Yoruba Actress, Foluke Daramola put up a post on her instagram page of Raw and unedited picture of a mother breastfeeding her 2weeks old baby after a C- section delivery.
She wrote, ‘This is priceless. This is what some mothers go through. The pains. The stretch mark. The shapeless body. The flappy tummy. Some of us use corset and body magic to hide it. Some of us use push up bra to feel sexy but when we get into the bathroom, naked and see the real body , we remind ourselves that we produced a creature, a human being. Please women learn to love yourself. Love your body. Motherhood is a beautiful thing. I pray that those trying for a child will get pregnant. Men, learn to love your wives. What we go through isn’t easy. We don’t need you to misbehave, we don’t want you to cheat on us. We don’t want you to beat us. We don’t want you to deny us our right. All we need is love , transparency, care and support. After all these suffering some men without conscience hit their wives. Some don’t care if she has eaten . Some even abandon her to cater for the baby. Some spend more on their girlfriend forgetting they have a nursing wife at home. On judgement day , I wonder the excuse you will give God for maltreating your wife.
Some men even have the guts to tell their wives that she is not a woman just because she delivered through CS . I believe a true woman is the one who had her child(ren) through surgery. She has to go through pains. Serious pains. She has to deny herself food for days at least 3days. She can’t eat normal food for a month. She can’t even bath herself well. Unlike the vagina birth. Men , no matter the method of delivery treat her like a queen. For a mother and child to come out alive is God’s grace. Pregnancy and Labour is between life and death. Learn to respect mothers.