Cesarean Awareness Month aims to raise awareness and educate people about cesareans.
This awareness campaign supports a reduction in the number of cesareans in mothers who do not really need or who will not benefit from this procedure when compared to a vaginal birth. Cesarean Awareness Month also promotes Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) and support for recovery from a cesarean.
There is also a lack of awareness in mothers that cesarean sections are a major operation which carries its own potential complications. This surgery can lead to increased risk of infection, blood clots, intense longer lasting pain, and repeat hospital visits as a result.
For more information visit ican-online.org/cesarean-awareness-month
My unplanned c-section story is part of my Instagram Live series: Birth Stories, where I interviewed live on Instagram, Mamis who shared with us their different birth stories as a way to bring awareness and support to our Mamis that are expecting or went through similar situations. I wanted to let them know they are not alone.
Sometimes sharing your birth stories helps release unresolved emotional constraints. When I shared mine during the Instagram live, I was still healing and unable to freely share so I sort of ran through the story numb, trying not to feel it all again. I was still very sensitive and emotionally I couldn’t go in depth, I still can’t. I did seek help and am working through it all! I encourage you to seek help, a great resource is WomensHealth.gov.
Follow the series here: Birth Stories
I hope these birth stories help you not feel alone and motivate you to seek help if you do. There are a few c-section stories shared, all different, some planned and some not, meant to shed light to it all. Share your story below!