A screenshot of a conversation between a mom-to-be and her ex-birth photographer has gone viral after it was posted by the Facebook page Sanctimommy, which claps back at people who shame moms or give them unsolicited advice. The photographer, it turns out, dumped her client when she found out she would be giving birth via C-section.
This is news to me, but apparently there are people out there who believe that if a woman has a C-section, she didn't technically give "birth." Some people even call it the "easy way out." I call BS: I have plenty of friends who were delivered via C-section and I'm 100% certain they were all born.
Anyway, here's how the convo went down:
“A surgery isn’t birth my dear,” explains the photographer. “You aren’t giving birth. You are having surgery to remove your baby from your abdomen. That is not birth no matter how you swing it and I for one don’t want to be there to take pictures of it.”
UGHHHHHH. I don't know what's worse—this photographer's bizarre, narrow views on what qualifies as "birth," or her over-the-top condescension. "My dear"? GTFO.
And it gets even worse. She continues:
If you decide to give motherhood a go from the get and have an actual birth let me know and we can schedule your session. This motherhood job is hard, if I were you I would think twice about starting such a job by cutting corners so early in the game.
Understandably, moms in the group were livid. Many are slinging shade at the photographer in the comments:
Damn. No one drops a mic quite like a mom.