Pink's C-Section Was a 'Natural' Birth


PinkRocker Pink was one prepared mama when it came to the birth of her daughter, Willow Sage, born June 2. She had taken classes, watched videos, found midwives, and was prepared for an all natural birth, "in the way nature intended," she told People.

But like so many women with plans find, nature intended a whole different birth experience for Pink. After laboring for two days, she finally had to undergo a c-section, and baby Willow Sage arrived.

She explained to the magazine:

She was in the frank breech position, which is head up with her legs up by her head in a pike position. We tried everything to turn her around. Turns out this little girl had other plans -- she is my daughter, after all.

While it's difficult to accept such a major deviation from the birth of one's dreams, Pink has a great attitude about it. “It all turned out perfectly in the end, even though it wasn’t what we intended, because she is healthy and happy and so am I." She also said she will attempt a natural birth next time.

While it's great to hear everything turned out well, and I hope she gets to follow her plan next time, I actually hate the term natural birth, because it makes everything else seem so unnatural. And I think she did have a "natural" birth this time. Sometimes nature is dangerous without medical intervention, and the most natural thing in the world is for a mother to choose the option that is best for her baby at the time -- exactly what Pink did. 

The name she chose for her daughter is about as natural as you can get too. She explained to the magazine:

The willow is my favorite tree. I grew up near one. It’s the most flexible tree in nature and nothing can break it -- no wind, no elements. It can bend and withstand anything. I love that sentiment. I want that for her.

It's a beautiful name for a girl who is clearly loved and born to parents who from the beginning are putting her best interest ahead of their own desires.

Do you think a c-section can be a "natural" choice?

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jonellg jonellg

Natural would be in a cave some where with nothing, we would catch the child our selves and cut the cord with our teeth... I'm with you I hate the word natural. Technology is a good thing.

Allison Priest Leonard

Well, c-sections aren't "natural" in that they are a medical intervention. But the most important thing is that Pink and her daughter are healthy and had a safe delivery. While I believe the c-section rate in the U.S. is way too high, sometimes they are a necessity in order to protect mom and baby. I hope she can have the safe, natural birth she wants next time.

PonyC... PonyChaser

Thank you for this. I have refrained from telling my birth story (face to face) to people because the minute they hear C-section, I get the stink-eye, and many have told me that I "didn't really give birth". Really? Then how did that muddy little boy get here? Aliens??? Like Pink, I'd planned for the push. I knew those breathing exercises inside out, had my music, focal point, the whole nine yards. And Little Man had other plans. He'd tied himself in, and the only way he was coming out was with external help. He's here, he's healthy, and that's all that matters. Naturally.

Gigan... GigantaursMommy

No matter how you cut the words a c-section is not natural. Is it helpful? Yes. Is it necessary in some cases? Yes. Is it natural? No. A natural birth would be letting things run their course naturally by delivering vaginally, it's not always the best option but it is the only natural option.

stell... stellarluna

no, I don't, although sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks. When talking about breech birth, it's more often than not, safe to still birth naturally.  The baby was naturally supposed to be birthed through the BIRTH canal... vagina.  Not through an incision.  However, there should be no shame in having a csection if you felt it was best for you and baby.  IMO, it's the doctors pushing this procedure in unnecessary situations that should be ashamed.  Mom is basing decisions on the information available at that time and what her comfort level is... can't blame any mommy for doing that!  What is also amazing to me is that she is breastfeeding!  I'm thrilled to hear that... hopefully she keeps up with and focuses on that!  Congrats to her and the daddy either way!  babies are a blessing ; ) Technology, not so much for me.  

jalaz77 jalaz77

WHO CARES!!! She has a healthy baby and it's because people go on and on and on about how a baby is brought into this world is why so many women feel like they have "failed". This subject gets old......look around you, can you tell who is a c/s baby, an epi baby, in hospital baby, at home birthed baby, a natural baby??? Nope, you cannot tell. Yes the c/s rate in the US is to high but c/s are necessary.

cute_... cute_mama88

She had a natural birth, which unfortunately had a surgery at the end. If she feels that labouring naturally = birthing naturally, good on her! The moment you feel like a mother is the birth!

Water... Water_geM

Don't fool yourself.there is nothing natural about a csection.

nonmember avatar Elle

THANK YOU!!! Without a csection for my oldest, I would be dead. Without it for my second, she would be. Motherhood happens naturally, the hole the baby comes from doesn't matter. As long as we are all here and healthy, why SHOULD it matter?! Next ya know, having a "natural" delivery of an invitro baby won't be "natural" enough for some people cause it wasn't concieved the "natural" way - boinking like rabbits!

Nraw2011 Nraw2011

A c-section is not a natural birth.  Sometimes c-sections are absolutely necessary for the health of mommy and baby.  You ladies should stop letting people make you feel so guilty about things that are out of your control.

@PonyChaser - Tell your birth story woman!  It's yours to tell.      

I'm beginning to think that sometimes these posts are written only to get people all riled up and arguing. 


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