Looking ahead to your birth is both totally exciting and completely daunting. You know you are going to meet your baby, and that feels like bliss. But the unknown and uncertainties about how your birth story is going to unfold can quickly cloud that bliss with worry.

Especially when you consider Cesarean births.

One-out-of-three women gives birth via C-section , yet despite its commonality, we often have so many questions about what the experience will be like. And that can be scary.

But mama, it doesn't have to be.

What happens during a C-section?

What if I told you that your birth is beautiful no matter how your baby is born?

That you are a warrior-goddess no matter how your story unfolds?

You are growing a human in your body, and then that human is going to come out of your body.

Warrior. End of discussion.

To help you feel a bit more empowered about your upcoming birth—we wanted to share the answers to a few common C-section questions, in case that is where your journey leads you. Do not hesitate to ask many more questions than these. Seek out a birth class that will explain your options, non-judgmentally and informatively. And above all, trust yourself. You have within you the strength to give birth in the way that is best for you and your baby.

You've got this.

Can I breastfeed after a C-section?

What is a 'gentle' C-section?

How long does it take to recover after a C-section?

Can I have a vaginal birth after a C-section (VBAC)?

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