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From Hello Magazine.

"I didn't want any surprises. Honestly, I didn't want any [vaginal] tearing. I had heard horror stories of women going in and having to have an emergency C-section [anyway]. The hardest part was deciding on his birthday. I wanted to leave it up to fate, but at the same time I was ready to be done early!"

- Christina Aguilera, on giving birth to baby Max

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Between this and the penis balloons at her son's circumcision, I don't have a lot of respect for her intelligence or ability to make reasonable decisions. It's not the decisions she made - many people have planned c-sections and many people circumcize. Her way of thinking is what gets me. It makes her look shallow and unwilling to make decisions in the best interest of her child.

I was a big fan of hers when she first became famous, but my views on her personal life have changed.
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I just don't GET it. I may have to have a c-section due to previa and I'm really, really scared/concerned about it. To have a healthy pregnancy and just decide on a c-section for no reason - ::
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From Hello Magazine.

"I didn't want any surprises. Honestly, I didn't want any [vaginal] tearing. I had heard horror stories of women going in and having to have an emergency C-section [anyway]. The hardest part was deciding on his birthday. I wanted to leave it up to fate, but at the same time I was ready to be done early!"

- Christina Aguilera, on giving birth to baby Max

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Well according to the ACOG we shouldn't base our birth decisions on fads from famous people. And while I frequently don't agree with the ACOG, I think I'll be "good" and take their advice this time.
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Hmmm...possible vaginal tearing vs. definite abdominal cutting???? :::

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It just saddens me that she has the forum to share her thoughts with the masses...
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Ah I was wondering if she circ'ed him when reading this comment

So she obviously cares a lot more about HER genital integrity than his
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Ah I was wondering if she circ'ed him when reading this comment

So she obviously cares a lot more about HER genital integrity than his
Her husband is Jewish and a bris was important to him. But yeah, I don't imagine it would have bothered her much, as long as her hoo-hoo stayed tear-free.

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I think it's sad and scary that our culture is so entrenched with the idea that a c-section is easier than a vaginal birth. OTOH, I had a rough birth and I distinctly remember afterwards thinking, "I could've had an epidural! I could've had a C-SECTION!" Birth is brutal for many (most, IMO) women. It's sad she was so scared and uninformed. I consider her ignorant more than anything else, she just doesn't know what she is talking about.

BTW, TMI, but relevant... I swear my yoni is *tighter* now. Much!
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:: sigh :: As I desperately try to get this breech baby to turn so that I can have the natural childbirth I want so much, I get utterly, irrationally furious at people who apparently could have a vaginal birth with no problem and just say, "Nah, ew, icky, cut me open." :

I have a friend who chose to have a scheduled C at 40 weeks, 5 days because "well, the baby wasn't going anywhere and my doctors were going on their honeymoon." (They were getting married, to each other.) Apparently during her entire pregnancy it never occurred to them to, oh, get her acquainted with a backup...and she didn't really care. "I never had any interest in pushing the baby out anyway." So now she keeps telling me how "It will be okay if you have to have a C-section." It almost feels like she wants it to happen. Which is why I don't talk to her about the pregnancy anymore.

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I still think the main reason so many celebs choose c-section is to allow a tummy tuck at the same time (this came up here on MDC just before Christina had her baby and one mom who is a nurse said she has actually seen the two surgeries paired up, so I guess it's possible!)...the other reasons they give are just cause they don't want to reveal how they "lose their baby body" so quickly! But maybe I am just bitter, LOL!
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Wow. Just wow. How much you want to bet that she is more worried about being less tight down there then getting a tear during birth. And penis balloons at the circ. That is just sick.

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I posted this on the Birth Professionals forum.

I just can't believe a doc would say, "Oh, you don't want to tear? No prob. Let's schedule major abdominal surgery instead." The hell?!?!?! Is that going to become another medical reason for a c-s -- tearing phobia????

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What a sad way to think. I can't imagine that amount of ignorance.

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I posted this on the Birth Professionals forum.

I just can't believe a doc would say, "Oh, you don't want to tear? No prob. Let's schedule major abdominal surgery instead." The hell?!?!?! Is that going to become another medical reason for a c-s -- tearing phobia????
I agree! That is very strange. If I had said to my doctor "I don't want to give birth, just schedule me a C-section" there is NO way she would have gone for it!!! I think with celebrities they tend to bend over backwards to give them what they want for a few different reasons. For one, they probably don't have to worry about justifying the c-section to an insurance company, because the celebrity can just pay for it outright themselves and cut out the middle man.
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:: sigh :: So now she keeps telling me how "It will be okay if you have to have a C-section." It almost feels like she wants it to happen. Which is why I don't talk to her about the pregnancy anymore.
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I can't believe how ignorant that statement is!
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What a sad way to think. I can't imagine that amount of ignorance.


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With both my kids, if I had told either OB that I wanted a c-section so that my hoo haa wouldn't tear they would have told me NO WAY and they should have. Seriously, where are your priorities, plus my dr gave me an extra stitch after my second child was born and its better than before :-)
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I can't help it, I laughed when I read "I didn't want any surprises."

Because didn't she act TOTALLY SURPRISED at how much pain she was still in six days PP?

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whats wrong with surprises, anyways?:
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She is an entertainer; nothing more than that. What makes her an expert on childbirth and delivery anyway?
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I would have thought she would have had the vaginal delivery
and Nicole Richie would have opted for the c section.
Well at least they are both breast feeding.
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I'm sad for her that she was so terribly uninformed, but I'm really sad and angry that the thousands of young girls that listen to her and read that magazine are getting yet another "CS is easy and birth is scary and awful" message :

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Seriously, if you don't want surprises, kids are a BAD idea. ;-)

I just don't get why anyone thinks it's less damaging to the human body to cut a NEW hole than to use one that's already there....
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I just don't get why anyone thinks it's less damaging to the human body to cut a NEW hole than to use one that's already there....
Amen to that, and I think you should make that into a new bumpersticker!
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Seriously, if you don't want surprises, kids are a BAD idea. ;-)

I just don't get why anyone thinks it's less damaging to the human body to cut a NEW hole than to use one that's already there....
IMO if you dont like surprises LIFE is a bad idea.

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Hmmm...possible vaginal tearing vs. definite abdominal cutting???? :::
Hmmm...glad I'm not the only one that was GLARINGLY OBVIOUS to!

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I read that statement earlier today, and just found myself thinking how incredibly VAIN. What is the deal with women and their obsession with "youthful" vaginas today? Scheduled csections, "vaginal rejuvenations"--is so much of the sense of sexuality & attractiveness based on vaginal tightness??
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