To continue our spotlight on caesarean births for International Caesarean Awareness Month, I decided to work on an updated version of some caesarean birth affirmations I had made in the past. The first time I made some was for a mom blog that I am a founder of, Candied Chaos, and I made them after having made some birth affirmations for myself, and a reader requesting that we make some for caesarean birthing mamas too.
That request got me thinking. Of course caesarean birthing mamas should have affirmations too! Why not? Many women planning vaginal births go through a process of prenatal classes, reading every book they can, (hopefully) hiring a doula, and surrounding themselves with positivity like with birth affirmations. But what happens when plans change? What happens when before the birth process has even started, something happens that medically, the safest and best option is for a mama to deliver her baby via caesarean section? Does that positivity build up just end?
Having spoken to many mamas who have had to either go with a planned caesarean, or through an emergency caesarean, there are a lot of mixed feelings that happen. While the mom's number focus is on the health of her baby, many feel sadness and disappointment for the loss of the birth they were hoping to have, which of course is more then understandable.
It is important to remember that although plans may have changed and the birth didn't happen as originally hopes, babies born via caesarean section were still BIRTHED BY THEIR MOTHERS.
I hope these caesarean birth affirmations help any caesarean birthing mamas as they prepare for the big day that they get to meet their baby!
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