In Australia, one third of women give birth via c-section, a rate that has continued to rise over the past decade. And just as every vaginal birth is different so too are caesareans, and they leave mothers with very different scars.
Here’s a close-up look at some of the variations of normal, when it comes to caesar scars.
One week post-birth scar, via Imgur user kwh118.
Mum Raye Lee posted images of her post-emergency c-section scar in a bid to dismiss claims that having a caesarian is ‘the easy way out’.
Feeling exceptionally proud of my body today. Here is my scar and stretch marks that gave way to my son. Here is months of pregnancy, hours of labor, and the final decision to save our lives. I am about 6 and half months since I gave birth, I’m finally feeling confident in my body. I’m finally feeling strong. . . . . . . . . . . #mombod #postpartumbody #postbabybody #csection #csectionscar #fitmom #momstrong #momswhosquat #momswholift #weightloss #postpartumfitness #postpartumdepression
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Caesarian scar six months after giving birth, via nhinau.fit.
My C section scar, it’s worse looking than the actual picture, I’m bruised all over and it ducks and it’s so hard to walk and so a few things, the knot you see is a clot that I got back when I was 10 weeks pregnant and it should go away if not they will I guess open me back up. #csectionmom #csectionrecovery #csectionscar #csectionrecovery
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Bruising as a c-section scar heals, via countrygirl_xox.
My c section doesn’t make me less of a woman and it doesn’t make me less of a mother. To the people that think having a c section is the easy way out… there is a lot more to it. And I believe you are a mother as soon as that baby is placed in your arms, no matter if you had them naturally or c section. Just figured I would share gross pictures showing the long process of healing after having a c section. #csectionmommy #csectionscar #sheissafe #thatsallthatmatters #enjoy?
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Images showing scar healing over a ten month period, via kaylin_destinee, who says having c-sections doesn’t make her any less of a woman or a mother.
Jodie Shaw shared this incredible image of her fresh c-section scar, which was large due to having to avoid a fibroid sitting on her cervix and a low lying placenta.
❤ The mark of LOVE ❤ “Birth is amazing, no matter how it happens” #lilianaleahyphotography #atlantaphotographer #atlantabirthphotographer #atlantabirthphotography #atlantanewbornphotographer #roswellnewbornphotographer #gainesvillenewbornphotographer #alpharettababyphotographer #bufordnewbornphotographer #lawrencevillenewbornphotographer #atlantanewbornphotography #mom #mothers #mother #birth #csection #c-section #brave #scar #csectionscar #bravemomma #baby #newbornpictures #newborn #birth_photography #love #csectionmom
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A vertical c-section scar not long after birth, via mrsleahy.
This scar is the result of multiple c-sections, via Cynthia Lopez.
We have a whole heap of information available for mums who have had c-sections, including when it’s safe to resume exercise after a caesarian.
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