. :: Every cesarean birth story is different. Some cesareans are emergent. Some are scheduled months in advance due to high-risk factors. Some are happy occasions, just the way you'd imagine any birthday party should be. Some are fraught with disappointment or guilt. Why would a momma be burdened by such heavy emotions surrounding the birth of her child? Because folks, a cloud of stigma lingers overhead. It grows larger and thicker with each unsolicited judgmental opinion, each wayward assumption, and often (YES, I'M GOING TO SAY IT) each heavily-praised account of a victorious, strong, courageous goddess birthing naturally.
If we find room in our hearts to honor EVERY birth, squelching judgements and making space only for loving and healing thoughts, perhaps moms might allow themselves to feel pure, unabashed, untainted JOY for their births, regardless of the method. Please think twice before offering your opinions. We don't know her story. We don't know what thoughts or feelings reside in her heart. Sometimes even comments made with sympathy and good intentions can cut deeply and leave a lasting impression. Just a thought. ::. .
Cesarean Awareness Month :: Denver Birth Photographer