Some mothers have only experienced natural birth while some only Cesarean section. Michelle is a mother of two sons who have experienced both natural birth and C-section. Here, she shares her experience and opinions on both of the different birth methods.\r\nMichelle Lee, 36\r\nI\u2019m very proud to be able to let people know that I\u2019m a mother who has been through both birth methods. Two of my sons were born through different methods, I\u2019m glad I know what it\u2019s like going through the two different types of birth.\r\n\r\nMy elder son, Brayton, who is now 9, was born through the Cesarean section surgery procedure. Meanwhile, my younger son, Kingston, 8 years old now, was born through natural birth. Each method has its own pros and cons, just like everything else.\r\n\r\n\r\nC-Section\r\nDuring my first birth, it was an emergency C-section due to an unplanned water break. To be more specific, the doctor\u2019s sudden decision for surgery was because the baby defecated while still being inside my womb. The doctor feared that the baby will consume his own faeces and decided the surgery would be best.\r\n\r\nI remembered being very nervous and confused moment my water broke, wondering why in the world is the water so dirty. It all made sense when the doctor said that it was because the baby had defecated. Though I\u2019d say I was a little disappointed finding out that I needed to give birth to my first child through surgery, I was hoping for a natural birth.\r\n\r\nThe disadvantages of going through this birth method are the epidural injection. It has caused me some side effects such as backache. My back now starts hurting when I stand for too long, which is a problem that I never had before. Besides that, there is also a scar on my stomach, which to me, is a shame.\r\n\r\nThe only advantage of this is a funny thing though. A baby that is born from surgery looks better the moment its born compared to a baby from natural birth. If you ask me, that\u2019s all I\u2019ve got to say about the pros of Cesarean surgery.\r\n\r\n\r\nNatural Birth\r\nIn the following year, I had my second son. The pregnancy was actually not advised by the doctor as apparently, it isn\u2019t good to get pregnant too quickly after giving birth through the C-section surgery. However, I went with it anyway by not having any birth prevention.\r\n\r\nI would say that the difference between both methods would be the pain that you would have to go through. There were no pains during the surgery as you'll be on anaesthetics but it is after the procedure. The pain that I had to go through after the C-section surgery lasted for quite a while.\r\n\r\nWhereas during natural birth, I was numbed with several kinds of pain but it was still much easier than the C-section surgery. After the natural birth, it will still hurt a little on the lower region, that\u2019s for sure but it\u2019s not as bad compared to the surgery.\r\n\r\nIf a choice is given, I would say that natural birth is better than surgery for a mother. At least in my own opinion, I would prefer giving birth naturally.\r\n\r\nFor more birth stories, please visit Motherhood.com.my.