The 34-year-old actress Gemma Atkinson who welcomed her first baby Mia this year decided to hit out at mommy-shamers in a heartfelt post.
She spoke out in defense of C-section births after being told that “It’s not proper labor”, and she admitted that she’d been left wondering if she’d somehow failed by having a C-section delivery to welcome her daughter.
Gemma said that she’d been left doubting herself after a woman joked that she’d taken the “easy option” and suggested that she hadn’t had the real experience.
Opening up to fans on Instagram , Gemma wrote: “A lady recently joked with me that I’d had the easy option when it came to having Mia as I didn’t experience ‘proper labour.’
“She wasn’t being nasty, she said it in jest and she was actually really lovely, but it did get me thinking when I got home.
“Had I failed? Had I not done it ‘properly’? After a good chat with myself i came to the conclusion that the only ‘proper’ way to have a baby is the way that’s safest for you and your baby.”
The actress opened up to her fans on Instagram and wrote a heartfelt post, which was liked over 43k times.
She accompanied the post with an inspirational quote for fellow moms:
Gemma and her boyfriend Gorka Marquez have been happily settling into their life with the newest addition to the family.