I've had two c-sections and breastfeeding was an excruciating hell. If I talk about my experience in the same way that other people do I get dirty looks, scowls, generally it's tense for no reason.
I've been accused of scarring people. Other women get to talk about forceps, episiotomy, vacuum extraction, etc... as long as it was a vaginal birth but I can't talk about a c-section for a surprise breech and a planned repeat for my preemie. No scary bleeding or pain or complications at all just straight forward surgery where I recovered so well they let me out of the hospital early.
Worse if I'm really unlucky I get the person around me that feels the need "educate" me about breech birth and VBAC. Absolute worst case they now feel the need to try to get me to have a "healing" vba2c.
Anybody else get quite this much crap in these situations?
Answer by gdiamante at 8:33 PM on Nov. 29, 2013
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