The internet is enraged over 'C-section is surgery, not birth' comment

A post on the mum support group Breastfeeding Mama Talk has had over 4,000 shares and over 2,000 comments on a photo of a text conversation between a mother and a photographer.

But a woman berated by a photographer when she asked about capturing her child's birth via cesarean has sparked outrage from fellow mums.

A woman who was having a C-section to birth her baby was shamed by the photographer she wanted to hire to document her little one's arrival. That is not birth no matter how you swing it and I for once don't want to be there to take pictures of it.

'A surgery isn't birth my dear.

"I realize when sharing things on the internet, you're going to have a lot of different people come out with lots of different opinions, some of them being negative", the mother told NBC affiliate WCNC.

One woman commented that the photographer would be needing surgery to 'remove my foot from her a**' while another fumed: 'You should post this b****'s name.

They went on: "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".

But members of the parenting community were furious over the photographer's comments, jumping to the woman's defence and insisting that a C-section is a major operation not to be taken lightly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2014, there were almost 1.3 million Cesarean deliveries, making up almost one-third of all USA births.

The photographer replied: "You aren't giving birth".

"So c-section babies don't have birthdays then I guess, since they are never born", one user wrote.

How does a C-section procedure work?

. On top of that, I had to be sedated for my C-section because I could feel everything!

"Mums who have had a c-section you're just as much a damn good mother as anyone".

Another wrote: "Wow. If anything C-section mamma's deserve more props".

In a previous text, the photographer accused the client of cutting corners. "There is nothing easy about caring for a newborn when you've been surgically cut in half!"

"I thought my two vaginal births were the easy way, even with their own complications". Turns out she was breech because her cord wasn't long enough for her to turn.

  • Joanne Flowers