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Amy Duggar Shut Down The Shamers Over Her Planned C-Section

Emily McWilliams 11 Oct 2019

There are still misconceptions surrounding C-section births. Because of this, moms who choose to have a C-section or had one due to emergency situations have been shamed by others.

Leave it to Amy Duggar to shut down these shamers once and for all in a new Instagram post.

If you're a fan of the shows "19 Kids And Counting" or "Counting On" on TLC, then chances are you know cousin Amy.

Amy Duggar is a regular visitor on the show and brightens up every episode with her quirky personality.

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Earlier this year, Amy and her husband Dillon, announced they were expecting their first child.

Amy and Dillon's baby is just one of many new babies who joined the ever-growing Duggar family this year.

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Soon, Amy and Dillon revealed that they were expecting a baby boy.

They also told fans that they planned on naming him Daxton. How sweet!

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Then came the update fans had been waiting for. Daxton was ready to make his debut.

Amy announced the news on Instagram, explaining that she had to have a planned C-section.

"With my small frame and the fact that the Dr. Said theres an 85% chance I'd have an emergency situation. We went ahead and scheduled a cesarean to be on the safe side," she said in an Instagram post.

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She also shut down any shamers who planned on judging her for the procedure.

"I'm sure there will be negative comments. But I have to do what's right for my body and what's healthy for my son," she said.

Sadly, C-section shaming is common as some believe that it's taking the "easy way out".

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Since sharing her post, many moms have spoken out in support of Amy's decision.

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This mom said she had a long and dangerous labor and wished she had planned one like Amy.

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Other said she did what was right for her.

Instagram | @rhirobinson

In many cases, a C-section birth is the best and healthiest option for mom and baby. People need to learn to respect that!

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Even though Amy was nervous about the procedure, Daxton arrived safe and sound.

The family shared this update from the hospital and it looks like everyone is doing great!

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