It’s the last week of April which means it’s the last week of C-Section Awareness month! I have shared a collection of encouragement and advice from other C-Section moms this month and I thought it perfect to close out with a collection of Birth Stories. I closed out April last year doing the same thing which you can find that post here. That post has been so well loved that I was so excited to share again. If you’re anything like me, you love a good birth story. It’s so encouraging to see how just a simple story can unite moms everywhere.
These ladies have beautiful stories and lovely words of encouragement for you, so be encouraged today mama. All birth is brave. All birth is beautiful.
After two C-Sections, and having some time since, and then approaching a third, I feel like my perspective of birth has changed so much. I see beauty in every story and in every process. It’s amazing how unique each birth story is to the child being born. It’s just as unique as them. There is no way to plan every step of bringing a baby into the world, but it doesn’t mean that every step isn’t beautiful. The way your baby enters this world is a story all on it’s own, and it’s beautiful. Don’t ever feel bad for it, or wish it away. You are strong. You are an amazing mother. And that baby of yours has an incredible story.
“Find somewhere that offers gentle/family based cesareans! It was a blessing for my second and it made the birth.”
“Don’t push yourself too hard those first few days. You’ve had major abdominal surgery and any excessive movement is very painful.”
Cathy Goodwin | Childbirth – My Not So Hollywood Story
“Don’t let anyone demean your choice to give birth this way. Birth is birth!”
“In no way are you less of a mother because you had a C-Section. Planned or unplanned, believe me, you are giving birth and not taking the easy way out.”
Angela Fry | Our Journey to Triplets: It’s Time
“It is always for the good of your unborn child.”
Claudia | Bella’s Birth; A Prolapsed Cord Story
“For the surgery itself, a lot of it is mental. Prepare yourself best you can to go in with your game face mentality.”
“Take it easy. Take it easy physically, push yourself but be careful not to overdo it. Take it easy mentally, if your C-section was unplanned, go easy on yourself. It really isn’t your fault and your baby won’t be lacking anything because you gave birth in a less traditional method. You did what was best for you and your baby so take it easy on yourself.”
Abby Barstow | Why I Recommend Repeat C-Sections
“You are a superhero!”
Amy Wiggin | Birth Story: Trying to Beat the Odds
“Your child’s birth story is only one part of your parenting journey. A c-section doesn’t mean you failed.”
Catherine Short | So You’re Having a Cesarean Section