Net zoals geen twee lichamen hetzelfde zijn, zijn littekens dat ook niet. Ze hebben allemaal een ander verhaal, maar toch zijn littekens van een keizersnede voor iedere mama een teken van kracht, moed en vastberadenheid om altijd te vechten voor haar kind.
I didn’t think I’d share this… but I enjoy seeing other mums birth and body related posts.. so here goes! After it was decided I’d have a c-section, but before Angus was delivered, I thought I’d really care about my scar. I have no other scars, no tattoos and before giving birth I’d never been to hospital. I guess for lack of a better analogy, I felt like I was a collectors item still in my original packaging, and I was worried once I had a big scar on my body I’d lose my value. Lol! I wish I could go back in time and tell my pregnant self not to worry! What I wish I knew then was: you will love your scar. You will look at your scar and always be reminded of how magical delivering your baby boy was. You will see it like the x on a treasure map: this is where your treasure was buried. But most importantly: You will love and respect and appreciate your body more than you ever could have imagined. ✨✨✨ #csectionrecovery #csectionscar #8weekspostpartum
Week 11 | 2016 52 Project 2.5 months postpartum. This is my body. A body that grew two beautiful, precious children. A body that was cut open, twice, to retrieve those children. I may not ever have a flat stomach again, but those scars, the ones that cut into my dove tattoo and created a new crease at my waistline, those scars will always remind me of the strength I have as a mother. #stephaniejonesphotography #52weekproject #houstonphotographer #spomh #postpartum #loveyourbody #motherhood #birthwithoutfear #ceserean #csection #csectionscars #birthscars
Throw back Thursday! 😬 . It’s been just over a year since I first decided to be brave enough to post this photo which I unexpectedly had an overwhelming response to. The response was really positive and supportive of my point about a birth being a birth regardless of how that happens. I of course managed to offend a few people. Comments like “uh I was just eating” and “Your surgeon butchered you”. I also had a lot who clearly hadn’t read the post and wondered why I had a vertical scar instead of the usual bikini line scar. Anyway, I thought it was only right that one year later I should post an “After” pic. (Taken in the summer when I was also feeling brave) . If anyone is interested in the original post then see the link in my bio. January from @birthwithoutfear initially reposted which then led to the Huffington Post @carsar91 and the daily mail also publishing it. . #proudofmyscar #csection #csectionscar #csectionbaby #postpartum #postpartumrecovery #classicalsection #postpregnancy #cesarean #cesareanbirth #igavebirth #beproud #markoflove #ididnthaveachoice #dontjudgeme #mothersshouldsupporteachother #healthy #happy #changeyourmindset #mums #moms #pregnancypost #mumblog #cesareanbirthisbirth
🌿 For every Women Unhappy with her Postpartum marks , is another who wishes she had them. Being a mom is worth every stretch mark , wrinkle , and sleepless night 🌙 • • #postpartum #raw #real #postpartumbody #csection #recovery #2monthspostpartum #babyboy #mammasboy #momminainteasy #momblogger #blogger #momsofinstagram #bodypositive #worthit #arcticfoxhaircolor #rose #mommyandme #mommylife #mommabear #babybear #piglet #momsofinstagram #momswithcameras #momswithtattoos #halloweenbaby #happysunday #sundayfunday #haircolor #motherhoodrising #momtogs
Look I know it might not be my best angle (or is it?) 😂 but who wouldn’t take selfies hours post birth so they can see where they sliced you open and yanked out a whole person 🙋🏼 (if you couldn’t tell I still couldn’t see past my still inflated uterus) 🙈 This is what you really look like a few hours post c-section 🗡 To anyone who thinks it’s the easy way out, we’ll try having a 6 inch gash in your abdomen like a gutted shark 🦈 who had the body parts of the surfer 🏄🏼 it ate retrieved! That’s then sewn back together with fishing wire while it feels like your vital organs are trying to escape! I mean sure, everything is 🌈 and 🍭 till the spinal wears off! After that it’s like you’ve been hit by a bus 🚌 which then backed over you just to make sure it didn’t miss you the first time! If you don’t time the Endone exactly before the previous lot wore off then you will most certainly know you are alive (while wishing you were dead) ☠️ and worst of all you’ll feel as if you’ll spend your entire life wearing nanna 👵 knickers up around your waist because the thought of anything settling in the canyon between your gut and pubic region is the stuff nightmares are made of 👻🙅🏼 Anyone who’s ever had c section knows that you’ll forever be dependant on your friends Nancy, Dr 90210 and Spanx because you cannot for the life of you get rise of the ditch that is left by the scar 🙄 But for all the skin tight Kookai dresses I bought while pregnant 🤰🏼 that now make me look like I have a Kangaroo pouch – I wouldn’t change it! Because if it wasn’t for the ability to deliver my babies 👶🏼 this way they might not be here today 🙌🏻 plus I recon getting cut from A to B sounds way worse 😷🤕