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It’s strange how no breeze ever reminded me of my c-section.
In our culture, somehow, stories of birth are not celebrated. The consequences are dire.
Every birth is once-in-a-lifetime.
In reality, if your OB wants to c-section you, they will. No amount of preparation can combat the power differential.
Dismissing trauma is re-traumatizing. With c-sections in particular, people seem overly eager to smooth over the wound.