My first got stuck and the midwives and doctors kept going on about how big he was going to be when he came out - he was 7pds! I had scans to see if my pelvis was too small, because there must be a reason I couldn't push him out myself, and no - perfectly normal ... he just got stuck.

There was nothing wrong with me, nothing wrong with him and nothing I could have or should have done differently.

I had a beautiful son via c-section and in no way did I feel bad about it and neither should she. At the end of the day you get to cuddle a beautiful baby every night and that is all that matters!

And I am sure her MIL is one of those who breast feed with ease and never made a parenting mistake right!! LOL!! I love those women.

I hope your friend feels better now and doesn't let these comments make her feel inadequate.