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Cesarean Scar: Nicole

This is my many scars. I have had 5 c-sections. 3 cuts from the navel down, and 2 cuts bikini style. When I look at them it screams failure to me. I feel betrayed by my own body, the very thing I live in has let me down. When I touch it, it feels flawed and imperfect. I am embarassed by my scar, I am embarassed to be called a women or mother. It makes me feel down because my body could not birth a child normally. I feel so incomplete as a mother..... 

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I have a similar scar from one child. It looks like an uncentered, lopsided butt cheek. I am 24 years old and never would have thought that this would happen to me. I totally understand how you feel but I don't understand why. I may have a freddy kruger stomach but I carried a beautiful baby girl for 9 months. My body worked well enough to do that - she's healthy and perfect.. I don't care how she came out - the fact is that my body worked to carry and "grow" her. You are blessed with 5 children, that's 45 months of carrying children - you're body worked great! Some women can't carry one child.. When I'm feeling "down" about my new body.. I read something that said "for every woman who dislikes her postpardum marks, there is a woman who wishes she had them".. it makes me remember that my body made my beautiful baby.. and that scar doesn't seem so bad. I hope you are feeling better about your body because it didn't fail you.. it gave you 5 children and that's a blessing in itself.

January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoAnn

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