Childbirth indeed is a miracle. The pain women endure for 9 months before pushing the baby out of their womb is something only women can understand. Childbirth is also said to be one of the most painful procedures in the month. Aside from the fact that women have to give birth, the entire process for 9 months is not easy.
Keeping a living-being inside your body, feeling it grow inside you, seeing body inhibit all sorts of changes and of course, the hormonal effects too – everything for a woman gets different and tedious during these 9 months…but the bigger challenge is the childbirth.
While A Lot of Men Can Never Understand The Pain Women Endure During Childbirth, this Young Male Doctor Expressed his Feelings While Seeing the First C-Section Delivery
Shabbir Mustafa narrated the entire experience on Facebook and indeed, it will make your eyes teary as well.
So i saw my first C-section last Tuesday and it honestly imbued me with a new found respect for women. I’d read and heard lots about the miracle of childbirth and as sacred as i thought it was, i had no idea it’d be so affecting in person. After rotating for about 2 weeks in Obs & Gynae, i’m already astounded by the resilience of every woman i interact with.
For the layman, during a C-section, women are given a special kind of anaesthesia which numbs them from the waist down. They’re usually awake during this (although sedated and disoriented). But as soon as they know that their baby has come into this world (taken out of the womb by the surgeons), despite all the numbness, despite the pain, despite the discomfort, all the pulling and stretching, all the labour and the exhaustion, there’s only one thing on their mind, the wellbeing of their baby.
During my first time witnessing this, as the surgeon got the baby out (hearing the baby cry instantaneously is another miracle), the lady on the table, almost asleep from the exhaustion and sedation, looked towards her side (where i was standing) and chanted just one thing ‘mera bacha theek hai’ (is my baby fine?)
The whole thing caught me off guard and tears welled up to my throat and i looked away to avoid sobbing and worrying the woman, as i reassured her that the baby was fine.
Almost none of us realise what women are actually capable of. They literally do everything AND still have the strength to pull something this miraculous off. I’d just like to quote some lines from Maxwell’s song ‘This Woman’s Work’ (which was coincidentally featured two weeks back in a show (the handmaid’s tale) about the subjugation of women in a fictional united states)
‘I know you’ve got a little life in you left
I know you’ve got a lot of strength left’
The song is primarily about childbirth and labour, and how a woman still carries on unshaken. Please do take out sometime to listen.
Here’s to respecting and understanding women and the miracles they’re capable of.
(P.s this post in NO WAY means that women are just baby making machines and that only mothers are worthy of respect. this was just one instance which made me realise just how much a woman is capable of empathy, humility and resilience. Women have and will continue to be capable of so so so much more)
Here’s the Link to Shabbir’s Post:
Heartwarming to read such a post and applaud our women for their courage and strength. Even more lovely to see such a post coming from a man because generally, the gender fails to understand the pain women endure during childbirth!