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10 positive things I learned from my c/s
I learned that my OB is not pro-VBAC
I learned that I was grossly uninformed about childbirth
I learned that I had more emotional pain from the c/s than I ever realized.
I learned that, if given a chance, statistically I could have probably
vaginally birthed my baby.
I learned that it's ok to be outspoken, well-informed, and possibly rude,
if that's what it takes to have my baby my way.
I learned that I love my children no matter which way they came into this
world. (That one goes without saying for all of us, I'm sure!)
I learned that not all women "numb" the same when it comes to a spinal
and surgery w/o total anesthetic is horrible.
I learned that I must roll with the punches when it comes to childbirth,
but that I must also throw some punches or I will get beaten down.
I learned that I must have informed, knowledgeable, supportive persons
at my side during childbirth/labor so that they can ask the questions I
am in no state to answer.
I learned that I don't have to sign a da*n thing the hospital wants to
throw my way.
How about this list of 10 positive things your cesarean gave you?? I
would love to hear some of the things on other peoples list if you are
willing to share...
I avoided an episiotomy.
It made me learn about the benefits of natural birth.
I am soooooo much more enlightened about birth now than I ever would have
been if my hospital birth went ok.
It made me breastfeed longer. (maybe?)
It turned me from a mundane housewife into a radical weirdo.
It made me more particular about my friends.
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