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Old 05-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
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Re: anyone else with a failed VBAC?

I was thinking. People know rape is a violation but a forced unnecessary section is even more of a violation. The doctor cuts your body open and pulls your baby out pretending he truly has your consent instead of threatening and using fear tactics to get his way. To me this is just a different kind of rape. One that goes unacknowledged. We still have emotional and physical trauma to overcome at the same time people expect us to be happy about our new baby. I know I get told I should be happy because my son made a full recovery from his traumatic birth. I am but I am also upset and feel a great deal of shame surrounding my sons birth. Almost 9 years later it can still upset me so I am going to go to another thread now. I hope you get the help you need to deal with the emotional trauma of your experience.
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