20060129 – C-section scar
Originally uploaded by sadalit.
Sadalit, the subject and creator of this photo sent me a link to it and also to this one.
Not only is the photograph beautifully composed, but it strikes me as nothing short of amazing how miraculous the human body is. The skin has smoothly sealed the place where her child first entered this world, leaving a road path to show where, but quite subtle in the grand event of birth. Just a little line.
Of course to a woman who has a cesarean scar, it surely feels like a lot more than a little line.
Thank you, Sadalit.
7 thoughts on “Featured Photo – C-section scar”
Thank you for posting my photo – I’m honored to be a part of this project.
Of all the pictures posted here lately, this is one of the most amazing pictures in a while! Perhaps because I have my own smoothly sealed line…
Thank you for this photo. Even though I cannot come to terms yet with my own scar, it helps to see this and realize that… at least physically… it is so small.
Its just a tiny line, there is nothing to be concerned about in my opinion. I am amazed at how many women worry about such small insignificant scar tissue that was once the blessed birthplace of their child. If it wasnt for such an insignificant “yet” significant for some the child would have maybe died through labour complications. I have my own beautiful line etched into my skin and i think its great that i can look at it, (or sometimes show people) and remember that it was the place where my daughter arrived safely into this world.
Two of mt children were cut from me, so I have this scar, too. Although me 3rd child was born via a healing vaginal birth, I still don’t find mine beautiful. ALL 3 OF My children are though!
I have been pregnant 4 times, with 3 live births, all delivered via C-Section (1st delivery was due to labor complications). My 3rd pregnancy was ectopic and resulted in my tube rupturing. My doctor opened me up the same as he did with my first 2 children. I am proud to say that all 4 of my children came from me in the same manor. I am proud of my scar.
My son is 4 months old now but came 6 weeks early. Sometimes I am a little self consous about it but today my husband made a point by calling it ‘the Line of Life.’ Mine is still a dark pink/purple color and is raised which is why I was concerned about the way it looked but even though I didn’t have that natural birth that I wish I could have had – it bothers me everyday – but my son is okay now because of my cesarean so I am proud to bare my scar of motherhood.