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This Incredibly Badass Mom Just Delivered Her Own Baby Via C-Section

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Sarah Toyer is a mom of four–and she’s given birth to all of her children through Cesarian section. Like many moms, she didn’t intend for her births to be C-sections, but her first child required an emergency C-section. This is why she was determined to have a a maternal assisted C-section the fourth time around.

Toyer felt like a failure after her first birth, telling Babble:

“I felt like my body failed at giving birth and felt so robbed after going through so much just to end up having a C-section.”

In a post she wrote shared to Birth Without Fear Facebook’s page, she detailed her experience with an assisted C-section:

“So, when the day came along we waited eight hours at the hospital, then I was standing there next to the surgeon scrubbing up just as she was. Maybe half an hour later I was lying on the operating table watching my son’s head being pulled from my womb. I reached down and put my hands under his arms and lifted the rest of him out of my own body. It was the most incredible thing I have ever done.”

I can’t even begin to say how badass this is. She’s been sharing her birth story as a way to show other moms that you do have an option–you can be more engaged with your child’s birth even if you don’t have a choice but to get a C-section.

Sarah believes other moms should push back more, stating, “I highly recommend you stick to your guns about what birth you want!” Totally agree with this sentiment.


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Joanna Valente

Joanna Valente is the Editorial Assistant at Kveller. She is the author of Sirs & MadamsThe Gods Are Dead, Xenos, and Marys of the Sea, and received her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. You can follow her @joannasaid on Twitter, @joannacvalente on Instagram, or email her at joanna@kveller.com.

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