I’ve had both deliveries and I will never understand why someone would want to have a c section over a vaginal birth. It was SO much harder to recover from the C. And trust me, I had the WORST vaginal birth you can get (I won’t get too descriptive – but you KNOW what I mean) and still found it easier to get around days after delivering. With the C, I was KNOCKED out for weeks. It was terrible. But so is Hollywood.
Christina Aguilera spoke with People Magazine about her scheduled c section and how she didn’t want any surprises. MEANWHILE, can the average pregnant mom do this? You can’t just say you want a C right? Perhaps because she paid for it on her own and didn’t have to go through insurance?
I didn’t want any surprises,” she says matter-of-factly of her decision to deliver via scheduled C-section at week 37 of her pregnancy. “Honestly, I didn’t want any [vaginal] tearing. I had heard horror stories of women going in and having to have an emergency C-section [anyway]. The hardest part was deciding on his birthday. I wanted to leave it up to fate, but at the same time I was ready to be done early!”
When the big moment finally arrived, “the instant I heard his cry, the waterworks started,” says Aguilera. Bratman, who filmed the birth and played the music of Miles Davis throughout, says, “We’ve played the [birth] video several times since, and all you can hear is me going, ‘Oh my God!’ I was beaming the entire time.” And when they placed Max in Aguilera’s arms, “I said, ‘Hi, Papa, hi, my little angel,” she recalls, “and he looked up at me and opened his eyes for the first time. The connection was incredible. You can’t believe the love you feel.”