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Real c-section scar photos prove every caesarean is different

The number of women giving birth via c-section has continued to rise over the past decade. And just as every vaginal birth is different so too are caesareans, and they leave mothers with very different scars. Here’s a close-up look at some of the variations, when it comes to caesar scars.


Horizontal scars

One week post-birth scar (pictured above), via Imgur user kwh118.

Mum Raye Lee posted images of her post-emergency c-section scar in a bid to dismiss claims that having a caesarean is ‘the easy way out’.

Caesarean scar six months after giving birth, via

Bruising as a c-section scar heals, via countrygirl_xox.

Vertical scars

Jodie Shaw shared this incredible image of her fresh c-section scar, which was large due to having to avoid a fibroid sitting on her cervix and a low lying placenta.

c section scar vertical

This scar is the result of multiple c-sections, via Cynthia Lopez.

We have a whole heap of information available for mums who have had c-sections, including when it’s safe to resume exercise after a caesarean.

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