I sometimes get 'that look' when I said I gave birth to Husayn via c-section. Until today I think I've chickened out during those intense labor moments. I do feel like a failure sometimes whenever I think of the time that I did not manage to push Husayn out of me. Oh and somebody on the net did mention that mommy who choose c-section is selfish.
First of all, I would like to clarify that it was the doctor that suggested I undergo the c-sect. Husayn was nearly lemas in there and his heartbeat is getting too low for comfort. My mother did say the doctor was probably creating excuses to make more money since I gave birth at a private hospital. But then to be honest, during the chaos of giving birth I don't really care. I just want my baby to be delivered safely and c-sect or not, it does not matter.
Have you ever heard the term too posh to push? According to Urban Dictionary here, it means "Prospective mothers who opt to have an elective caesarean section rather than give birth vaginally. The women who make this choice are usually thought to be of higher class and wealthier. The choice for a c-section is made because it's thought to be more convenient as well as less painful and distasteful". And their best examples are Victoria Beckham and Britney Spears. Well, I think most Hollywood celebrities opt for c-section anyway.
I honestly don't think undergoing c-sect is less painful though. After my c-sect it took me nearly 2 weeks to walk properly, laugh or cough without the pain and more weeks to breastfeed your child while lying on your side. If I have a choice for my future second kiddo, I honestly will try the normal birth procedure first. After all my mother keep saying that c-sect kid is more hardheaded and degil compared to normal birth kid. And Husayn is certainly trying his hard to set a new standard in the family in this area..hahah. So I would love to see whether what my mother said is true or just a myth. Oh well..
ps:Anybody going to Mommy Lyna's pot luck gathering at Taman Tasik Shah Alam this Sunday? I will probably be there but I have my futsal tournament the day before..so I hope my legs will function just fine. Hehe..