Been there, done that! Being a C-section mom myself, it didn't take me hours to compile this list, neither did I need to research much. Irrespective of what people say or believe in, I am proud to be a mother and refuse to bow down to all those nasty comments that are thrown my way accusing me of being a coward or my inability to give birth naturally.
It takes a hell lot of courage to acknowledge the fact that your abdomen is to be sliced in order to bring your little wonder in this world. If that sounds normal, then try being wheeled into an operation theatre in full consciousness, with all the bright lights, masked men and a platter of surgical instruments awaiting you. Trust me, it is extremely unnerving and the joy of meeting your li'l one instantly turns into an unguarded walk in the Jurassic Park.
Enough of my sentiments talking, let me now take you through a list of 10 unpleasant facts of being a c-section mom that are quite...err...unpleasant.
That needle inserted in the spine to prevent pain itself is the most painful.
Being shaved down there by an unknown human, the enema experience, insertion of the catheter, the painful IV, and then being asked to relax when you are about to be strapped to a table where you will be ripped apart.
"Pass me the scalpel", "forceps please", "control the BLOOD flow"...that's enough to give you a mini heart attack already....
You got to be a lioness!
...and the doctors advise and encourage you to initiate your walking from the very next day for faster recovery. Are you kidding me?! Well, I was literally forced to stand up and walk at least for 15 minutes, just 24 hours after I was stitched back up.
That scar is your friend (or foe) for life! But that's a proof of your immense strength and courage, so flaunt it, babe!
Because it takes a lot of time to get back to a normal routine...though "normal is history once you are a mum".
Just because you delivered from your vagina doesn't make you any greater a mom than I am. Wanna see my scar, anyone?
More often than not, if the first child has been delivered through a C-section, the probability of future deliveries through this method is quite high. Unless you are blessed or are in really good hands the next time!
While everyone is celebrating and rejoicing the arrival of a new member to the family, there you are lying on the bed helpless, unable to partake in the dancing, singing and hugging sessions, and worrying about what position should you take in order to feed the baby.
All I can say is it takes courage - a lot of it - to deliver a child, whether it is a vaginal delivery or a c-section. Both the processes are painful but trust me, the result is extremely rewarding and fulfilling. Worth it, completely! Do you agree, mums?