Have you guys seen that Facebook page that was going around on social media claiming c section moms are lazy? As a three time c section mom, it’s hit a nerve with me and I’m sure I’m not alone here fellow c section moms, right?
NOTE: The Facebook group has been taken down but you can read some of what was written on this site.
Lazy? We are not lazy because we chose or were advised to have a c section. We did what we thought was best for us and our babies. What ever path that was.
For my own children’s births my daughter set the tone for my birth stories. She, as in true Bri stubborn fashion, was transverse. She laid across my stomach and never turned on her own head down or even breech. Advised by my OB we went ahead and scheduled a c section as turning seemed to be too risky for me. It was not a guarantee and I thought the risks were too high to try. I had a c section because it was safer for my baby.
My Godsons mother was induced and after 15 hours of labor and 3 hours of pushing demanded a c section. She had an anxiety attack while pushing which lowered her and her babies oxygen levels. Scared for the safety of both of them, she said she was done pushing and begged for a c section. She had a c section because she felt it was safer for her baby.
When my sister gave birth her water broke earlier than expected. Once she got to the hospital my niece was at negative station and no plans of coming out anytime soon. My sister suffered from preeclampsia and would have to deliver what they thought an over sized baby. After some talking her doctor advised her to have a c section. She didn’t want to, she saw all three of mine pretty up close and personal to say the least. She eventually had a c section because it was safer for her baby.
See the pattern here? We all did what WE thought was safer for our children.
All moms have their own birth plan. Whether it goes as planned or not, that’s up to the babies, not us. We are simply here to welcome these precious gifts how we see fit.
Does that make us lazy? I don’t think so.
I’ll just put this out there I was not a breastfeeding mom, my children had pacifiers way later than what is “recommended” and I’m not a crunchy mom by any means.
Do those make me lazy too? I don’t think so!
I’m also not here to debate what is the “right or wrong” way to parent your children. There is no right or wrong way, plain and simple.
We are all moms just trying to do what is best for us and our unique situation. The miracles we bring into this world are ours, not meant to be judged how they came into this world simply that they arrive safely and hopefully healthy.
Instead of judging other moms because to some, we took “the easy way out” or are “lazy” come together as moms with the same goal, healthy and happy children.
Let’s hear your thoughts. Do you think c section moms are lazy?