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Fair warning -- this is childbirth we're talking about here -- there are some graphic scenes below.
My most empowering moment from labor and delivery was when I saw my daughter's face for the very first time. Knowing that I grew this actual person inside of my body and seeing her on the outside, living and breathing, really drove home how amazing my body is.
—Submitted by yelenas41a9e7d47
I love that when I wear a bikini you can see my scar because yes, this is what I had to go through for my beautiful child and I'm damn proud of it! A C-section is in no way taking the easy way out, and it does not make me less of a mother or a woman because my son was not born "naturally."
—Submitted by gabriellep41cee509e