Cesarean Scar is a Daily Reminder of Power…

by Birth Without Fear on October 21, 2016

When I took this picture I did not realize the impact it would have on me. It is worth so many words. I wanted to share it, then didn’t, then do again. After my first cesarean birth someone said to me, “You will never know what it’s like to give birth to a baby” because I had a c-section. It really hurt and angered me, but I made two beautiful, perfect humans. I DID GIVE birth to them. Real birth. I have proof!!! Yes, I have a fresh new scar, but it’s not my first, it’s my second. It’s dark and not “pretty,” but it’s my daily reminder of how powerful my body really is. My squishy belly matches my squishy baby who apparently loves this beautiful scar. If I had to do it again (twice) I would.

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Submitted by Carolina. 



October 20, 2016


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Proud of My Scar

October 19, 2016

When I posted this picture last week, I had no idea that it would have had the impact it has. I never thought I would share the picture but something made me post it. Little did I know that one picture on my Instagram (with only 200 or so followers may I add) would have […]

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Oh, That Smile – From Preeclampsia to Emergency C-Section to NICU

October 18, 2016

It’s that feeling you get as a pregnant woman. The one that’s like, “Holy crap, this is finally happening. I’m finally going to have this baby.” However, for me, I experienced those feelings more than once with my first daughter. I was starting to show signs of preeclampsia in the 28th week of my pregnancy. […]

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Self Love Movement is Not an Excuse…

October 13, 2016

(Editor’s note: This was originally posted on March 14, 2014.) People are talking more and more about self love, self acceptance, and body positivity. And it’s awesome. It truly is. The world will be better for it. There are, however, people who are anti-self love. Yes, you read that right. There are people who get […]

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The Powerful Experience of One Woman’s Homebirth

October 12, 2016

With the birth of my first daughter in 2013 I thought I knew everything needed to have a natural birth. I hired a midwife, read books, researched, and read more books. None of that prepared me for labor or for my new role as a mother. Little did I know that while my midwife yessed […]

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Surviving a Tubal Pregnancy: A Story of Hope

October 11, 2016

Disclaimer: A tubal/ectopic pregnancy carries serious risks. This is one woman’s experience and is a rare outcome. Nothing shared here replaces medical advice or reflects any other woman’s experiences or needs or outcomes. I wanted to be a mother from as far back as I can remember. But I suffered from an eating disorder and […]

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Breastfeeding After a C-Section

October 10, 2016

There is a general trending increase in C-sections. Some women are choosing to while others have to through necessity. Whatever the reason, childbirth is an amazing experience and should be celebrated whether it is a vaginal birth or a C-section. Can a woman breastfeed after a C-section? The short answer is yes she can. We have […]

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Postpartum After Miscarriage

October 6, 2016

A couple of months ago, a picture of the “real side of postpartum” went viral. It was a picture taken by a dad, of the backside of his wife wearing postpartum mesh underwear. Yes, that is a very real side of postpartum fourth trimester life. But that is also a very real side of life after […]

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