I know that they have to have a valid reason, but it seems that this might be a fear of giving birth naturally.
I just don't know whether this is a good idea. I've had 2 sections and one had complications.
Any thoughts? I just still wonder why any woman would want one except for serious enough medical reasons.
That said, natural births aren't a walk in the park for most either.
Can't help but think it should be left up to the person with years of training or experience to make the call.......
.... No I suppose you should never trust a gynaecologist
Slugsta wrote (see)
I think there is a perception that caesars are 'routine' and easier than a vaginal delivery. People don't realise that a casear is major surgery and can cause a lot of problems, or that they impact on future deliveries.
Yeah that's my worry, but itsn't it strange that that is a perception, given it's majob abdominal surgery.
I guess (but I'm only guessing) that there is a fear that things won't be the same downstairs after a vaginal delivery.
I did envy women that could just pop them out and then to all intents and purposes, be fine almost instantly.
That happened to my friend, I drove her at 90 mph down the dual carriageway to hospital whilst eating a cheese sandwich (her not me) and then 1/2 an hour later... Babe in arms.
seren nos wrote (see)
My sister in law insisted on her second being a caersarean for her second one 16 years ago...........no medical reason.....the first one hurt....she had a grand total of 1 stitch..........she made so much fuss whilst pregnant that they agreed that she could have one.. gave her an excuse to sit on her backside for even longer than the first one.................
See that's madness to me, my first c recovery was so painful. I got to the point where I ordered people not to make me laugh because it hurt so much.
And sneezing just made me hit the roof.
The second one was much better but still...
It does seem strange, but then I'm hardly an expert. I agree with patient choice, but I fail to see many advantages of a caersarean that wasn't recommended by a professional. Would many people go back to the days of a major wound for any other operation when keyhole surgery was available, for example?
I believe that they are common in America. The major advantage being that you can schedule your delivery in for a specific day (assuming that the baby isn't early) and plan your life around it. It also helps the staff, as they can perform all the deliveries in a 9-5 job instead of at all hours of the day and night. Not sure that makes it best for the patient though.
i don't believe in patients choice in this case.
a lot of the time patients don't know what's good for them and many won't be making an informed choice, it will become a fashion choice for the majority.
I would not choose c section much as I had a fear of giving birth naturally I would've taken that option over surgery any day of the week.
I can not see the desire in wanting to be cut open. Sorry but that is not a nice place to be.
Maybe I'm just old fashioned.
It does seem to be an odd decision.
Cesareans have a life saving place for mum and baby but I can't see why someone would opt for major abdominal surgery when it wasn't medically necessary.
the problem is a lot of mums-to-be aren't going to be making educated decisions on this, about what is good for them and what is good for the baby.
their education is from heat and hello magazines and general tabloid media which are constantly reporting about celebs being too posh to push and making out that c-section is the easy option. especially when they follow up with reports showing how quickly the celebs are back on their feet and back in shape.
for an independent informed decision the father should choose.
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