Have you ever had a discussion with someone and they absentmindedly say something that is absolutely offensive?
When someone has never experienced something for themselves, they often default to common knowledge that is also equally uninformed. The person never means ill will, but they will often unknowingly say something that is wholly inaccurate.
If someone has never experienced something firsthand and really feel what it is like to go through it, they end up relying on preconceived notions to imagine what it is like. This is especially common when it comes to childbirth. C-sections are seen by many as the easier way to deliver babies, as opposed to delivering naturally, through the vagina. Most people think it’s a quick and easy surgery.
But one mother has enough of people thinking that C-sections are an easy alternative to having a baby “naturally”. They are not as easy as people make them out to be.
Oh. A C-section? So you didn’t actually give birth. It must have been nice to take the easy way out like that.
Raye Lee has heard this idea floating around so much that she absolutely could not let it stand any longer. Instead she decided to post about the reality of C-sections and how they’re not really “the easy way out” like so many believe.
A C-section isn’t always a choice for a mother when she is delivering a baby. In fact, for many the C-section is a last resort after a vaginal birth is too dangerous for the baby. When Raye was delivering her baby, vaginal birth was actually hurting her baby, so the doctors advised for an emergency C-section.
C-sections will leave a large scar on the mother’s abdomen.
Some are ashamed of their C-section scars because so many believe that it’s “the easy way to deliver a baby”, but Raye instead wears her scar with pride.To her, the scar means that she brought her baby in the world at any cost.
The surgery was very painful for her as the doctors desperately tried to deliver the baby happy and healthy.
Sadly, the surgery itself is only part of the story as recovering from a C-section is anything but “easy”.
As Raye describes with detail that only someone who truly experienced it can tell you, recovery from a C-section is anything but “easy”.
Moms are told to stay in the hospital for at least 2 to 3 days as they recover from the surgery. More often than not, the mothers have a very hard time moving around. Because the doctors cut into the abdomen, and it takes so long to heal it can be hard to do just normal movements that every other human can do with ease.
When you’re first told to get up and move, that’s when the pain really hits you. That’s when you realize how this is anything but “the easy way out”.
Raye’s post has gone viral, amassing over 67,000 likes, 60,000 shares and 7,000 comments.
People are really discussing what having a C-section is really like instead of blindly following the preconceived notions so many of us have in our heads. We hear about how painful delivering a baby “naturally” is and we assume the C-section is the nice alternative, but it actually isn’t so simple.
In fact, one mother, Kasie Roy, actually experienced a vaginal birth and a C-section and was able to share what her experiences with both of them were like.
I delivered my son vaginally [four] years ago and OMG, recovery was soooo much easier than my C-section [three] months ago. My twins absolutely could not be delivered vaginally, no matter how hard I fought for that. Savannah, my baby “A,” was breeched and Cheyenne, my baby “B,” was transverse. I begged to deliver vaginally, but they just couldn’t do it. A C-section is one of the gnarliest things I’ve ever experienced.
Be sure to watch this video of one mother who was told to undergo a C-section because she was delivering triplets!
Tell us what you think! Is Raye right? Or are C-sections still the easy way out as you see it? Be sure to tell us down below!