Don’t judge me for reading In Touch. But I occasionally check them out to get my celebrity fill and I couldn’t help but get sucked in by a story about Jessica Simpson, who’s pregnant. According to the site, a source told them Jessica is so afraid of giving birth naturally that she’s scheduled a C-section. According to the source, “Jessica has no tolerance for pain” and “The thought of going into labor scared the bejeezus out of her.”
Now I could care less if a woman chooses to have a C-section or pushes the baby out the old-fashioned way. I happen to be of the belief that having a baby shouldn’t be traumatic, so however you feel most comfortable getting to the end goal is up to you.
But as a mom who delivered naturally, I have to say having a C-section seems exponentially more scary than pushing the baby out. The thought of having my stomach and uterus sliced open is downright terrifying. Granted, I’ve never had any surgery–unless you count having my wisdom teeth extracted and that was miserable enough–so it may be worse in my mind, but yikes.
Not that pushing a 7 pound baby out is a walk in the park, but if given the choice I’m pretty sure I’d choose labor over C-section any day.
What about you? If you were scared and had to choose between C-section and vaginal delivery, what would you pick? We’re not factoring in emergencies or previous delivery methods. We just want to understand why so moms who have elective C-sections think they are less scary (or painful!) than vaginal births. Share your thoughts in the comments.
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