I’ve simply had the strangest revelation recently. Funny thing about pregnancy is: having children is quite the amazing journey. Being pregnant is supposed to be a joyous time in a woman’s life. Don’t get me started on the struggles involved there. Pregnancy can also be hard, straining, and excruciating as well. As I sat down and chatted with another mother last week, we discussed our fourth pregnancies, and the struggles we had going through them. Keep in mind, these aren’t health struggles, I stayed healthy with all four. However, they never tell you that when you become pregnant , your basically looking forward to getting hurt. Labor is no easy feat. Granted, every doctor who has delivered one of my children has said, ” You make it look easy.” Be that as it may, it’s not. I do have a high tolerance for pain. I do like a good challenge. Making it look easy isn’t my goal. Getting called a champ after delivering though, does wonders on a mother. For any of my readers out there that are mothers, I believe you can relate, how often do we feel like we just got hit by a bus afterwards. 😛 Not to mention, how it doesn’t get less painful the more children you have. It actually gets more painful, and with each pregnancy, comes a longer healing period afterwards.
Recently, I have been seeing a lot of upheaval on C-Section births versus natural. I had four natural births, without pain management, or assistance in those realms at all. Why,? Because if I don’t feel like I’m going to die without it, I just don’t need it. However, a lot of people think C-Section is the easy way out. Maybe it is for some moms who want one from the very start, but what about those mothers who have no choice? I have a few friends who had no choice. One with placenta previa, whom truly looked forward to having a natural birth. She didn’t get to. As I watched her go through her healing process, she couldn’t walk around, sit normal, stand too fast, or stretch out because of a painful incision wound and stitches that needed to heal. It takes six full weeks for their labor wounds to heal too. My conclusion, not one is better then the other, or harder then the other. Their both an injury, and something we all mothers must heal through for the same period of time. If this post can serve to send one message it is,
“It doesn’t matter how a mother births her child, she is still a fierce creature to be rekkoned with.”
My fifth reason to be grateful this December: Surviving my fourth pregnancy and labor. Happy December 14th Love Rareity💐