My son was born by unplanned caesarean three years ago. It was a terrible birth – induction and lots of intervention eventually requiring a caesarean. After such a terrible birth, there was no way I was going to give up on breastfeeding. My son breastfed until he was almost three years old, so I am very proud of my body for providing such amazing nourishment for those years. I did gain a lot of weight while pregnant, so I have quite a few stretchmarks, but I consider them to be marks of honour. They are a reminder of the amazing job our bodies do as women and givers of life.