We have all heard the phrase "too posh to push." * Deep Sigh*
Having a C-section, no matter if it was an emergency or an elective - is just as challenging as a vaginal birth.
Vaginal deliveries, if you're lucky can mean no medication and no stitches.
However, with C-sections the six weeks of recovery is unavoidable and caring for incision along with a newborn, is most definitely *NOT* the 'easy way out.'
When a mum-to-be, Jordan Grissom discovered she had to have a C-section, the mum told SUGARPOP, she was disappointed.
Her disappointment came because of the misconceptions that plague a C-section delivery that is perpetuated in society.
However, when her doula, Flor Cruz, named it a "belly birth" she began to feel empowered about her upcoming birthing experience.
Cruz's rebranding made the mum feel much more positive about her new birth plan.
Explaining why she coined the term “belly birth,” the doula said renaming it can entirely transform an experience for a mum-to-be.
“Change the language, change the mindset,” she said.
“Change the mindset, and it changes the experience like a chain reaction.
Cruz wants new parents to feel included and celebrated, no matter how their new arrival made their entrance.
"We connect more to the surgery aspect when we say caesarean or c-section. We are describing the act of major abdominal surgery," she added
"We don’t necessarily highlight and celebrate the bringing forth of life. The joy of a child being born. Parents being born. [Belly birth] is far more inclusive. It reminds everyone that a birth did indeed happen, not just a surgery.”
We couldn't agree more!