The Orlando Sentinel put together an odd, yet interesting, photo gallery of celebrity moms who have had C-Sections. Some did it out of fear, some for convenience and some weren’t given a choice in the matter – emergency.
The article reports that: “The rate of caesarean sections are rising worldwide — surpassing recommendations by the World Health Organization that C-sections make up less than 15% of all births. In the U.S., about 1 in 4 babies were born by C-section in 2004, according to the CDC.”
None of my children were born by C-section and I was glad. That is major surgery and I can’t imagine trying to recover from that serious of abdominal surgery while caring for a newborn.
I watched a C-Section one time on TV and it was amazing watching them cut through not only the fat layers in the stomach but all the muscles too.
I babysat for a woman who had two very active boys and had to have a C-section with her third son. I was there to entertain the older boys. The mom did too much after the birth and took the stairs too much and ended up back in bed for like a week. You really can’t push it after that type of surgery.
What do you think of the celebrity moms who chose to have C-sections? Did you have a C-section? Was it choice or necessity? Would you choose it again? (Often you have to – VBACS seem to be fading in popularity.)