The rise of C-Sections and its risks. (Information on C-Sections)
Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:13 PM
So I just wanted to put a few links in here about C-Sections. There is this fear around childbirth that is instilled in us from our Doctors. What we need to remember is we are woman. Our mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers all gave birth. Back to the beginning of time we have given birth. It is a NATURAL process that our bodies are capable of doing. We have to trust our bodies to let us do this. C-Sections are MAJOR ABDOMINAL SURGERY! There are many many risks involved. Now saying that, I'm not saying you should never have a c-section. Sometimes its for the sake and health of the mother and child. Heart rating dropping, baby is stuck, a major health issue that requires a doctor to act fast. Than by all means yes a c-section is required.
But there are risks for future pregnancies that doctors may not tell you. 2-4x maternal mortality, bigger chance of having a premie, higher infant mortality, more chances of breathing problems in the newborn, six months of recovery from major abdominal surgery, problems with breastfeeding, greater chances of complications like placenta accreta, previa, etc. in future pregnancies. Now doctors are recommending no more than 2 c-sections because of the increased risks in future pregnancies. It is also harder to find a OB who will deliver your second child vaginally if you had a previous csection. This is called a VBAC. These are all things to thing about before having a c-section. Not to mention recovery from a c-section is longer than a vaginal recovery. Not being able to lift anything heavy, driving, and pain.
Ok that said here are a few links for those interested. Again this is not to offend anyone. I hate even posting this. But it makes me sick to my stomach and I just want the information for those who want it. If you don't that is fine. All that matters is at the end you have a healthy beautiful baby! If you go vaginally or a needed c-section.
Cesarean Birth in a Culture of Fear
C-sections may be behind rise of preemie births - Kids and parenting - MSNBC.com
Childbirth Connection: helping women and families make decisions for pregnancy, childbirth, labor pain relief, the postpartum period, and other maternity care issues.
International Cesarean Awareness Network
If you want any more information please feel free to PM me. Or Mods if this against some rule I don't know about or too offending which I'm trying not to be you can delete it.
Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:18 PM
Also I want to mention that my Dr. did discuss all the risks of both c-sections and vaginal births a while back and again when we went over our birth plan the other day.
Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:39 PM
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:57 PM
As far as c-sections I don't doubt that many women feel the way that Lady Cheese does about c-sections.
Personally I watched my sister go through 18 hours of labor after her water broke before she was dialated, she finally got to a 6 with the help of a lot of pitocin which was incredibly painful. Her Dr. was anti-csection and kept telling her it was going to work out, but when she got stuck at 6, they finally agreed that the baby needed to come out, my sister was so worn out from the experiene and in the end the Dr. had to vaccume my nephew out of her pelvis because he was so stuck, he would have never come out on his own. He was a very large baby and my sister's body would not have been able to deliver him naturally.
So the moral to my novel is that many times its really the best thing for everyone involved and until you are in the situation your self you really cannot tell what you will decide to do.
Until a few weeks ago, my daughter was not turned properly and we thought we would be scheduling a c-section, personlly the risks of a c-section were something I was willing to take on over turning my child in utero as those risks out weighed the c-section risks.
That's the beauty of pregnancy and childbirth its all very different for everyone and everyone has a unique experience.
Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:00 AM
Lady Cheese. I am so sorry! And heres a huuuuuuuge hug!!!!!!
Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:08 AM
Acupuncture may hike odds of conceiving - Pregnancy - MSNBC.com
here is the link, also this is not any of my business but have you thought of telling your family that you guys are trying and not to bother you about it, the extra stress they are causing you is not helping you at all. It might help to have their support, instead of keeping it secret.
Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:10 AM
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:31 AM
I'm not anti c-section, but I personally would not opt to have a c-section unless it was neccessary. I won't go into my reasons, because I think it would be offensive to some of the girls who have chosen to go that route.
Have you read Pushed? I forget who it's by It discusses all the info you just listed. It's a pretty good and interesting read on how our country pushes c-sections as being safer when that's not always true. We have the highest c-section rate out of all the developed countries.
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