What annoys the bejeebies out of me is when I tell someone I wouldn't be alive, or any of my children, if it weren't for emergency c-sections, and they don't believe me. In fact, I don't think there is anything that irritates me more. Okay, maybe the child singers on Super Why.
I have many friends who have delivered 'naturally' and are not obnoxious or in-your-face about it. I'm fine with that, to everyone their own. Its the militant, preachy moms who drive me up the wall, and I know several of those too. I guess militant and preachy anything bugs me.
As the daughter of a doctor, modern medicine has never appeared to be a conspiracy or frightening to me. Its flipping amazing, and I take full advantage of it.
This pregnancy has been hard for me, which came as a big surprise. I'm tougher now, more mature, I can handle anything! But then, wham! Here's a 'sizable' subchorionic hemorrhage, followed by a month of constant bleeding! Scary! And here are some massive in-utero vericose veins that hurt so badly you can't sleep at night! Sciatica! Vomiting! Oh, and let's not forget placenta previa, and the very rare Asherman's Syndrome and intrauterine synechiae!
This is why we needed a Hero Party for my mom, who has been my constant help. I'm so stinking lucky to have her. She's a rockin' awesome grandma. It is literally like almost having a second 'me.' I could kiss her feet.
I will have another cesaerian, there is no doubt, and I am so grateful for it. Even if I had delivered the other three 'naturally,'* this would be a c-section, because of the placenta previa. So when those au natural moms come at me with the arguments for protracted, non-medicated, preachy crap, I want to hit them. Like an Indiana Jones sock-em-to-the-jaw.
*Ugh - women are so hard on each other. Why do we have to delineate? I mean, just because I had c-sections doesn't make me less of a mother, or that there was anything 'un-natural' about it. Just ask Lady Sibyl if SHE liked 'natural.'