Mom’s Post Goes Out To Anyone Who Thinks C-Sections Are ‘The Easy Way Out’

After hearing multiple people say her caesarean section delivery ?wasn?t a real birth,? an Australian mom decided to put to bed the myth that C-sections are ?the easy way out.?

On May 11, Olivia White, who blogs at House of White, posted a postpartum photo of herself on Instagram.

Look I know it might not be my best angle (or is it?) but who wouldn't take selfies hours post birth so they can see where they sliced you open and yanked out a whole person (if you couldn't tell I still couldn't see past my still inflated uterus) This is what you really look like a few hours post c-section To anyone who thinks it's the easy way out, we'll try having a 6 inch gash in your abdomen like a gutted shark who had the body parts of the surfer it ate retrieved! That's then sewn back together with fishing wire while it feels like your vital organs are trying to escape! I mean sure, everything is and till the spinal wears off! After that it's like you've been hit by a bus which then backed over you just to make sure it didn't miss you the first time! If you don't time the Endone exactly before the previous lot wore off then you will most certainly know you are alive (while wishing you were dead) ?? and worst of all you'll feel as if you'll spend your entire life wearing nanna knickers up around your waist because the thought of anything settling in the canyon between your gut and pubic region is the stuff nightmares are made of Anyone who's ever had c section knows that you'll forever be dependant on your friends Nancy, Dr 90210 and Spanx because you cannot for the life of you get rise of the ditch that is left by the scar But for all the skin tight Kookai dresses I bought while pregnant that now make me look like I have a Kangaroo pouch – I wouldn't change it! Because if it wasn't for the ability to deliver my babies this way they might not be here today plus I recon getting cut from A to B sounds way worse

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?This is what you really look like a few hours post C-section,? she wrote in the caption. ?To anyone who thinks it?s the easy way out, well try having a 6 inch gash in your abdomen like a gutted shark who had the body parts of the surfer it ate retrieved! That?s then sewn back together with fishing wire while it feels like your vital organs are trying to escape!?

White recalled the agony she felt after the pain medication wore off and in between doses she took after her two daughters? births.

?And worst of all you?ll feel as if you?ll spend your entire life wearing nanna knickers up around your waist because the thought of anything settling in the canyon between your gut and pubic region is the stuff nightmares are made of,? she wrote. ?Anyone who?s ever had C-section knows that you?ll forever be dependent on your friends Nancy, Dr 90210 and Spanx because you cannot for the life of you get rise of the ditch that is left by the scar.?

Though she dealt with physical pain and still has a ?kangaroo pouch,? White said she wouldn?t change a thing about her two daughters? C-section births. 

?Because if it wasn?t for the ability to deliver my babies this way they might not be here today,? she concluded.

White?s post received over 1,800 likes on Instagram and over 3,500 on Facebook. Many fellow C-section mamas shared their experiences in the comments sections.

White has two daughters, 3-year-old Annabelle and 1-year-old Theodora. Both were born via C-section. The mom told HuffPost she was inspired to write the honest post after feeling fed up with hearing people say C-sections weren?t ?real? births. 

?Mostly, I just want people to know the reality of a C-section and make those who had C-section know they don?t need to defend themselves!? she said.

?It doesn?t matter how you birth a baby!? she added. ?We are all mothers and we need to stick together.?

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Hospitals On The Brink As Cholera Kills 184 In Yemen’s Capital In Mere Days

When Ahmed Algohbary?s little brother Hamzah woke up on Saturday in Yemen?s capital, Sanaa, with severe diarrhea and unbearable abdominal pain, he knew the 9-year-old didn?t just catch a stomach bug.

Algohbary rushed his sibling to the Sabeen hospital, a facility in the war-torn country backed by the international relief organization Save The Children. Soon his fear was confirmed. Hamzah was diagnosed with cholera, and so were many of the other patients in the overcrowded emergency ward. With every hospital bed taken, Algohbary took his brother in his lap, holding the IV tube while on the floor.  

At least 184 Yemenis have died of cholera just this weekend in the capital, which Houthi rebels have controlled for the past three years. On Sunday, the city declared a state of emergency and called for international help to deal with the crisis. Yemen?s health ministry, run by Houthi rebels, said on its news agency Saba that the outbreak was ?unprecedented? and had become impossible ?to contain.? There have also been cases of the disease have been reported in other major cities including Hodeidah, Taiz and Aden.

?There are hundreds of patients here,? Ahmad Algobary told Huffpost over the phone while describing the scenes at the hospital. ?A lot of patients came from villages, from Sanaa city and around Sanaa. It is horrible situation. I can?t even walk through the hospital hallway.?

The cholera outbreak in Sanaa is the second in less than a year in Yemen. More than 100 civilians died from the disease in the first outbreak in October 2016, according to the Yemeni Minister of Health and the World Health Organization.

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that can be fatal if left untreated. It is caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Two-thirds of the Yemeni population does not have access to clean water. Population displacement, overcrowding and inadequate sanitary conditions, especially in larger cities like Sanaa with uncollected garbage, also contribute to the rapid spread of the disease.

Oftentimes, civilians in the villages assume the symptoms are a case of bad diarrhea, leaving it untreated until it?s too late, Algohbary said.

The outbreak poses a significant threat given the drastic deterioration of the health care infrastructure after three years of civil war between forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi?s government, supported by a Saudi-led multinational coalition, and Iranian backed Houthi rebels.

More than half of the health facilities in Yemen are closed or partially functioning due to severe shortages in medicines, infrastructure, equipment and staff. Saudi Arabia?s imposed de facto blockade also contributes to the shortage of pain medication, antibiotics, vaccines, and other surgical equipment, according to a report by Watchlist for Children and Armed Conflict 2017 on attacks on humanitarian and medical infrastructure.

In response to the outbreak, Doctors Without Borders, also known as MSF, has set up cholera treatment centers in five hospitals. The organization is also supporting several Yemeni medical centers within the country. MSF teams have received or treated more than 780 cholera patients in the past three months. MSF also reported a sharp increase in cholera cases over the the last two weeks.

?We have patients coming from many different districts, tens of kilometers away,? said Shinjiro Murata, MSF head of mission in Yemen, in a statement. ?We are very concerned that the disease will continue to spread and become out of control.?

Of around 27 million Yemini citizens, 19 million are in need of humanitarian assistance. That figure includes 17 million people who don?t have enough food to eat.

Members of the international community pledged to meet just over half of the United Nations? $2.1 billion appeal to Yemenis at a summit in Geneva, Switzerland, last month.   

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Disney Wants A ‘Hannah Montana’ Spinoff As Much As You Do

If you?re eagerly awaiting a ?Hannah Montana? spinoff, you probably shouldn?t hold your breath. 

In an interview with Zach Sang, Cyrus revealed that Disney has, in fact, approached her about rebooting the series that made her famous.

?Dude, I had to go to Disney the other day to promote, and you know that was the first thing they said,? Cyrus told Sang. 

Unfortunately for Disney (and for ?Hannah Montana? fans everywhere), Cyrus has one big problem with returning to Disney Channel.

?It?s a lot of time to be [spending] with my Dad,? Cyrus said.

?That was really hard, every day, from like 11 to 18,? Cyrus added. ?I didn?t get a school escape like most people.?

Ouch. Sorry, Billy Ray.

While the Stewart fam may not be returning to the small screen, at least Disney Channel fans can fill their early 2000s TV void with Raven-Symoné?s ?That?s So Raven? reboot. Can we get an ?Oh, snap??

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