April: C-Section Awareness Month

April: C-Section Awareness Month
Before they happened, to be honest, I had no idea what was involved in getting a C-section. I have gone through two C-sections (the first was unplanned and the second was the only medical option). After my first, I felt defeated. I felt that I didn’t pace the halls long enough, bounce on the birthing ball just right, breathe in a perfect cadence, and meticulously listen to all the instructions of the nurses to “naturally” have my first son. I was determined to “VBAC” the second time. 
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Scars & Stretch Marks

Scars & Stretch Marks
I look in the mirror and I feel I failed you. I look back at the pictures of victory in the athletic arena. I scrutinize over my many choices that could have been better since that time. Maybe I could have abstained from that decadent dish while dining out, or pushed myself a little harder in a prenatal workout, or chosen to workout rather than sleep in my delirious state of being a new parent to get back to you. 
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