So, can a simple change in name really empower women? And should we start referring to C-sections in this way?
Midwife Amanda Bude from Groovy Babies thinks this is a great idea.
“Obviously positive language has a massive impact on reducing or removing fear and anxiety towards any birth. That in itself empowers any mum-to- be.”
She says many mothers feel that having a C-section is “robbing” them of having had a vaginal birth. “But I believe if a mum has a positive birth experience, supportive care provider, and educated birth preparation, then they are less likely to feel shame and disappointment about how their baby arrived.”
And, she says, a simple change in name can help aid that positive birth experience.