When you ordered or received your Birthing Better Pink Kit...
you might have been planning to labor and have a vaginal birth, but plans changed, and now you’re having a non-laboring Caesarean. Or maybe you’ve been planning all along for a surgical birth.
Let’s start off by addressing the common misconception that non-laboring Caesareans play second fiddle to labors with a vaginal delivery.
In reality, any pregnant woman is going to birth her baby one way or another. Because the ultimate goal is holding your baby, safe and sound, in your arms, having a surgical birth is as rewarding as having a vaginal birth. “Oh, no,” you say. Oh, yes! This is your baby—do you want to risk this child growing up with a belief that he or she is less valuable to you because of the way he or she entered the world?
Look, your baby has to be born. Perhaps having a surgical delivery is not what you want or what you’re glad you’re going to have. But do not reduce your baby’s value by associating ultimate value with the type of birth you have. Because birthing safely is your real goal, it’s of utmost importance that you prepare your body for birth, as well as learn birth and coaching skills that you can use during your baby’s birth—and you do this now, by focusing immediately on your pregnancy.
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