It seems that when it comes to any and all aspects of parenting — people feel the need to impose their opinions into things.
Anything from miscarriage-sharing etiquette birth announcements, birth plan and how you feed your baby seem to be open-game for anyone to share what they think is right and how you’re doing something wrong.
Truth is, most of us make decisions that are educated, thought out and with our own situations in mind. On top of that, there are some situations that arise that are truly out of our control — like birth. It’s unpredictable and while I totally think we should all educate ourselves, release the fear that comes with this natural process and trust our bodies, there are times where it’s the best interest to have a medical intervention.
I have not had a c-section myself so I can’t really say that I’ve been on the receiving end of these comments, but I can empathize. I did have medical interventions during my birth and while I was still able to deliver without surgery, I have had my own births questioned — which never feels ok.
Check out 12 things you shouldn’t say to a woman who’s had a c-section:
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:: What would you add to this list? If you had a c-section, what did you hate that people said to you? ::
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