This mom proudly captured what it’s like to have a C-section in one photo

In case you were ever confused, giving birth is hard. Whether vaginally or through C-section, it takes its toll on the mother’s body. And one mom posted a photo of her body, post C-section, to show just how invasive the procedure is.

Australian mommy blogger Olivia White runs the website House of White, as well as her Instagram account houseofwhite_. Using her platform, White shared a photo of herself just hours after her cesarian section, to highlight what it looks like and to prove that there’s no “easy way out” when it comes to giving birth to a child. White wrote:

"This is what you really look like a few hours post c-section To anyone who thinks it's the easy way out, we'll [sic] try having a 6 inch gash in your abdomen like a gutted shark who had the body parts of the surfer it ate retrieved!"

While White’s photo is a throwback, since her Instagram account indicates she didn’t just have a newborn, her words are still relevant. They are also incredibly meaningful to moms who have ever felt shamed or undervalued for giving birth via C-section. When it comes to childbirth, there shouldn’t be judgment on how a person delivered her baby.

Plus, as White says:

"But for all the skin tight Kookai dresses I bought while pregnant that now make me look like I have a Kangaroo pouch - I wouldn't change it! Because if it wasn't for the ability to deliver my babies this way they might not be here today."

As White proves, having a child via C-section presents its own set of (incredibly painful) challenges, and all moms should be applauded for however they brought you into this world.

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