3304 - "Not every vaginal birth is positive & not every cesarean experience is negative".
This quote resonates with me so much, as my first birth was a vaginal birth and it was long, tough and ended with my daughter being in special care for five days. My second birth was also tough as it ended in an emergency cesarean however my third and fourth births both elective cesareans were amazing and far less complicated. The lesson I have taken from all my births is that it's important to have options and the way in which you give birth does not define the success you are as a mother.
The way women give birth should NOT be up for discussion or judgment from others because as far as we are concerned no one fails at labour and what we should be discussing is that a woman has options, options that will ultimately keep her + her baby safe both physically + emotionally.
There needs to be a genuine respect + support for women because the fact is women matter. It's imperative that women are willing to share their birth experiences, so all women feel they are not alone in their journey. We MUST SUPPORT the fact that women have a choice, whether that is birthing naturally, via a cesarean, having pain relief, having a home birth or those who were able or unable to stick to their birth plan.
As women we MUST start being mindful of what we think when our mind starts to play with critical judgement, because movement for “equality of woman” must begin with women supporting women. There must be a genuine want to encourage the best in each other; without self-comparison, negative judgement or competition. It is only then that we will see greater results. .
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