Frida and Cesarean Operation, 1932 by Frida Kahlo
In early May of 1932, while Frida was in Detroit, she got pregnant again. Realizing that Diego didn't want any children and knowing that there were some risks with her being carrying the pregnancy, Frida chose to stop the pregnancy with abortion as she had the previous one. A local Detroit specialist gives her medication and castor oil to compel the premature birth. Be all of that failed and Frida chose to carry the pregnancy to full term. She was told by doctors that she could carry the kid to full term and deliver through cesarean operation. Unfortunately, that didn't come true. On July fourth she endured a horrible life-threatening miscarriage.
Frida cannot finish this painting due to the physical and psychological pain from the miscarriage. This painting depicted what would have happened if the baby is delivered by cesarean. She had the baby delivered and put next it to her. This painting is also an expression of hope and fear. Unfortunately, the hopes are shattered. And in her another painting she started five days later she went back to her ex-voto" style depicting Henry Ford Hospital with the horror of the miscarriage.