With Little Miss A joining us in less than 30 days, I wanted to put out a call for post submissions for a mini blog carnival I am going to hold in hopes of keeping my site going while in the last days of pregnancy, in recovery at the hospital, and in the weeks after at home.
I must admit, I was completely inspired by the Letter To My Daughter series that The Feminist Breeder is running. I often wondered how blogging Mom’s maintained their website around the end of pregnancy, and birth, and it is a purely genius idea!
Given the circumstances of my birth this time around, and having a scheduled c-section instead of going into labor on my own, and all of the options I had looked at before deciding with the help of friends, family, birth professionals close to me, and of course my providers that this would be the best option… I have not only struggled with this decision, but I have also been struggling and striving over the last couple months to make the best of this experience, and do everything in my power to make this a positive cesarean experience.
Of course we all know how I feel about this, and I am certainly disappointed this is the route that I need to take, but dwelling on the bad is not healthy, and it is not going to make the experience positive by any means.
So I am putting out a call for positive stories of medically necessary c-sections. Whether you were in labor on your own, and needed to have a c-section for some reason, maybe a medical condition that truly made a c-section your only option, etc.
I also want to put it out that I am not going to post all of the stories I get. I would like to read them over, talk with the moms, and choose carefully those to feature. Not only for my readers, but for my own personal emotional well being. I truly hope that the moms out there understand why I plan on doing that.
I know there are a lot of mothers out there affiliated with ICAN that have had to have medically necessary c-sections, and I have been blessed to read some of their tales, and I would appreciate if you could take the time to submit your story, and even a picture to help show the positive side of medically necessary c-sections during this difficult time for me.
Mothers supporting mothers!
To submit your post please e-mail me at Danielle.Elwood@gmail.com with the subject title “Positive Cesarean Submission”
Be sure to include your name, and Blog URL if applicable…
(If you would like to remain anonymous please let me know)
Thank you for taking the time to consider being part of this project that will hopefully become a very touching project for mothers, and helpful in the healing process of many women!