I was proud of my three c-sections, until I read something incredibly disturbing.
It was the Facebook post that stopped me, and my very large C-Section scar, in its tracks. Formerly a mark of pride, the door through which my three children entered the world but now, something that should shroud me in shame.
And deliver me into the burning fires of hell (cue evil laugh).
A Facebook group called Disciples of a New Dawn claims that C-Sections are not ‘real births’ and are nothing to be proud of. I’ll let them explain:
And for those who aren't offended enough by this insane graphic, take a look at what they wrote underneath. Prepare yourself:
Good advice from Matriarch Graber on behalf of The Circle of Matriarchs. They have delivered many babies over the years, NATURALLY and not once has needed a C-Section or pharmaceutical toxins. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing as it is the zenith of a woman's role in a moral Christian society. If God has decided to call you home, it is not up to you or a doctor to reject Him. You may find yourself cast into the lake of fire for doing so. God's Peace.
As you can imagine, millions of women world-wide who had C-Sections have lost their sh*t over this, me included. I almost don't know where to begin.
But let me try.
This is one of the most INSANE messages under the guise of religion I have ever come across, and I am Catholic, so I have heard some cra-zee sh*t. How dare they suggest C-Sections are not real births? That we should be bowing down to those who had vaginal births or that we have done something wrong? And their suggestion that those of us who had a C-Section for medical reasons, because we were at risk of death or our babies were at risk of death, is tantamount to us cheating death...ARE THEY SERIOUS?
The most offensive part is that they reject the entire notion that humans have used their GOD GIVEN BRAINS to develop AMAZING ways to save the lives of mums and babies all over the world, as being a good thing. Apparently, medical science that is designed to save lives is against God.
I can imagine what they would say about life-saving medical miracles like, um, immunisations, chemotherapy, heart transplants and CPR. Can we take Panadol? Can we wait for the little green man before we cross the road?
No, that is against God.
The post is receiving some astounding support on Facebook, to the utter disbelief of many others who have left comments such as:
Not that I have had a c-section, but who in the f**k do you think you are, getting off putting women down who have had to have one? You honestly think that because they've had to have a c-section that they've not given birth? Ummm, carrying a baby for however long, enduring everything that goes along with it, and finally in the end via it be vaginally or C-SECTION would justify as giving birth, despite what you friggen think. You should be disgusted and ashamed of yourself for thinking like this. Your thinking is beyond comprehension; sadistic and sad. Your thinking has my blood boiling......April
People with this view disgust me!! If I didn't have a cesarean section my daughter and (possibly myself) would not be here today!! Yes, my following two pregnancies were also cesareans - the third being a twin pregnancy. It's people like you that have given women like me a complex - a feeling that I failed. It's bad enough feeling as though I missed out on those first few magical moments, not having the same level of emotional build up and release, delivering my babies and having them placed on my bare chest! The beautiful exchange between mother and father as they lovingly gaze upon their miraculous creation. Pfftt! Easy...the recovery for a c-section is horrible, major f*&ing abdominal surgery!! With infections, adhesions, pain and ugly scars for years after! I hope you don't ever have to endure an emergency delivery...wouldn't you be dammed! Anna
Religion aside, how about this? Anything that saves lives, without being detrimental to others must be a good thing. Because they prevent death. They save lives.
Okay, I've said my piece. I could continue but I feel that you are pretty keen to contribute your thoughts. Don't hold back now.
What do you say to those who suggest that c-sections are 'unnatural'?
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