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Kate Hudson criticised after calling women who have caesareans "lazy"

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Kate Hudson criticised after calling women who have caesareans "lazy" © Getty Kate Hudson criticised after calling women who have caesareans "lazy" Kate Hudson has found herself in hot water after she jokingly called women who have caesareans "lazy". 

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, she was asked "What's the laziest thing you've ever done?" She responded, "Have a c-section!" The actress' first child, Ryder, was born via cesarean in 2004.

Though women can choose to have a c-section, a lot of women are forced to undergo the procedure out of health necessity. Described by the NHS as a "major operation", the process involves a 10-20cm cut being made across the lower stomach and womb, so that the baby can be delivered. It takes between 40 and 50 minutes.

Recovering from a caesarean usually takes longer than recovering from a vaginal delivery. You might need to stay in hospital for three or four days, compared with one or two days for a vaginal birth.

Understandably, Hudson's comments - despite their clear lighthearted intentions - have attracted criticism. 

Hudson is yet to respond to the backlash.

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