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Caesarean Birth - Is It A Good Decision?

Jul 8, 2008
Caesarean birth has picked up as a trend in the last few decades. More and more would-be mothers want to avoid the labor pain and effort involved in delivery. Quite contrary to the belief of that surgical birth is a safe, quick and a pain-less procedure, it comes with many disadvantages and risks. As compared to vaginal or natural pregnancy labor and delivery which involves reduced usage of drugs and shorter hospitalization period, birth with surgical procedures is not free of risks and complications. Therefore, unless advised by your physician, do not go in for a caesarean delivery!

How You Get Harmed
Read below to find out how a caesarean birth can prove to be more harmful than effective unless advised by your doctor:

1. Long recuperation period: The fear of labor pain makes many expecting mothers resort to the surgical method to deliver their babies as it is assumed to be a relatively quicker process requiring just a day or two of hospitalization. However, due to the use of drugs and surgical procedures, recuperation is longer as compared to natural birth.

2. Increased chances of Infection: Unlike natural birth, caesarean procedures have more chances of infection affecting both the inner and outer incisions. In many cases, severe infection may occur that might require post delivery surgeries and use of strong doses of antibiotics.

3. In many cases, after the surgery, women complain of weight gain with the area below the incision taking the shape of a pouch. Also, many women also complain of loss of sensation in and around the incision area.

4. In cases of surgical delivery, the mother also has chances of developing life-long impediments like strained back, uneven body movements and other complications depending upon the extent of the surgery etc.

5. As compared to naturally born babies, surgically delivered babies are not completely receptive immediately after birth due to the use of drugs in the surgical process. Also, breast-feeding the surgical babies require more of an effort vis-a-vis babies born through natural childbirth techniques.

Remedies To Avoid The Harmful Effects Of Caesarean Birth
You can introduce some changes in your daily routine after pregnancy to reduce the pain and trauma of surgery.

1. You could go for regular walks after a few months of delivery. This will help to provide flexibility to the body and will also help to remove stiffness caused because of the surgery.

2. You could follow a regular exercise regime to keep the body flexible and active.

3. You would need to take regular medication as advised by the practitioner to prevent any chances of post-delivery infection and complication.

4. You should go for regular medical check-up to avoid post delivery complications.

Overall, it is important to opt for caesarean birth only when it becomes extremely necessary and not just to avoid pain and effort of natural labor and delivery! Why take all the risks associated with surgical procedures when there are natural and better techniques available which to a large extent involve fewer complications!
About the Author
Many doctors these days suggest caesarean birth because their patients are scared of the pain associated with natural pregnancy labor and vaginal childbirth. Visit http://www.pregnancy-period.com to know more about these and other pregnancy related issues.
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