Lying About Birth: Yes, Kate Winslet Should Feel Ashamed


Nor was I particularly embarrassed by the emergency c-section. Not that I had much choice in the matter, but if I hadn’t had it, my daughter would have died. And most likely so would I as I bled out into my own abdomen. What exactly is there to be embarrassed about when it comes to a life saving procedure? Would Kate Winslet be equally embarrassed if she drowned and a medic had to perform CPR? Ooh man, can’t let anyone know I had CPR. I magically rose from the dead and expunged the water from my lungs myself. I’m totally badass. Because an emergency c-section and CPR kind of amount to the same thing.

I’m not sure I agree with the thought that c-sections need to be stood up for in as much as there are way too many c-sections happening these days. But certainly one should not be made to feel shame for having had a c-section. You are not a failure for choosing what you have been told and believe is the safest option for you or your baby.

But yeah, if you have a medically necessary emergency procedure and proceed to lie about it “to save face” or look better in the eyes of anyone who wasn’t there to witness the terrifying horror that was your emergency c-section… you should be ashamed of yourself.


Audrey blogs at The Idea Girl where she talks about being a graphic designer and photographer who runs her own business from home so she can be with her growing family and have more time for crafty fun.

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