A cesarean section involves major abdominal surgery and poses various risks to both a mother and her baby.
When needed, the procedure, can be used to avoid more serious complications and even to save lives.
However, because a cesarean birth bypasses many natural processes intended to occur when a woman gives birth vaginally, it is not an option that should be considered lightly.
Elective cesareans rob both mother and baby of many much-needed benefits of vaginal birth and pose many serious risks.
There are many instances when a cesarean birth might be advised, but in general, in the USA and some other countries, the cesarean rate is much higher than it should be as women are being co-erced into this birth option.
Childbirth Connection, a USA non-profit organization, has identified 33 evidence-based areas where cesarean section was found to involve more risk than vaginal birth, and only four areas where vaginal birth was found to involve more risk than cesarean.1
You should therefore research your options very carefully and get a second opinion before you make a final decision, if possible.
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1.Childbirth Connection, http://childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10166
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