lying on top of a mum’s belly, revealing her c-section scar.
My emergency C-section was absolutely a matter of convenience. Lee goes on to reveal that originally, she was scheduled for a vaginal birth — but after an insanely long labour, doctors told her that to save her baby, she would need to have a C-section.