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Do you consider a c-section "giving birth" Lock Rss

Was shocked to see that some people don't consider having a c-section "giving birth" personally I had c-section and I consider it to be my personal birth experience smile it was a good birth experience too smile

What do you think??
I too had a c-section.... As it was described to me by a friend, Bub came out of the sun roof and not down the slippery slide.

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"Giving Birth" - They are just words used to describe a baby coming into the world.
The words should be more like "Baby comes into the world" or something like that.

To answer, it wouldnt matter if babies came out of your mouth or exploded out your belly button, birth is birth smile
thats a touchy one. i personally dont class it as 'giving birth' as such but do if that makes any sorta sense. ur still having the baby but its not technically 'giving birth'. thats my opinion anyways. i mean, its still a birthing experience tho. hard to explain. lol.

thats a touchy one. i personally dont class it as 'giving birth' as such but do if that makes any sorta sense. ur still having the baby but its not technically 'giving birth'. thats my opinion anyways. i mean, its still a birthing experience tho. hard to explain. lol.


i agree with you. but again really hard to explain. It technically didnt come out the birth canal, but it still is in some form giving birth. The bundle of joy at the end is still worth it no matter how it got here.
i havent had a c-section but id still say its giving birth
as supaexcited said it wouldnt matter if babies came out of your mouth or exploded out your belly button, birth is birth smile

some people may not think it is because you dont experience the same things as natural birth but its still giving birth im sure i just repeated myself but in different words laugh
My DH and I had this conversation not long after our DS was born. I had an emergency c-section with my DS and for me personally I don't count myself as having 'given birth'. I describe it more as my OB delivered my DS. But that's just how I feel for ME. Maybe because the birth wasn't how I planned and I had to be induced because of complications and then the emergency c-section because DS was in trouble but it was like the whole process was taken out of my hands and I felt I had no control. BUT, in the end the process doesn't matter because DS is here and healthy and he is my whole world!
I don't think of a c-section as 'giving birth' either technically. I had a natural and then a c-section with DS2 (breech presentation). My c-section was much harder than my natural birth experience,... but technically I didn't really 'birth' DS2. He was 'delivered'. But I don't dwell on the technicalities. He arrived happy, safe and happy so I really don't care how he got here wink
I have had both and i would never have a c - section again and since i have had both i just lied there and had the twins cut out of me so i didnt work but when i pushed the next one out i felt i gave birth and did the work ,And the c-section scar still plays up and its been 2 years.

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techically no, but really, giving birth is having a baby, so yes.

i have been lucky to have 2 natural births, well the 1st was hardly "natural". Before DS1 was born i really didn't want a c-sect as i though i would be ripped off in experiencing the natural way. i was preped for a c-sect with DS1, ready to go to theatre only for the dr to have one try with forcepts and she was lucky enought to be able to pull, literally with one foot on the bed as leverage, DS1 out. so is that "giving birth" or just having the baby pulled out??

a healthy bub and mum is really all that matters at the end of the day, and just as each baby is different, so is each birth, whatever way they come out!

"Giving Birth" - They are just words used to describe a baby coming into the world.
The words should be more like "Baby comes into the world" or something like that.


To answer, it wouldnt matter if babies came out of your mouth or exploded out your belly button, birth is birth smile


I agree. Personally I have been lucky enough to deliver my babies naturally however I still consider a csection as giving birth. In a lot of ways a csection is harder as you have recovery time etc.



I guess Technicaly if it wasn't classed as giving birth then people born by c-section wouldn't be able to call it their birth day. It would be their delivery day lol.
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