Photographer refuses to shoot mom because she's having a C-section
A controversial text exchanged has generated a lot of buzz on a Facebook page dedicated to moms.
Sanctimommy, a page where mothers can rant about others who judge their mothering style, shared the exchange:
It's between a pregnant mom and a photographer. The photographer refuses to shoot the birth because it's going to be a C-section. "A surgery isn't birth, my dear. You aren't giving birth. You are having a surgery to remove your baby from your baby from your abdomen," the photographer wrote.
"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," they continued. "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."
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He also accused the mother of "cutting corners."
The messages went viral, with hundreds of people commenting -- many of them mothers themselves who have had a C-section. The CDC estimates that over 30 percent of women give birth by C-section, so this one is far from alone.
Whether this photographer heard the rallying message that going through the surgery isn't "cutting corners," though, is uncertain.