No matter how it happens, giving birth is no picnic.
Some might argue a C-section seems like an "easier" or "more convenient" option compared to vaginal birth.
But women who have gone through it, like new mom Raye Lee, can prove those who think C-sections are "the easy way out" wrong.
Lee expressed her thoughts and shared photos of her scar in a Facebook post last week that went viral.
To prove her point, her raw words about C-sections are dripping with sarcasm.
That doesn't sound easier than vaginal birth at all. The recovery sounds terrible, too.
(Warning: The photos in her post below are graphic.)
The post has been shared over 19,000 times because her words probably rung true for so many mothers who have gone through the same thing.
These words and images from Lee are powerful and are one important step toward getting rid of the stigma around C-section births.
According to the CDC, 32 percent of births in the US were C-sections in 2014.
It's more common in America compared to other countries, but just because some women opt for C-sections doesn't mean it's the easy way out.
Citations: New Mom's Viral Photos Tackle Misconceptions About C-Sections (Refinery 29)