Mother-of-two Olivia White is tired of people claiming that C-sections are the easy way out. Believe it or not, there's even a few people that claim you don't actually give birth if you have a C-section.
White knows all too well that getting torn apart isn't exactly fun. So after giving birth to her second child last week, she decided to share a selfie to hammer home the point.
She goes on to describe the process in gory detail:
"Look I know it might not be my best angle (or is it?) But who wouldn't take selfies hours post birth so they can see where they sliced you open and yanked out a whole person (if you couldn't tell I still couldn't see past my still inflated uterus)"
"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 try having a 6 inch gash in your abdomen like a gutted shark, who had the body parts of the surfer, it ate retrieved!"
"That's then sewn back together with fishing wire while it feels like your vital organs are trying to escape! I mean sure, everything is rainbows and candy till the spinal wears off! After that it's like you've been hit by a bus which then backed over you just to make sure it didn't miss you the first time!"
"If you don't time the Endone exactly before the previous lot wore off then you will most certainly know you are alive (while wishing you were dead) and worst of all you'll feel as if you'll spend your entire life wearing nanna knickers up around your waist because the thought of anything settling in the canyon between your gut and pubic region is the stuff nightmares are made of."
"Anyone who's ever had c section knows that you'll forever be dependant on your friends Nancy, Dr 90210 and Spanx because you cannot for the life of you get rise of the ditch that is left by the scar. 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 plus I recon getting cut from A to B sounds way worse."
Commenters offered their support to White, and called out people who say C-sections are the easy way out.
"Had 4 Caesars, all kids in 20s now," one commenter wrote. "The scar doesn't look so bad. The belly hanging over it I could do without lol. Had all the negative comments, had the guilt but wouldn't change it for the world as my babies were born safely. Easy ppfftt obviously a comment from people who have no idea."
While another added:
"Easy way out... I think not. My drugs didn't work i felt every moment of my c section. I felt them cutting into me. Please tell me again how I took the easy way out. By the way you look great and way better than I did after mine."