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Kate Hudson Said Her C-Section Was The Laziest Thing She'd Done And This Celeb Had Thoughts

Earlier this week Kate Hudson claimed having a C-section was the "laziest thing" she'd "ever done". Emily Andre has now opened up about her own, very different experience.

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Earlier this week Kate Hudson caused controversy after telling Cosmopolitan that having a caesarian section was the "laziest thing" she'd "ever done".

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"The 'laziest' thing I've ever done https://t.co/ZfOzkuosj7 is have a c-section," says #KateHudson @DrJenGunter… https://t.co/maXVuNDS3Z

It didn't take long for the comments to go viral.

When Kate Hudson said having a C-SECTION is lazy. I almost died from preeclampsia with first and had mild with my second. #LazyMom #HighRisk

And people went in.

@PerezHilton I can't believe Kate Hudson. My ex sister-in-law had 2 have a c-section because she & the baby were si… https://t.co/38p7P9SBbP

What kind of a c-section did Kate Hudson get? Caring for a newborn while recovering from major abdominal surgery is "lazy"?

Well, now Emily Andre – full-time doctor and wife to Peter – has weighed in on the debate.

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Emily had a natural birth with her first child Amelia, but had to undergo an emergency C-section with her second child Theo after doctors discovered he was breech.

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And now Emily has revealed that she felt both anxious and guilty about the procedure, because she believed she'd "let [Theo] down."

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Speaking on Lorraine, Emily said:

I felt disappointed. I felt like I'd let him down because it is more risky having a caesarian than a natural birth, so I was worried about him. I'd looked into all the risks and worried myself probably more than I should have done. As a doctor you see all the worst-case scenarios, the labours where things go wrong. So I probably did have that in my head.

Emily went on to say that she expected the procedure to be easy, but found the reality much more challenging than a natural delivery.

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When I found out I had to have a caesarian, I'd heard of "too posh to push," so I thought it had to be the easy option. And I was just so shocked. It was so much harder. I did have an easy birth with Millie [the family's nickname for Amelia] so maybe I was slightly skewed from that perspective, but I was really shocked at the recovery.

And Emily also said she found the recovery process really difficult.

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The caesarian was fine, but the recovery was really hard. Just in terms of managing the pain, and I struggled with breastfeeding, with being able to get him in the right position. And not being able to drive, not being able to pick Millie up. They seem like silly things, but when you're a new mum it makes it really hard. It took about six weeks to get back to normal.

Emily concluded by advising mums to do "whatever feels right for them" when making decisions about their deliveries.

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You just have to do what's right for you. Whether you feel that's having a caesarian, or you feel that's having a natural birth. A lot of times nature takes its course and you don't have a choice. So as long as you have the facts about the risks and the benefits, you have to decide what's right for you.