Woman allegedly shamed by photographer for undergoing C-section, sparks debate

Woman allegedly shamed by photographer for undergoing C-section, sparks debate
From Global News - February 28, 2017

It seems like everyone has an opinion when you become a parent. From parenting styles to your childs diet, there are plenty of people out there ready to judge the choices you make.

But is telling people how they should give birth going too far?

That was one womans alleged experience when she encountered a birth photographer who would not photograph her babys delivery by C-section because they didnt consider the procedure a real birth.

READ MORE: Moms now able to see their babys very first moments during C-section

A screen shot of the alleged text exchange was shared by a Facebook group for mothers called Sanctimommy late last week and has quickly picked up steam withover 3,400 sharesby Tuesday afternoon.

I didnt opt for anything but alright, the mother says to the photographer. I had no idea birth photographers discriminated [against] people for how they birth their babies but thats good to know.

To which the photographer replies, A surgery isnt birth, my dear. You arent giving birth. You are having a surgery to remove your baby from your abdomen. That is not birth not matter how you swing it and I for one dont want to be there to take pictures of it.

The photographer then goes on to say:

If you decide to give motherhood a go from the get and have an actual birth let me know and we can schedule your session, they write.

The photographer ends the exchange with a lecture about motherhood.

This motherhood job is hard, if I were you I would think twice about starting such a job by cutting corners so early in the game.

The photographer and mothers name were removed from the screen shot.

Global News was unable to verify the legitimacy of the text messages, but nonetheless it has opened up a heated dialogue on social media about the issue.

Honestly I dont think having a c-section is the easy way out, Roykinnia Cooper writes on Facebook. Who wants to be cut? Lets not forget the healing process. I didnt have a c-section with my son, but seeing the mothers who actually had one. It looks painful. So I give an applaud to all the mothers who had c-sections.


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