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Woman Proves That C-Sections Don’t Make You Any Less Of A Mother


Roughly 32% of all births in the U.S in 2015 were done by Cesarean section (C-section). And all of this, amounts to roughly 1.2 million C-sections compared to 2.7 million vaginal deliveries. All in the same year.

So clearly the percentage of C-sections is pretty high and it doesn’t mean that there aren’t difficulties associated with having one. Raquel Maldonado, a mom from California, recently posted to Instagram expressing how scared she was when she found out that her daughter has to be delivered via C-section.

She wasn’t only afraid from the procedure, but she battled with the thought that giving birth in this way made her less of a mother. She is proving to everyone now that C-sections are nothing to be ashamed of.

While pregnancy is an inspiring journey, the thought of  delivery can be very stressful. 

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Meet the Maldonados from California

This family has been through so much lately and Raquel has been making waves online for a picture she posted on social network, Instagram.

“#2016 has been one of the best years of my life. And #2017 isn’t wasting any time rolling in with lots of changes!” wrote Raquel.


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Her latest pregnancy would be a lot different from that of her five-year-old son Mason. 


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Raquel found out at 32 weeks pregnant that her daughter was breech and needed a C-section to deliver her.

She was worried that by having to do so, she would be less of a mother.


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This is the picture people have been talking about so much.

“The last few weeks leading up to Alexa’s birth, I was scared. I was terrified of this surgery. I was afraid of this scar and the long term effects it would have on body and my mind. I was worried I would feel inadequate, like I didn’t give birth to her,” wrote Raquel.


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“I don’t feel as if I was robbed of a birth or like less of a bad ass. This scar proves that I am indeed a #badassmama!” she added.

“After the surgery, I wanted to see what it looked like so I snapped the photo, and honestly I cringed,” she told Today in an interview. “It looked horrible…initially I wasn’t going to post it, but then I decided that’s what sharing the journey was about — sharing it all, even the ugly parts,” she said.


Since then, Raquel’s post has gone viral.

These are some of the comments from supporters.


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The family is doing awesome since Alexa arrived. They look so happy!


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See how cute her daughter is.

“The struggle of not knowing which picture to post because all of them are so stinking cute,” she wrote with this picture.


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Mason holding his little sister. 


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Now, Raquel is even getting back into the fitness game.

“The truth is, I forgot that I love fitness,” wrote Raquel. “I wanted to hold my little baby right next To my six pack… and say I did it! That was seriously my goal 😂” she added.


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She has proven that having a C-section doesn’t make you less badass.



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h/t Today

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