Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife
I love that you get it. Even though you haven't had a c-section yourself, you are able to see where some of us are coming from - and I agree, the thread took an unnecessary turn.
i want to say that i personally haven't had a c-section either. i'm not sure if it came across that i had because i seem so adamant about this cause but i haven't.
my motivation was seeing this sort of issue come up in several different threads and the feeling that there were women here who weren't being included.
there have been so many things in parenting that have taught me to NEVER use the phrase, "i would never...." because almost every single time i say it i find myself doing what i was never going to do. let my kid watch tv, eat processed sugar, yell, whatever..
i was going to be the perfect parent and i've discovered that all too often, that means doing the best i can with what i have. i've noticed that the same is often true of c-section mamas and yet, i hadn't really seen the issue explored and i didn't know if what i was feeling and seeing was true.
i think it's the feminist in me that wants all women's stories acknowledged and supported, especially when they seem to have the same goals in common. really, there's more holding us all together than there is separating us and i feel like those ties should be strengthened rather than torn down.