There are a couple of differences when it comes to cesarean birth vs vaginal birth but they’re more similar than you think!
Some folks feel like they could be pregnant forever. They love their changing bodies, the sensation of their growing baby in their belly, and the fact that most rules don’t apply to pregnant people:)
Other folks, however, are planning an exit strategy for their small tenant for months before they finally make their arrival.
No matter how you feel about your pregnancy the fact of the matter is that your baby will have to come out eventually!
There are two ways that your baby is going to be welcomed into the earth:
An incision is made into the birthing person’s womb and the baby either makes its way out or is pulled out by a surgeon. This type of birth must take place at a hospital.
The baby makes its way down the birth canal and is born out of the vagina. This type of birth can take place at a hospital or at home.
That’s it! Those are your options. Do you know what the coolest thing about both options is? THEY’RE BOTH BIRTH. One is not better than or lesser than the other.
They both require preparation. They both require knowledge and information. They’re both physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. They both are painful. They’re both accomplishments.
They both make you a parent.
I’ve never personally had a cesarean birth. I had two vaginal hospital births and two vaginal home births. For those of you who have experienced both types of birth, I would love to hear your take on the difference between the two!
Birth is birth is birth, my friends. Regardless of how you welcomed your little person into the world your body has done something absolutely incredibly amazingly awe-inspiring. You are an absolute wonder.