Loveable blogger Constance Hall has all of us cheering with her passionate defence of caesarean births on her Facebook page today.
The post, which features a shot from the first chapter of her book ‘Like A Queen’, slams the mummy-shamers who lay claim to natural births as the superior method of childbirth.
Indeed, the online Mummy Blogger community love nothing more than vocalising their opinion on natural births vs. caesarean births. Earlier this year, HuffPost wrote about the The Secret Birth-Shaming of Mothers, where women who have chosen and/or have been forced into a C-section are being bullied for being ‘too posh to push’.
Well, Constance Hall is having none of it.
Her book, Like A Queen, actually opens with a declaration on birth:
“The definition of giving birth is “the act or extraction of a foetus and it’s membranes.” So just to clarify, if you’ve had a C-section, you have still ‘given birth’. Bravo, you rule.” she writes.
But despite her strong stance on birthing and motherhood, Constance says in the caption that she still is birth-shamed by other mothers – regardless of the fact her C-section was not by choice, but by medical emergency.
“Once at a kids party after having the my C section someone asked “did you give birth or did you have a caesarian?”
I was like “both.”
Nothing breaks my heart more then seeing a friend disappointed in herself for having a C section.
I’ve had women telling me that they feel like they failed, telling me that they feel like they aren’t allowed to talk when “birth discussions” are taking place and some even go through C- section induced depression. ????
Do you know what a C-section is? It’s your motherly instincts kicking in and telling you that medical assistance is now needed to get your baby out, it’s your motherly instincts telling you to put this in the hands of a doctor who know what they are doing.”