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Unplanned C-Section (Greenbean)

I went into the hospital at 7:30 am to be induced. After several hours of my baby’s heart rate being consistently low and frequently dipping further it was clear she was not coping well with labor and with my cervix refusing to dilate past 2cm despite doing all we could we knew that a vaginal birth would not be possible and I went in to have a c section a little after 2 am. Although some people see it as such, a cesarean is not “the easy way out”, it does not make me any less of a mother nor does it make my daughters birth any less valid. This was not something I wanted or expected. It was very scary and upsetting, it was painful, and the recovery has been slow and difficult, but the umbilical cord was wrapped around her throat three times so it needed to happen so my baby could be born safe and healthy and I would do it again in a heartbeat for her. She is perfect, the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, and this scar is a reminder that we did what was necessary for her sake and I am incredibly proud of that.

21 years old
2 weeks postpartum
1st baby

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in Belly, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

5 comments… add one

  • Summer Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12:22 pm

    Good on you, mama! I had a c section, too, and it wasn’t what I had hoped for either. But you made the best decision for your little one, who was born healthy and safe, and that is what being a mom is, putting our kids’ safety and well being first.

  • Lola Monday, February 29, 2016, 8:31 pm

    Just TWO weeks postpartum? You look amazing.

  • lilola Monday, May 9, 2016, 10:09 am

    You look great!!and yes mommy we do what is needed for our babies and would never think twice about it! Enjoy you baby the days are long but the years are short!

  • Nora Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 12:20 am

    You look amazingggg , am may have a c section but am really worried about the scar and the tummy do you feel that the c section tummy is really bigger than the vaginal birth ?
    And please can you tell me what have you been using to avoid strech marks ? Thanks alottt dear am waiting for your reply

  • Carolina Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 1:22 pm

    Hi ! First of all congratulations, I’m a mom from Argentina, I had my first baby three weeks ago, almost the same thing happened to me, I had pre-eclampsia.
    My scar and body are now very similar to yours, I can see in the picture that you have the area near de scar a bit swallen, I have it to, I was worried something was not normal, before my pregnancy I didn’t have that swallen and hard area, did you?
    Congratulations again!!!

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