Carrie Underwood Shares Her C-Section 'Guilt' With the World

After giving birth to her son Isaiah a few months earlier, country singer Carrie Underwood has come forward to say her birth was no picnic. She revealed she had a C-section, and wasn't too happy about it at first.


"I feel like emotionally it was the hardest thing overall," Carrie said during a recent interview. "I felt a little bit like I had done something wrong. I had guilt about it going in."

Carrie decided to open up about her C-section to help other moms with "C-section guilt" know they're not alone.

"So I definitely think that that's something that women should know that that's normal and that, again, you gotta do whatever you gotta do to have your baby safely," she continued. "That's kind of your first hurdle as a mom, and it's just something you've got to learn to be okay with, and you're not alone."

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This totally makes me love Carrie: When I first had my C-section, I felt like a failure, too! I wondered whether I just wasn't "pushing hard enough" -- and if that made me a wimp. Even though I knew logically that this was a ridiculous thought, it was still there and impossible to shake.

But afterward I spoke to many moms who'd had C-sections as well, and this did help alleviate that guilt. Becoming a mom is filled with such overblown expectations, I think you need to hear dozens and dozens of women say, "Oh, that happened to me too," before you start feeling okay.

Hopefully Carrie's comforting words will help more women kick their "C-section guilt" to the curb.

Did you feel "C-section guilt"?


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