You Might Have Some Complicated Feelings
Whether you planned to give birth via C-section or it was a surprise or emergency, you'll probably have some feelings about it. You might feel disappointed that you didn't get the chance to have a vaginal birth while simultaneously feeling relieved that you didn't have to push a human out of your vagina. You might feel confused as to why you had a C-section or unconvinced that it was medically necessary . . . but at the same time thankful that you and your baby are healthy and alive. You might be frustrated about recovering from surgery.
Or you might really have no feelings about it until a rude stranger says or writes something that makes you question yourself and your abilities as a mother, since you "didn't really give birth." The point is, with C-sections it seems, it's complicated. And that's normal.