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.
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’.
Feeling exceptionally proud of my body today. Here is my scar and stretch marks that gave way to my son. Here is months of pregnancy, hours of labor, and the final decision to save our lives. I am about 6 and half months since I gave birth, I’m finally feeling confident in my body. I’m finally feeling strong. . . . . . . . . . . #mombod #postpartumbody #postbabybody #csection #csectionscar #fitmom #momstrong #momswhosquat #momswholift #weightloss #postpartumfitness #postpartumdepression
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Caesarean scar six months after giving birth, via nhinau.fit.
My C section scar, it’s worse looking than the actual picture, I’m bruised all over and it ducks and it’s so hard to walk and so a few things, the knot you see is a clot that I got back when I was 10 weeks pregnant and it should go away if not they will I guess open me back up. #csectionmom #csectionrecovery #csectionscar #csectionrecovery
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Bruising as a c-section scar heals, via countrygirl_xox.
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.