"I carried and grew my son/daughter for over ten months. I don’t feel any less like a woman because I did not push him out. I was looking forward to the experience, yes. Maybe that is not quite the accurate choice of words, but I did want to endure this rite of passage. But the point is the birth of the child and the child was birthed. I pride myself on appreciating and respecting other people’s perspectives and beliefs, but on this matter, I am unwavering. A caesarian is a powerful birth unto itself, without need for apology, and with only reason to celebrate. Those who do not agree are grappling with expectations and not reality"