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C-Section Mom Has Had It With Folks Who Think It's the Easy Option

Jenn is perhaps best known as the author of the popular parenting blog Breed ‘Em and Weep (2005-2012). She’s written for many magazines, newspapers and websites, including Brain, Child Magazine, Literary Mama, and The Boston Globe. Jenn’...

Moms know giving birth by cesarean section isn't easier

Don't you dare suggest to Olivia White that C-sections aren't "real" births, or she'll slap you upside the head. She's had it with people who claim C-sections are the "easy" way out — and her recent post on Instagram shows exactly why there's nothing easy about a cesarean birth.

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White — a blogger at House of White — has two daughters, both born by C-section. Annabelle, 3, and Theodora, 1, are happy and healthy little girls, but White points out that they "might not be here today" were it not for the cesareans that brought them safely into the world.

Look I know it might not be my best angle (or is it?) but who wouldn't take selfies hours post birth so they can see where they sliced you open and yanked out a whole person (if you couldn't tell I still couldn't see past my still inflated uterus) This is what you really look like a few hours post c-section 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! I mean sure, everything is and till the spinal wears off! After that it's like you've been hit by a bus which then backed over you just to make sure it didn't miss you the first time! If you don't time the Endone exactly before the previous lot wore off then you will most certainly know you are alive (while wishing you were dead) and worst of all you'll feel as if you'll spend your entire life wearing nanna knickers up around your waist because the thought of anything settling in the canyon between your gut and pubic region is the stuff nightmares are made of 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 But for all the skin tight Kookai dresses I bought while pregnant that now make me look like I have a Kangaroo pouch - I wouldn't change it! Because if it wasn't for the ability to deliver my babies this way they might not be here today plus I recon getting cut from A to B sounds way worse

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Her brutally honest post and photo have received almost 2,000 likes on Instagram, and many followers have shared their own C-section tales in the comments. As White points out, it's hard to say what's the worst part of a cesarean, from the fishing-wire incisions to the excruciating pain when the meds wear off to the humiliating "nanna" underpants afterward.

More: Can we all just stop the C-section judgment, please?

Nope, there's definitely nothing "easy" about a C-section delivery — and we commend White for telling it like it is in such a bold and relatable way.

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