April is Cesarean Awareness Month

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.

Click on Photo for the live recording of my birth stories and to watch the entire series .

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!


LA Mami,

Julie López

2 responses to “April is Cesarean Awareness Month”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! I have 3 daughters and all of them were c-sections. Every experience was totally different. The last one was the scariest and worst moments of my life, glad I made it past it. And I agree, talking about my experience with my c sections has been very healing.

    • Amazing, thank you for sharing! Perhaps I will do a part two about sharing birth stories and have you on to share yours??

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