Pregnancy & Birth

The Childbirth Meme Breaking The Internet

This archaic view of childbirth will blow your mind!

We in no way condone these views...
The images we see in our Facebook feeds can arouse a broad range of emotions in us.
We feel uplifted when we see an endearing video, joyous when a friend announces the birth of her child, and sadness when the news of a tragedy breaks.
And then there are times we are left flabbergasted. Seeing this image, which criticises mothers who have had a Caesarean birth, is one of those times.
Image via Facebook
"Face the facts: you didn't really give birth. You caught a lucky break. Please show respect to superior women who actually had what it took to get the job done."
Superior women?!
The image is supported with some eyebrow-raising text that really drives home their point:
"Good advice from Matriarch Graber on behalf of The Circle of Matriarchs. They have delivered many babies over the years, NATURALLY and not once has needed a C-Section or pharmaceutical toxins. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing as it is the zenith of a woman's role in a moral Christian society. If God has decided to call you home, it is not up to you or a doctor to reject Him. You may find yourself cast into the lake of fire for doing so. God's Peace."
With more than 38,000 comments and 37,000 shares to date, the post has men and women across the internet seriously riled-up.
The Facebook post came from the backwards and supposedly Christian folks at the Disciples of the New Dawn. The group, are completely anti C-Sections and any form of medication during childbirth.
We in no way condone their views - we're not sure who does - that state, "If God has decided to call you home, it is not up to you or a doctor to reject Him."
Which in a nutshell means they believe that if you can't give birth vaginally you should die during childbirth and go "home" to God.
This is one of those times when we really need a GIF to do the talking, because... no. words.
Just so we're clear, you're in no way a failure for having a Caesarean birth. Women who give birth vaginally are not superior. And electing to have medical interventions during childbirth is well within your rights as a woman - whether you're a "moral Christian" or not.
The end.

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