I'm often amazed at how many times I hear a woman (or man for that matter) comment saying that having a C Section is taking the easy way out!
I literally want to scream at them and try to make them understand that major surgery is certainly not easy, although I appreciate pushing a 10cm head out of a noo noo is no walk in the park either! I tried, believe me I tried but as the midwife said, it was like trying to get a square peg out of a round hole and even after attempting forceps and a vacuum my little man still didn't want to come which is why I then had to have an emergency C Section.
Second time round with low blood platelets again I was advised that a C Section would be best and it's frightening being taken into theatre with what feels like a million professionals standing around you and no one there to hold your hand. Having to wake up feeling drowsy and then caring for a tiny human being is NOT easy and then when the drugs wear off it FRICKING hurts! You're also told not to lift anything or do anything strenuous which is hilarious as things need to be done at home and I doubt many of us have a 1:1 carer on hand to do all these chores for us. I had dreamt of how my babies delivery would be and watched Mums happily holding their bundles of joy and then skipping out of the maternity unit. But that wasn't me.
So to all you Mums out there, however you have delivered your baby, well done! Surely the most important thing is that they are happy and healthy? Don't put us with scars down for not being able to do what you managed.