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#1 of 3 Old 09-12-2014, 10:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Not The Truth About C-Sections

The Alpha Parent has used the image below as an ad for her planned Twitter activity about c-sections.

That picture does not represent the truth about c-sections. That scar is from a tummy tuck. There is no doubt in my mind that it had NOTHING to do with a c-section.

I don't have source information on the photo - it was posted on Reddit in 2013, and I am not at all sure where it came from. However, I suspect the picture was taken as part of a post-mastectomy/reconstruction photo shoot. That scar matches what I have from an attempted at breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue, and the photo does a great job of conveying the impact of a parent's cancer on young children.
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That is disgusting and pisses me off to no end. What purpose does this ad serve - is it supposed to make the moms who have had a c/s feel like damaged goods? Or is it meant to scare moms into avoiding a c/s at all costs, possibly even risking the life of her baby?
Regardless of the purpose - how disgusting.
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I agree that scar is not from a c-section, but, in all fairness, I have to say when I had my first c-section after 28 hours of labor and baby was stuck in the birth canal, I was bruised all the way up the side the doc was on. But after four c-sections I didn't have ANYTHING that looked like that! I don't understand what point these people are trying to make? All it is doing is scaring the bejeezus out of people that are in need of c-sections for medical reasons. I recently had a "friend" who has all homebirths (wonderful for her!) tell me that since I had all c-sections, I didn't "technically" birth a baby. Moms need to support one another, not label and tear each other down. Especially after a labor that ended unexpectedly in a c-section instead of the vaginal birth Mama was hoping for. Ok, off my soapbox.

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